What Should 401(k)s Cost? What Do They Cost?
As DOL prepares its fiduciary reproposal, a Yale professor’s letter has shifted the conversation to “Why are 401(k) plans overcharging participants?” It’s the kind of publicity politicians can’t ignore.
Yale Professor’s Fiduciary Threat Has Retirement Execs Fuming
While a Yale law school professor’s study to be released next spring is said to be flawed, it is sure to spark inquiries from Congress and clients, say Fred Reish and others.
Down and Out in Memphis; Movin’ On Up in Salt Lake City
Location, location, location, goes the old adage—usually in the context of pricey real estate. But a new Harvard-Berkeley study suggests that location may be even more important to poor Americans seeking upward mobility.
Expat Americans, Foreign Banks Heave Under IRS Pressure
FATCA, newly delayed until July 2014, will require foreign financial institutions to report on U.S. citizens’ holdings or pay a steep withholding tax.
Why Corporate America Loves Zombie Friday
The term denotes the workday after a Thursday holiday, when companies like to dump depressing news, hoping you’re still sleeping it off from prior festivities and won’t notice.
Are TIPS From Bill Gross Worth Much Anymore?
Between Gross' heavy bet on TIPS and the Fed's announcement that it would taper off its bond buying, it has been a rough few months for PIMCO.
Succession Planning for an Entire Industry: Why Study Groups Are Critical
“We really feel we have the best consultants in the industry as part of the group,” says Xcelsior study group member Mike Anderson.
8 Big Estate Battles of the Rich and Famous
Nothing sets friends and family at each others’ throats more than an old-fashioned fight over money. Make it a dispute over a will and the fun really begins.
Booming Housing Market Boosts U.S. Economy
With new home sales 29% higher than a year ago and home prices rising, the real estate market has established itself as a leading force in buoying the U.S. economy.
Seeking Alpha Creatively Is a Theme at Morningstar Conference
Portfolio managers are pouring into Chicago in an annual summer pilgrimage to the Morningstar Investment Conference, where those on a quest for alpha can slake their thirst in hearing the views of the mighty and the yet undiscovered.