Variable Annuity Study Finds No Fees for Most Partial Withdrawals, Cash-Outs
VA surrender charges that investors actually pay are considerably lower than the fees listed in prospectuses, the report found.
House, Senate Introduce Lifetime Income Disclosure Act
Participants in workplace retirement plans would receive an annual statement of how their lump-sum savings translate into a lifetime stream of monthly annuity income.
Sen. Hatch: SAFE Retirement Act Will Be Reintroduced
Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, plans to resubmit legislation to stop DOL from writing fiduciary rules for IRAs.
Senators Introduce Retirement Security Act Focused on Small Business
“This Congress could make real strides in expanding opportunities for small businesses to provide retirement programs,” says ASPPA's Miller.
DOL Urged to Hold Off on Proposed Fee Guide
A group of business organizations turned up the heat this week in its campaign against a proposed DOL fee disclosure guide.
Longevity Annuities Get New Life From Treasury’s Blessing
The new rules could do for deferred annuities what the Pension Protection Act of 2006 did for TDFs.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
Don’t Break Our Thriving 401(k) System, Groups Urge Government
Wharton’s Olivia Mitchell weighs in on a study by three benefits groups calling 401(k)s a success and telling tax reformers to stay away.
Americans to Congress: Hands Off Our Retirement Accounts
A survey released by the Coalition to Protect Retirement found 87% of Americans think retirement accounts should be “off limits” to Congress.
New Hire Roundup: OppenheimerFunds Makes 3 Senior Hires
The PCAOB announced its new chief hearing officer, and Capstone Financial Group has hired Steve Lee to spearhead advisor recruitment and coaching.