Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Just when you think all the 401(k) plans with proprietary funds have been sued — another lawsuit emerges. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

In a blog post on the fiduciary regulation, Fred Reish examines the components of a “best interest” process. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s an old regulation that has new meaning under the new fiduciary regulation — and it could catch new fiduciaries, as well as broker-dealers by surprise. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on June 20 filed a comment letter on items to be included in the 2017-2018 IRS guidance plan. The letter was in response to IRS Notice 2017-28. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The Carolinas share a border, a name, and a need to address problems with their state pension plans; however, their problems are as different as north is from south. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Fred Reish says that one of the FAQs the DOL issued concerning the fiduciary rule "raises some significant issues” for broker-dealers and RIAs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule — at least significant parts of it — has now been implemented. A recent analysis offers an assessment of where things stand. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/12/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s heeeeere. But for many practitioners, practices and firms that read the tea leaves, the fiduciary rule has been a reality for a while and already has shaped what they do and how they do it.
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By Ted Godbout6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The House approved legislation on June 8 that seeks to repeal major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the DOL’s now-effective fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

No tropical systems are near the U.S. yet, but it can be helpful to review ways that plan sponsors and their service providers can prepare… just in case. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has taken its first step in the review of the fiduciary regulation ordered by President Trump earlier this year. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Newly minted SEC Chairman Clayton welcomes the DOL's invitation to look at the standards of conduct that are at the core of the DOL’s fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that would repeal some of the major provisions of Dodd-Frank and the DOL’s fiduciary rule will move to the House floor for a vote; however, its chances in the Senate are bleak. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/23/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new set of FAQs about the fiduciary regulation, these focused on the so-called “transition period” from June 9, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is now on record saying he won’t delay implementation of the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Citing an ARA report, three Senate Democrats have pressed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta regarding comments that he wanted to find a way to freeze the fiduciary rule and make it “stick.” READ MORE

By John Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Choosing between a lump sum and regular, smaller payments over a long period is only the beginning — there are other moving parts to the process, and many considerations. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

A congressional hearing on “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement” ran the gamut from the fiduciary regulation to multiple employer plans to state-run programs. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Noted journalist Horace Greeley once famously commented “Go West, Young Man.” What’s not often repeated is the rest of that quote. READ MORE

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