American United Life (AUL) Retirement Services has recently teamed with Mesirow Financial’s Investment Strategies department to launch its Fiduciary Partnership Service.
Gallagher Retirement Services has released its 2010 editions of its Fiduciary Risk Mitigation Process Manual.
Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it was sending a questionnaire out to about a thousand 401(k) plan sponsors.
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has announced two upcoming dates for its “Getting It Right…Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities” seminar.
BlackRock Inc. and the largest U.S. business lobby groups are fighting to strike a provision in the financial regulations overhaul legislation that they say could harm millions of investors in retirement plans and pension funds.
While the markets were in an apparent freefall last week, I could hear former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen on the TV in the next room telling (lecturing?) the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
May 7, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Loring Ward has signed an agreement to acquire the assets and retirement services of Tribeca Advisors, LLC.
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis filed an amicus curiae brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the remedy of awarding plan participants a “surcharge” to recover monetary damages for fiduciary breaches.
Here’s a question to ask your plan sponsor clients: “Why do you offer a 401(k) plan?”
A new whitepaper by TIAA-CREF highlights steps 403(b) plan sponsors can take to uphold their fiduciary obligations and help plan participants maximize their retirement savings.
There is a “common wisdom” in our business that suggests that all plan sponsors are, more or less, alike.
Change is a reality of life.
Participants were more likely to gain access to advice last year – but the pace of expansion was slow.
For all the fuss about fees, a recent friend of the court filing by the Department of Labor reminds us that it’s not just what you pay, it’s what you get for what you pay.
Regulators might be cracking down on prohibited advice arrangements in retirement plans and broadening the scope of fiduciary status, suggested Jason C. Roberts, partner and co-chair of the Financial Services Practice Group at Reish & Reicher.
An Illinois-based retirement plan consulting firm has introduced a Fiduciary Fitness Review for plan sponsors.
RidgeWorth Investments has launched a new Web site that has an interactive, customizable retirement plan benchmarking tool and general resources that 401(k) advisers can use to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary duty.
The Value Quotient announced the release of CLIENTconnect, fiduciary management solutions delivered by financial advisers to their 401(k) and 403(b) clients.
Although the new regulations governing 403(b) plans are already in effect, many plan sponsors admit to not fully understanding certain compliance requirements.
FCRC Apps, LLC, a software development firm, has announced the release of version 2.0 of its Web-based application, eFiduciary.net.