Fee compression hit recordkeepers first, then asset managers. Advisers are next, experts agree, but they can learn some important lessons from their service provider partners.
“These digital and service model investments support our efforts to bring the best from both organizations to provide unparalleled value to participants, clients, advisers and consultants,” says Renee Shaaf at Principal.
The audit service provides an in-depth assessment of the digital user experience offered by retirement plan recordkeepers to plan sponsors.
This was one of Fidelity's arguments in a memorandum to support its motion to dismiss a consolidated lawsuit alleging it is receiving “secret” or “kickback” payments from providers on its FundsNetwork platform.
Principal is not only acquiring additional capabilities and scale, but an experienced and highly professional team, said Renee Schaaf.
Joe Ready is taking a new role as head of Trust and chief fiduciary officer for Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management, and will remain connected to the integration of Principal and Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust, supporting client and employee transitions.
The integration allows advisers to access client data in their Fi360 Toolkit, according to the firms, with the goal of streamlining business processes and better serving clients’ needs.
Principal’s retirement business president offers additional details about the firm’s acquisition of Wells Fargo’s retirement business, while outside analysts reflect on the broader industry implications of two major providers coming together.
The new website includes a detailed section about how unlimited investment lineup options can help 401(k) advisers give their clients the best chance of reaching retirement readiness.
A look at consolidation, the role of recordkeepers and the importance of financial wellness programs.
Plaintiffs argue it was inappropriate to allow three recordkeepers to supply the plans with a separate menu of investment choices, including mutual fund share classes that charged higher fees than other alternatives that offered the same investment strategies or less expensive share classes of the exact same investment fund—or both.
PLANADVISER has announced winners of the fourth annual Adviser Choice Awards, to be handed out at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards 2018 on March 29th.