Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By ASPPA Net Staff6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

A new white paper from Groom Law outlines the ways in which the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation could change how investment managers work with advisors and plan fiduciaries. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently included a segment that was deeply critical of the financial services industry and specifically referenced the 401(k) plan that the show’s production company has with John Hancock. Here’s John Hancock’s response. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/16/2016 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White told the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on June 14 that her agency is indeed working on a fiduciary rule of its own, but will not be issuing it anytime soon. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, House Republicans released the first of six documents detailing their policy agenda, a portion of which included recommendations to “build retirement security through the private retirement system.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Two more lawsuits have been filed charging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation with a host of “sins” and shortcomings. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Another group of litigants has weighed in on the fiduciary regulation, claiming that it will injure American workers, is “contrary to law, arbitrary and capricious, and violates the First Amendment.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/9/2016 • 0 Comments

While the pace of litigation can sometimes be lengthy and arduous to predict, we could have a summary judgment ruling on at least one of the cases challenging the fiduciary regulation in relatively short order. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/9/2016 • 0 Comments

As expected (and promised), President Obama has vetoed Congress’ resolution that would have nullified the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association (ARA) on June 7 submitted a comment letter to the IRS on the retirement benefits-related items on its priority guidance plan for 2016-2017. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Among the assorted “idiot lights” that adorn my current car dashboard is one that alerts me to low tire pressure. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/3/2016 • 0 Comments

There are any number of actions (or non-actions) that can cause problems for retirement plan fiduciaries, but a plan compliance review can help head off future problems, according to a new analysis. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/3/2016 • 0 Comments

I recently stumbled across another of those “DC plans are becoming like DB plans” articles — you know, the so-called “DB-ification” of 401(k)s? This is all supposed to be a good thing, of course, but is it? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Many advisors — and advisory firms — have assumed that recommending a recordkeeper under the new fiduciary regulation wouldn’t constitute a fiduciary act. But that assumption may be wrong. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Less than 24 hours after the filing of litigation challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation, a second lawsuit was filed June 2. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/2/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on June 2 announced that it is proposing a rule that would facilitate mergers of multiemployer pension plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/2/2016 • 0 Comments

As anticipated, a number of retirement industry trade groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have taken their case against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation to the courts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2016 • 0 Comments

A number of industry trade groups have been contemplating litigation to stop the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation even before there was a final regulation — that litigation could be filed as soon as today, according to reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released an annual update of its Data Book. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the comprehensive page on its website that provides information about, and links to, information about retirement plan documents. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

Republicans in Congress continued their campaign to kill the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule — and managed to pull three Senate Democrats over to their side. READ MORE

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