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.
This is the second lawsuit filed this month against the university regarding excessive fees in its 403(b) plan.
The amount of employers offering Roth contributions in their 401(k) plans rose by 50%, according to a study by T. Rowe Price.
In addition to alleging the St. Louis-based university allowed the plan to charge excessive fees, the lawsuit alleges the plan's loan program violated ERISA prohibited transaction rules.
The three-day event featured speakers from the DOL, top ERISA law firms and plan providers, as well as high-performing plan sponsors from across the U.S.
U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that for repeated claims the plaintiffs failed to correct the deficiencies in the original complaint identified by the court in its prior order dismissing the suit.
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The university is also accused of approving a TIAA loan program that required excessive collateral as security for repayment of the loan, charged grossly excessive fees for administration of the loan, and violated DOL rules for participant loan programs.
Retirement plan recordkeepers describe plans to dramatically ramp up scale and double down on new technologies that support efficient growth and client service.