Defined Contribution Plans
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Who oversees wealth advisers who guide investors on 401(k)s? It depends.
The financial services industry is trading plenty of barbs with regulators over fiduciary regulation, but a gray area could put advisers at risk: What about the adviser who guides wealth management clients on their 401(k)s?It's likely an everyday scenario for many advisers who give clients advice
Who wants to service a tiny retirement plan? This guy.
Retirement plan consultant builds service for plans with less than $2M in assets.
Employer objections stand in way of 401(k) plan success
Advisers can adopt strategies to counteract arguments against trying to maximize contributions
Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million settlement in 401(k) fiduciary breach suit
Firm denies allegations made by its own retirement plan participants in four-year-old case that was set to go to trial April 13.
New areas for 401(k) lawsuits emerge
A new array of developing legal risks awaits unwary retirement plans and their advisers.
Retirement plan advisers are preparing for major changes
Experts weigh in with best practices retirement plan advisers should make sure they have in place given pending industry shifts
DOL head says fiduciary standard will happen
Secretary Perez has confidence his agency will complete work on the rule before Obama's term ends.
IRA incentives help savers, but they need to keep a close eye on fees
The programs, including one launched last week by Fidelity, won't make everyday investors millionaires, but they help
Who needs a cash balance plan? Not just New Jersey
A tussle over public pensions has thrust these defined-benefit plans into the spotlight.
Pivotal 401(k) fee lawsuit in front of Supreme Court means big changes for plan advisers
Regardless of how the high court rules, ongoing investment monitoring will be here to stay.
Vanguard finds another way to get its ETFs in your clients' hands
With new presence in the ETF strategist game, Vanguard wins Envestnet, Cambridge and more retirement-plan business.
Company stock fading in 401(k) plans
Knowledge about diversification, restrictions and concern about lawsuits drive decline.
Lockheed Martin to pay $62 million settlement in 401(k) fee suit
Plaintiffs claimed defense contractor breached fiduciary duty, mismanaged funds.
Longer life expectancies are killing pension funds
Breakfast with Benjamin: Pension funds never factored in that people would live as long as they're living. Plus: Fake hedge funder goes to extremes to cover his tracks, Congress to the rescue, and IRA missteps you can avoid
In target date funds, performance starts to trump risk management as assets balloon
Some strategies stay aggressive right up to target date while others dial down risk; each group has its reasons