IRA Rollovers Among Hot Areas for FINRA Scrutiny in 2014
FINRA issued a letter Thursday detailing its top exam priorities for brokers this year.
Vanguard: Boomer Retiree Wave Won’t Crash Market
A Vanguard study offers multiple reasons why stock market folk wisdom about demographics is not borne out by the research.
LTC Report: Looking for a Cure
Obamacare was originally supposed to include a provision for affordable LTC through the CLASS Act, which was dropped.
ERISA Attorneys Rip Yale Professor’s Fiduciary Threats
Fred Reish and his team at Drinker Biddle say Yale professor Ayers’ fiduciary study has a number of “material limitations.”
GAO Suggests Requiring RIA Advice for Accredited Investors
A GAO study recommends that the SEC require more liquid investments in private offerings — or the use of an RIA for guidance — as preferred means of protecting accredited investors.
Administration Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate
The new heath care law has come under fire in recent months for its confusing guidance and expected cost overruns.
Financial Engines to Include IRAs on Income+ Offering
Financial Engines, which claims to be America's largest independent RIA, announced it is expanding its services to include IRAs.
Offshore Tax Evaders Taking Big Risk, Former IRS Attorney Says
Many taxpayers, in an effort to avoid onerous penalties and back taxes, are not joining the IRS’ tax amnesty programs, instead making "quiet disclosures" that could backfire, a former IRS attorney says.
94% of Pension Plans Underfunded: Wilshire
A low-interest-rate environment is wreaking havoc with corporate defined benefit plans.
Does Fiduciary Coverage for 401(k) Rollovers Lie Ahead?
A just-released report by the GAO on rollovers foreshadows one of the more controversial aspects of what the DOL’s revised fiduciary rule will look like, industry officials say.