What's Next for ETFs and the 401(k) Business?
Blackrock's iShares will close 9 target-date funds and 9 other ETFs geared for the retirement market.
9 Worst States for 401(k) Plans
While any company can design a better plan no matter the state it's in, the trends are nonetheless telling.
What's Next for the Fiduciary Standard?
While the industry awaits a decision by the SEC on whether it will move forward with a uniform fiduciary rule for brokers and advisors, fiduciary advocates will engage this month in a debate about the importance of the two fiduciary rulemakings being considered by the SEC and the DOL.
Financial Engines Lawsuit Could Spark Other Robo-Advisor Suits
Financial institutions that offer computer-based advice, or are considering it, should pay close attention to the Financial Engines case.
DOL Seeks Feedback on Brokerage Windows in 401(k)s
The range of investments available in the "window" and how much disclosure workers get about them are some of the questions DOL wants answered.
Don’t Let Government Trample Your Retirement Business: Pawlenty
Think Obamacare is bad? Federal intervention in retirement saving would be an “existential” threat to advisors, ex-governor Tim Pawlenty warns.
Managed Accounts Could Be Made Safer for 401(k) Investors: GAO
The DOL will consider GAO recommendations to require more disclosures and better guidance for retirement plan sponsors from managed account providers.
Industry Gears Up for Fiduciary September
Advisors are beginning to think that if regulators won't move forward on fiduciary rules, maybe the profession should, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss tells ThinkAdvisor.
DOL Fiduciary Survey ‘Bogus,’ Advocate Warns Lawmakers
Foes of a revised DOL fiduciary rule are using a survey showing a harmful impact to win senators to their side, an industry official says.
Treasury Clears Way for Longevity Annuities in 401(k)s, IRAs
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules on July 1 to make longevity annuities—which provide regular payments that begin at an advanced age and continue throughout the individual's life—accessible to the 401(k) and IRA markets.