Treasury, IRS OK Deferred Income Annuities in 401(k)s
Target date funds that invest in deferred annuities can be used as default investments in 401(k) plans, Treasury and the IRS said Friday.
Almost Half of Boomers Think Retirement Plans Are Free
Almost half of boomers think they don’t pay any fees in their retirement account, according to a survey released Monday by Rebalance IRA.
Fiduciary Rule to Snag BDs on IRA Rollovers
The DOL is likely to hold broker-dealers who chase IRA rollovers to the same fiduciary standards retirement advisors must meet, ERISA attorney Fred Reish says.
Perez: DOL Continues Fiduciary Redraft Outreach
DOL wants to “understand with granularity” stakeholders’ problems and concerns regarding the revised rule, the Labor secretary says.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Retirees, Panelists Say
While consumer advocates favor compelling brokers to act in a client’s best interest, much of the financial lobby is dead-set against them.
DOL Chief’s Potential Departure Wouldn’t Stop Fiduciary Plan
In the unlikely event Labor Secretary Perez replaced Holder as attorney general, "stalwarts" like Borzi would keep DOL’s fiduciary fires burning, observers said.
FSI Adds New Advisor Members From 2 Firms
Spire Investment Partners LLC and Portfolio Resources Group Inc. announced in early September that their independent financial advisors are now members of the Financial Services Institute.
SEC's Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, Robert Plaze, the former deputy director of the agency's Division of Investment Management, said in September.
Fed Keeps ‘Considerable Time’ Pledge as Growth Is ‘Moderate’
The Federal Reserve maintained a commitment to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after asset purchases are completed.