Top 5 Target Date Fund Families in 2015
These fund families took in the most assets last year. Looking ahead, Ron Surz thinks this year could bring trouble for investors in 2015-dated funds.
401(k)s Keep Getting Cheaper
The average expense ratio for mutual funds in 401(k)s is down 20 points from 2009, BrightScope and ICI found.
Trustees at $2 Billion 401(k) Charged With Self-Dealing, Excessive Fees
A court case alleges trustees to Insperity 401(k) plan allowed excessively high recordkeeping costs, amounting to self-dealing by plan fiduciaries.
Recent SEC Exams of RIAs Focusing on Client Retirement Accounts
Following up on its promise to do so, the SEC's examiners are looking closely at RIAs' oversight of clients' 401(k) and IRA accounts.
Passive Funds Come With Own Fiduciary Risks
The misperception that passive investments eliminate fiduciary obligations is dangerous, Russell analysts write.
401(k) vs. Pension: Which Is Better?
Here is a look at 4 stakeholder views on the question of 401(k)’s efficacy, or inadequacy, in preparing the country for retirement.
Meet the Software Firm That Wants to Power the Next Gen of 401(k)s
New tech tools have become vital to the highly competitive 401(k) recordkeeping market. Here's the story behind one solution provider.
Coming Soon to RIAs: More Sales Calls From Asset Managers
More than 6 in 10 asset managers have a sales force dedicated to RIAs, up from less than half last year, reported kasina.
Over Half of House Democrats Call for Changes in DOL Fiduciary Plan
A comment letter signed by 96 House Democrats asks for a less prescriptive approach to fiduciary regulation.
Rivals Question Betterment’s New 401(k) Platform
Betterment's robo-advisory platform is raising questions in the 401(k) plan industry ranging from the use of ETFs to compliance with DOL’s QDIA disclosure requirements.