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.
New Hire Roundup: NY Life Names John Kim President
Meanwhile, James Perkins has joined the Mather Group's Chicago investing team as a senior portfolio analyst.
Merrill Rehires Branch Manager From Morgan Stanley
Michael Casey returns to the Thundering Herd after six years at rival wirehouses.
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard to Launch Alt Fund
The fund giant plans to add the new fund into its popular managed-payout product.
Enforcement Roundup: Ex-CCO Sues Over ‘Defamatory’ Form U5
In another action, the SEC charged five offshore entities with offering and selling unregistered penny stocks.
Senators Introduce Retirement Security Act Focused on Small Business
“This Congress could make real strides in expanding opportunities for small businesses to provide retirement programs,” says ASPPA's Miller.
Online-Only Banking a Boost to Emerging Markets
The launch of Tencent’s online-only private bank venture, WeBank, has highlighted a new area of expansion for companies in China and emerging markets in general.
Consumers Prefer Banks, Credit Unions to Brokerages 9 to 1
Investors who purchase investment products through their bank or credit union keep those products longer, an LPL study found.
Raymond James Adds 8 Advisors; Margaret Towle Joins Merrill
RJ adds advisors from largest credit union in Oregon, while Wells Fargo adds reps in Connecticut and Texas. Towle, formerly of HighTower, joins Merrill.
6 Secrets to Becoming a Billion-Dollar RIA Firm: aRIA
The Alliance for RIAs has released a detailed outline on how independent financial advisors can reach and surpass $1 billion in AUM.