U.S. Retirement Assets Up 6% Year Over Year
Defined contribution plan assets rose 2.1 % in the fourth quarter to $6.8 trillion.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
How Kickstarter Can Help IRA Investors
Self-directed IRA investors who are interested in alternative strategies should explore opportunities with entrepreneurs trying to raise funds, Pensco says.
Supreme Court Hints at New Monitoring Rules for 401(k) Plans
U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they will require 401(k) plans to periodically monitor the investment options they offer.
A New, Cheaper Way to Invest With Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach
The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF is possibly the most important as a test of whether active management can ever thrive inside the ETF industry.
White House Is Not Fond of Hidden Retirement Fees
The Obama administration says "conflicted investment advice" costs Americans $17 billion a year. Let's look at their math.
IAA Names Grohowski General Counsel
He will replace IAA's longtime general counsel, Karen Barr, who became the association’s new president and CEO in November.
Obama Budget’s Retirement Savings Cap Targets Wealthy
The retirement savings cap is a relatively small gambit in the budget’s larger effort to raise revenues but is seen as an attack.
Investors Embraced Passive Funds, Eschewed Active Managers in 2014
Morningstar’s recap of mutual fund and ETF flows shows passive funds led the way with $166 billion in 2014; active funds lost $98 billion.
SIFMA Blasts Proposed Financial Transaction Tax
SIFMA is criticizing Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s just-released tax reform plan, which calls for a financial transaction tax.