Is Market Volatility Spooking 401(k) Investors?
Balances in 401(k) accounts dropped due to recent volatility and unusual trading volume. Here's what happened and how recordkeepers dealt with nervous sponsors.
Managed Accounts Are Underutilized as Retirement Plan Defaults: Towers Watson
Managed accounts are allowed as a qualified default investment alternative in retirement plans, but they face significant challenges preventing them from overtaking target-date funds.
SEC Urged to Beef Up FINRA Oversight: GAO
SEC is falling short on supervision of the self-regulator in three areas, GAO says.
Financial Engines’ Managed Accounts Surpass $1 Trillion
The Sunnyvale, California-based company now has a presence in 144 of the Fortune 500’s defined contribution plans.
Is There Really an Advisor Exam Problem?
Head scratching continues over what to do about boosting SEC advisor exams — or whether the supposed deficiency is just a political football.
IRS Should Get Tougher on Charities: GAO
Budget cutbacks have called into question the adequacy of IRS ability to police tax-exempt groups, the GAO says.
Setting Realistic Goals for 21st Century Retirement
Many early and pre-retirees maintain unrealistic expectations regarding the lifestyles they'll be able to maintain.
More Seniors Facing Retirement with Student Loan Debt
A recent government study reveals that the number of Americans that carry student loan debt into their retirement has increased by at least 400 percent in the past decade
IRS Pushed to Crack Down on ‘Mega IRAs’
GAO report offers recommendations to IRS on reining in large retirement accounts with hard-to-value assets.
Seniors Hold Growing Share of National Student Debt
Seniors now account for more than 15% of the total national student debt burden.