As I’ve noted before, I don’t usually write about the people or the companies that I consult with, due to the obvious conflicts of interest.
DOL Sets Up Online Tool for Fiduciary Relief Under 408(b)(2)
The new online tool will help plan sponsors by “ensuring that all required information is submitted, and providing immediate confirmation that notices have been received,” EBSA says.
DOL to Offer Tool to Help Plan Sponsors Seek Fiduciary Relief Under 408(b)(2)
The EBSA announced Wednesday that it will provide a Web-based tool for plan sponsors who wish to obtain fiduciary relief when a service provider fails to provide proper fee disclosures under the 408(b)(2) rule.
Russell Launches Free Online Tool for Equity Risk Analysis
Advisors can leverage the free tool to better understand equity risk and help clients make decisions around how to control risk-return factors that influence stocks in a portfolio.
FINRA to Restructure BrokerCheck, Giving Investors More Power
Proposed changes include not only unifying BrokerCheck and the SEC’s IAPD system, but also divulging broker/advisor test scores.
Top Portfolio Products: ProShares ETF Focuses on Germany; BlackRock Offers New Fund
New products over the last week include a new ETF focusing on German debt from ProShares and a reintroduced multi-asset income fund from BlackRock.
Special Needs Planning Special Report, Pt. 1: Merrill Releases a Calculator
Merrill Lynch on Thursday premiered a special needs calculator for the parents and caregivers of special needs individuals. The calculator is designed to assist in calculating the amount of money necessary to sustain a special needs person throughout life.
Fidelity Launches Practice Management Benchmarking Dashboard for RIAs
A new Fidelity tool allows advisors to compare themselves in both the financial and marketing areas to their peers.
Fidelity Charitable Introduces Enhanced Investment Options for DAF Accounts
Fidelity Charitable, the largest donor-advised-fund provider in the U.S., on Tuesday rolled out a new investment offering that features seven diversified asset allocation pools.
How to Play This Challenging Market: The Signs of Opportunity
When the selloff becomes irrational, we have reached the point of maximum opportunity: the signs advisors should look for.