By John Iekel 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Experts at the recent 2018 SPARK Institute National Conference held in National Harbor, MD addressed online threats to financial assets — virtual, but also very real. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

How does the best interest standard of care in the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest compare to the standard of care in the DOL’s Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE)? READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

While June 13 was widely cited as the last day the DOL could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the 5th Circuit’s ruling vacating the fiduciary rule, that day has now come – and gone. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

A recently released white paper suggests that while embracing innovation in the features and options added to a plan, it is important to be mindful of fiduciary duties. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Guess how many CE credits you can get at the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/10/2018 • 0 Comments

The SEC’s proposed Regulation Best Interest is remarkable in its similarities to the DOL’s vacated Best Interest Contract Exemption – or so Fred Reish thinks. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/10/2018 • 0 Comments

President Trump has nominated Senate Banking Committee aide Elad Roisman to serve as a Republican member of the SEC. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/7/2018 • 0 Comments

The victorious plaintiffs in litigation vacating the DOL's fiduciary rule would like the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to put the rule — and the financial services industry at large — out of its collective "misery." READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

Robert Kaplan, the American Retirement Association’s Director of Technical Education, provided a look at recent regulatory and legislative developments in a May 22 ASPPA webcast. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

For the second time in as many days, the 5th Circuit has denied a motion to reconsider its decision denying three states’ motion to intervene in litigation involving the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/22/2018 • 0 Comments

Five key Senate Democrats are concerned about the DOL's current lack of defense of the fiduciary rule — and they want to know what the DOL plans to do going forward. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

For a TPA, plan administrator, employer or plan sponsor, uncashed checks are a problem; recent blog entries make some suggestions regarding how to help make sure they don’t happen in the first place. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA's 2018 Annual Conference May 1-2 featured the insights of experts on issues critical to retirement plan sponsors and industry professionals. ASPPA Connect was there; following are the stories that provide a taste of those insights. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The states of California, New York and Oregon have asked the 5th Circuit to reconsider its decision denying the states’ motion to intervene in litigation involving the DOL fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

Less than a week after the suit was filed — but (apparently) after six months of arm’s length negotiation with the assistance of a national mediator, the parties in an excessive fee suit have come to terms. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The law firm Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, has targeted another 401(k) plan for breach of its fiduciary duties — and their claims include that the lack of a stable value fund cost plan participants $41 million. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

You have the option to embrace best practices, Fred Reish, Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP told attendees at the recent PSCA Annual Conference; he offered insights on fiduciary compliance, risk management and best practices. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/8/2018 • 0 Comments

As anticipated, the DOL has extended until further notice its temporary enforcement policy relating to its rule defining who is a fiduciary and the associated prohibited transaction exemptions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/8/2018 • 0 Comments

One of the most vocal critics of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule is leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission — with a mammoth advice proposal out for public comment. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/29/2018 • 0 Comments

Leading ERISA legal minds believe the SEC’s proposals to establish new standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers still need a lot of work. READ MORE

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