The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is advocating for reform of 12b-1 fees.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted Bernard Madoff-inspired rules that make it more difficult for investment advisers to custody their clients’ assets.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said today it is investigating Bank of America Corp.’s (BofA) failure to disclose Merrill Lynch’s losses to shareholders voting on Merrill’s acquisition.
Advisers could be looking at some changes on target-date funds next year—and maybe a change in certain mutual fund fees.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor will present video remarks by Secretary Hilda L. Solis outlining the department’s regulatory agenda.
A U.S. House committee on Wednesday approved the Investor Protection Act, which would expand the power of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A federal judge in New York has turned away a request by lawyers from State Street Bank & Trust to postpone preliminarily approving an $89.75-million settlement in a fiduciary breach case involving mortgage-related investments by State Street’s bond funds.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking a hard look at retirement products, including the positioning of target-date funds.
We all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch – a lesson that a group of older investors is now learning the hard way.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today launched an investor education Web site that provides investors with in-depth information and "top tips" on how to invest wisely, plan for the future, and avoid being scammed.
Two investors are pointing their fingers at the U.S. government for failing to stop Bernard Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme.
After months of fighting with regulators, Bank of America (BofA) is turning over documents about its purchase of Merrill Lynch, according to news reports.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Detroit-area stock broker Frank Bluestein with fraud, alleging that he lured elderly investors into a $250 million Ponzi scheme.
Bank of America Corp has formally denied U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) claims accusing it of misleading shareholders about bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch & Co employees before the companies' January merger.
Federal securities regulators said they will take the opportunity of pre-trial fact-finding in their existing case against the Bank of America (BofA) to see if any additional charges need to be filed.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff rejected a settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Bank of America (BofA) over bonuses paid by Merrill Lynch, the Associated Press reported.
A couple in Charlotte, North Carolina, allegedly bilked $32.5 million by persuading investors to cash out of their retirement funds and invest in fake investments promising huge returns.
Plan sponsors got a bit of a roadmap from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) about how to rely on a summary prospectus to meet the prospectus delivery component of safe-harbor provisions.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has encouraged broker/dealer (B/D) bosses to rein in their reps.