DOL Provides ERISA Guidance for Same-Sex Couples
DOL announced new guidance interpreting the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and its impact on ERISA.
DOL Fiduciary Plan Hits Delay, Borzi Says
The revamped proposal will include IRAs, DOL assistant secretary Phyllis Borzi confirmed at the FSI advisor summit.
Retirement Pros Weigh In on DOL’s Lifetime Income Plan
DOL’s plan would require that lifetime income illustrations be given to participants in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s.
401(k) Trustee Matthew Hutcheson Sentenced to 17 ½ Years
The Idaho-based trustee and fiduciary was also ordered to pay his victims $5.3 million in restitution.
SEC’s White Pushing to Finish Fiduciary Proposal ‘Quickly’
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White told lawmakers Tuesday that the agency is “focused” on completing rules covering fiduciary duty.
SEC, DOL Enforcement: Cohen’s SAC Capital Faces Criminal Charges
The SAC Capital insider trading scandal featured in enforcement actions this week, along with SEC charges against the City of Miami and a DOL settlement with the trustee of a defunct garment company’s pension plan.
AICPA Attacks DOL Fiduciary Plan’s ESOP Language
AICPA urges lawmakers to support bills that would ensure independent appraisers of ESOP are not designated as fiduciaries.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Has ‘Left the Station’
The confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez as the new secretary for the Department of Labor on Thursday will not hinder the DOL’s release of its fiduciary reproposal, which the department says will come in October.
Advisors See Small 401(k)s as Ripe With Opportunity
Why? Ninety percent of plans have less than $10 million in assets, and their advisors worry less about becoming fiduciaries, according to Guardian Financial Services announced on Monday.
Incompatibility Is Standard
“It is critical the [fiduciary] standards of conduct put out by the SEC and DOL applicable to investment professionals be compatible,” Bill Lowe, president of Sammons Retirement Solutions, told the SEC in his June 4 comment letter.