DOL Tries to Clarify QDIA Regs on Annuities in TDFs
Can target-date funds that feature annuities be used as qualified default investment alternatives in 401(k) plans? The DOL tries to explain.
If Trump Wants to Kill DOL Rule, He’d Better Act Soon
For stakeholders against the DOL fiduciary rule who are hoping the Trump administration will intervene, time is running out.
DOL Rule Adds to Mutual Fund Industry Headwinds
Moody’s and other analysts expect fiduciary rule to flip the balance of power as advisors adopt fee-based compensation.
Betterment CEO to Trump: DOL Fiduciary Rule ‘Worth Your Time’
The independent robo-advisory took out full-page ads in the NYT and WSJ asking the president-elect and readers to get behind the rule.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Infringes on Advisors’ Freedom of Speech, Lawsuit Claims
U.S. District judge in Texas hears a First Amendment argument against the Labor Dept.’s fiduciary rule under ERISA.
Top 10 Funds in 401(k)s
When it comes to outfitting their 401(k) plan menus, sponsors suffer no shortage of options.
Social Security COLA for 2017: Expect Tiny Increase, if Any
What can retirees expect for a benefits increase for Social Security in 2017? Not much, experts say.
5 Major Signs of Risk in 401(k) Plans
Advisors can track 401(k) plans by watching 19 “red flags” gleaned from Form 5500 filings by Judy Diamond Associates.
Sen. Wyden Proposes Capping Contributions to ‘Mega’ IRAs
Proposed legislation would limit contributions to “mega” IRAs and help employers contribute to younger workers’ 401(k)s while they pay off student debt.
Compliance Support for DOL Fiduciary Rule Next Big Advisor Need: Cogent
Advisor education may be important for firms as much for assuaging fears and easing confusion as for compliance, new research from Cogent says.