Michael Finke Named Dean of The American College
Michael Finke of Texas Tech will soon be the dean of the the program that provides education for CFP, ChFC and other advisor designations.
Target Date Funds Boost Retirement Planners’ Confidence: Poll
TDF users feel more confident than non-users that they will reach their retirement goals, according to a Voya survey.
Bills to Replace DOL Fiduciary Rule Pass House Panel
Both bills "codify loopholes … that make it all too easy" for advisors to avoid their best interest obligations, says consumer advocate Barbara Roper.
Want a Flexible Retirement? Here’s How 10 Countries Stack Up
One way to ease the burden on social security systems: Let employees transition gradually out of the work force.
Deferred Income Annuities Can Double Payouts Later in Life
Using the no-refund variety of DIAs provides extra income but also has potential downsides.
Retirement Plans Will Be ‘Next Evolution’ in ESG Investing
The next push in ESG investing will come from retirement advisors following the Department of Labor's new interpretive bulletin that replaced language warning fiduciaries away from such investments in 2008, according to Gregg Sgambati, head of ESG solutions for S-Network Global Indexes.
Bills to Replace DOL Fiduciary Rule to Get Marked Up on Tuesday
The proposals provide a "responsible legislative alternative" to the DOL’s "controversial" fiduciary plan, says House Education & Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Lands at OMB for Review
SIFMA urges OMB to put the rule through a "comprehensive" cost-benefit analysis.
Senator Pushes Retirement Savings Account Bill
American Savings Accounts would be modeled on the Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says.
ESOPs May Help Reduce Income Inequality Among Workers
Employee stock ownership plans appear to equalize wealth and wage distributions, according to a paper by economist Jared Bernstein.