Massachusetts Presses Providers on Lump-Sum 401(k) Contributions
William Galvin asked the 25 largest 401(k) providers if they have shifted to year-end lump-sum employer matching and to detail potential risks to employees.
Scrutinizing Target-Date Funds in 401(k)s
While target date funds are a superior solution to the former default investment option for 401(k) plans, they have shortcomings that investors should consider.
Schwab Rolls Out All-ETF 401(k) Plan
The news comes one week after TD Ameritrade launches program to help its RIAs expand into the retirement plan business.
Top 10 IRA Rollover Destinations
Affluent investors are expected to roll over about $280 billion into IRAs this year. Where is that money going?
Schwab’s Sonders: Today’s Market Is Best We’ll Ever See
Charles Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders had some encouraging words for jittery investors.
Ex-Schwab, Fidelity Exec: Be Careful Whom You Trust
Tim McCarthy talked to ThinkAdvisor about being president of Schwab and Fidelity, revamping struggling Asian firms and the good things Bernie Madoff did.
Why Is the 401(k) Industry Getting Such a Bad Rap?
It’s been pointed out again and again that 401(k)s don’t offer the same benefits that came with pension plans. But is the industry so bad?
Uncertainty Prevails in Bank Sector as Q4 Earnings Season Kicks Off
Some analysts expect the major banks to have "sluggish" earnings, but others see the market momentum as working in their favor.
The Biggest Threat to Firms That Serve the Wealthy
Among a wide range of findings on the high-net-worth market, a Cerulli report cites a mistake that can erode a wealth manager's asset base.
Top Portfolio Products: Van Eck to Subadvise Market Vectors’ China A-Share ETF
Also new this week are two funds from Thornburg Asset Management, four funds from American Independence and a new AICPA tax calculator.