Court Refuses NAFA Bid to Block DOL Fiduciary Rule
The Department of Labor has scored another legal victory for its retirement rule, this time in federal court in Washington.
Annuity Sales to Plunge Under DOL Fiduciary Rule: Cerulli
IRI also says that industrywide annuity sales in the third quarter dropped 12% from a year ago.
Mercer Bullard: Think DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Is Too Strict? Blame SEC
The investor watchdog talks to ThinkAdvisor about why SEC Chair White has failed investors and why Social Security shouldn't be confused with annuities.
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.
What the Future of Social Security Looks Like: Bill Reichenstein
Reichenstein, a CFA and university professor, explains how to extend the trust fund's solvency and reveals some strategies retirees overlook.
Star LPL Rep Charged With Annuities Fraud; Targeted Elderly
A client in her 80s with dementia and limited funds was sold an annuity with a seven-year surrender policy, Massachusetts regulators say.
Citizens Financial to Start Robo-Advisory Platform With SigFig
The Royal Bank of Scotland is partnering with SigFig to launch a robo-advisor platform next year.
9 Retirement Moves Other Countries Get Right
While the U.S. faces a retirement crisis in coming years, some countries are not. Here are 9 things they're doing differently.
FINRA Fines VALIC $1.75M Over Comp Policies, VA Sales
For three years, reps had incentives to move assets into proprietary products and were not adequately supervised, the regulator says.
The Blue State Plan to Fix Retirement
California, Oregon, Illinois, Maryland and Connecticut want more workers to have the chance to save for retirement at work.