The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $26 billion; while subject to various closing conditions, the deal is expected to close successfully by the middle of next year.
Retirement plans of all sizes are seeing their recordkeeping fee schedules questioned, especially when those fees are expressed as a percentage of assets.
The deal announced by Creative Planning and America’s Best 401k shows recordkeeper consolidation is not just occurring at the top end of the market.
Principal is incorporating capabilities from the Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust platform into its own proprietary recordkeeping system, which will serve Principal and transitioning Wells Fargo customers moving forward.
The recently finalized acquisition of Wells Fargo’s Retirement and Trust business by Principal Financial Group calls to mind an earlier deal, inked by John Hancock and New York Life.
The advantages of working with FlexPrecision allow financial advisers to concentrate on market opportunities and to cultivate new business.
Kevin Barry, president of workplace investing for Fidelity, talks recordkeeping industry consolidation and the need for scale.
The SPARK Institute's Data Security Oversight Board (DSOB) worked with definitional examples from national cyber standards, international regulations, state privacy laws, and client contracts and gathered insights from the plan consultant representatives on the board.
City National argued that if a District Court had considered certain offsets to the damages award, it would have been clear that the bank never received more compensation than necessary for performing recordkeeping services for its own plan.
The recently-announced merger between BB&T and SunTrust will create the sixth-largest retail banking organization in the U.S.; both firms also have a presence in the DC plan recordkeeping world, prompting questions about what the deal could mean for retirement plan clients.
Speakers at the Best of PSNC 2018 event in Boston said diversification remains incredibly important, but simplifying the fund menu is a win-win for participants and sponsors.
The changes streamline the investment, administrative, operational and communication processes for 403(b) participants, plan sponsors and advisers, says IPX.
The decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is short and to the point, stretching just 15 pages and ruling only weakly in favor of the AT&T defendants’ motion to dismiss by allowing room for an amended complaint.
The IPX platform provides RIAs with a more manageable entry point into the complex 403(b) and 457(b) markets by streamlining the requisite custody, trust, trading and administrative services.
Despite the tremendous progress of the last decade, there remain some “surprisingly different perspectives” among plan sponsors, recordkeepers, and individual participants when it comes to priorities and best practices, according to a new Cerulli report.
Businessolver President and CEO Jon Shanahan says a new joint solution being rolled out with Transamerica better acknowledges the “intrinsic relationship between wealth and health” by delivering a “one wallet” approach.
It is an end-to-end solution designed to make is easy for advisers to propose, onboard and serve 401(k) plans.