The new solution aims to help advisers provide smaller plans with a “big plan experience.”
A new study by the ICI finds that few DC plan participants stopped contributing to their plans in Q1 2017, and the rate of asset-allocation changes remained low.
The case is a consolidation of two lawsuits alleging BB&T breached ERISA by favoring its own proprietary investment options and recordkeeping services in its retirement plans at the expense of performance.
A federal district court judge only moved forward certain claims of breaches of fiduciary duty of prudence under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
J.P. Morgan researchers offer an advanced look at a case study analysis suggesting a new approach to conducting adviser-supported recordkeeping RFPs.
The median recordkeeper, trust and custody fee per participant is $59.
Cetera Expands Retirement Business; Mercer Expands Leadership in Detroit Office; OneAmerica Names West Coast Relationship Executive.
PLANADVISER learns from Morningstar's research team about a new benchmarking service comparing 20,000 DC retirement plans to establish better comparisons of qualified plan costs versus IRAs.
Veirphy Analytics Names Chief Growth Officer; Newfleet Brings on Head of Institutional Business Development; Lincoln Financial Group Hires Retirement Planning Leader; and more.
For plan sponsors, benefits include improved recordkeeping and reporting, online plan management capabilities and enhanced client support, Vanguard says.
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. has rolled out SMART PLAN, for which it will accept fiduciary responsibility as a 3(38) discretionary manager for plans with assets between $10 million and $30 million.
The motivation for creating the Outcome Optimizer was born out of the understanding that plan sponsors and business owners are competitive by nature and, for the most part, they want to offer top quality benefits that reward hardworking employees.
The majority of plan sponsors overseeing the investment menus in their 401(k) plans neither actively engage with nor actively seek information about investment managers on a regular basis; they look to plan advisers and consultants to do that.
The head of DCIO sales for Wells Fargo describes an encouraging trend in the way advisers are defining their value and assessing pricing that is fully rationalized and fair to both the client and the firm.
The complaint alleges fiduciary breaches of ERISA with regards to MFS offering its proprietary funds in its 401(k) plans.
As with similar lawsuits, the one against Brown University attacks the traditional 403(b) plan model.
The companies hope to enable financial advisers to access retirement planning and wealth management tools on a single platform.
The suit, Barrett vs. Pioneer Natural Resources, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and calls out the firm’s offering of both stable value and money market funds.
According to plaintiffs, the plan’s small size and lack of expertise allowed Nationwide to assess an unreasonable asset-based fee for recordkeeping and administration.
The platform is designed to provide flexibility in investment selection, advice and education for all types of IRAs.