Have 401(k)s Failed Investors?
A panel of experts asked whether 401(k)s were a “failed experiment” at the 2013 NAPA/ASPPA 401(k) Summit in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Tax Reform ‘Threat’ Will Hurt 401(k)s, ASPPA Warns
It doesn’t have quite the emotional resonance of “Save the Whales,” but it’s endangered nonetheless.
Americans Want Retirement Plan Disclosures on Paper
Believe it or not, a survey released Thursday by AARP found that the majority of respondents prefer to read retirement plan information on paper rather than with electronic media.
In Election’s Wake: What Now for Advisors?
TDAI offers some insight to changes at SEC, key congressional committees and 401(k)s.
Obama vs. Romney on Regulation: DOL Fiduciary DOA? Yes or No to SRO? Borzi Gets Boot?
While the regulatory and legislative landscapes remain sketchy until after the election, industry officials say there are some sure bets advisors can count on.
The Fight Over 401(k) Fees
Retirement plan fees can cost participants nearly $155,000 over the life of the plan, said a recent white paper by Demos, a liberal think tank. ASPPA says the paper is wrong.
Allow E-Disclosures, Retirement Plan Coalition Urges DOL
On Tuesday, a coalition of interested parties took to their pens to urge the Department of Labor to allow plan sponsors to make required disclosures electronically.
Advisors ‘Energized’ Over Fee Disclosure, Fiduciary Rules: ASPPA’s Graff
"Obviously advisors are concerned about the proposals, but NAPA has energized them," Brian Graff, CEO and executive director of ASPPA, told AdvisorOne in an interview on Tuesday.
401(k) Fee Disclosure Rules ‘Good for Participants,’ Labor Official Says at ASPPA Summit
“Retirement historically has been about accumulation. Now it’s all about decumulation,” Michael Davis, deputy assistant secretary of labor, told Brian Graff at the 2012 ASPPA 401(k) Summit on Monday in New Orleans.
At ASPPA, Top Retirement Advisors Realize ‘Fiduciary Is a Verb’
A panel of top advisors took the stage during the afternoon keynote at ASPPA’s 401(k) Summit on Sunday, all of whom were nominated for the 2012 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award sponsored by Morningstar Inc.