Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By John Iekel9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A sharper focus on how fiduciary duties are discharged and a heightened awareness of how one is performing such functions will not go away anytime soon; a recent paper discusses fiduciary risk and management. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would repeal the DOL’s fiduciary rule would have a negligible effect on federal revenues, say multiple cost estimates. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Running the plan and investing in a way mindful of environmental, social and governance concerns is a practice some plans follow, but a recent commentary questions whether that inhibits fulfilling fiduciary responsibility. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House on Sept. 14 passed a bill that contains a sentence that seeks to do away with the fiduciary regulation — with language that some might find eerily prophetic. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/14/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC says in Disaster Relief Announcement 17-11 that in response to Hurricane Irma it is waiving certain penalties and extending certain deadlines in qualifying parts of Florida. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association, parent organization of ASPPA, has weighed in on extending the special transition period under the Best Interest Contract Exemption (and related exemptions). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says that financial firms are “fully ready” to comply with the fiduciary rule — and you don’t need to take her word for it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/6/2017 • 0 Comments

So what plans ARE covered by the fiduciary rule? A recent blog post addresses that question, as well as which plans the rule does not cover. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will meet Sept. 5 with representatives of companies that oppose the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule, according to a published report. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/31/2017 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department says it won’t enforce a provision of the fiduciary rule’s arbitration ban. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/29/2017 • 0 Comments

The Office of Management and Budget has made a quick response to the Labor Department’s request for a delay in the full BIC applicability date. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new excessive fee suit claims that plan fiduciaries “abdicated” their responsibilities, allowing the plans’ trustee “…to load the Plans with high-cost mutual funds.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/25/2017 • 0 Comments

In a written response to a judge in litigation involving the fiduciary rule’s anti-arbitration provision, the Labor Department says the provision will “likely be mooted in the near future.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has announced that it is withdrawing a rule requiring that employers provide a guide or similar material along with fee disclosures. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/23/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has filed a comment letter raising concerns about the application of a new fiduciary regulation in the state of Nevada. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/18/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post on the fiduciary rule, noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish discusses what the DOL FAQs do not address. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The funded status of U.S. corporate pension plans improved in July, according to assessments by three financial services firms.

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By John Iekel8/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent studies discuss use of pension risk transfers to relieve the pressures associated with offering DB plans and highlight group annuities as a safety valve. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's Aug. 9 proposal that the transition period and full Best Interest Contract applicability date of the fiduciary rule be delayed 18 months was good news to some, but such a reaction is not universal. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout8/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Compliance with the DOL's fiduciary rule has reduced access to brokerage advice services and choice, cost billions, and disrupted retirement savers, says a new study. READ MORE

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