Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By ASPPA Net Staff10/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Strong majorities of defined benefit investment managers plan to allocate assets to passive funds, global equity funds, real estate, infrastructure and low-variance equities in the next three years, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/1/2015 • 0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has expressed concerns about conflicts of interest in a study critical of the Labor Department’s fiduciary proposal — and that has forced the resignation of one of its authors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The House Financial Services has given a nod to a bill that would delay the Department of Labor from implementing the proposed fiduciary rule. H.R. 1090, the Retail Investor Protection Act, passed the committee in a 34-25 vote on Sept. 30. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

ERISA does not preempt the application of all federal laws and regulations to retirement plans — and that includes website privacy standards set by the Federal Trade Commission. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In the latest issue of Employee Plans News, the IRS provides comprehensive access to information concerning forms, correcting mistakes, plans and more that have been updated since the last issue of the newsletter.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in its Fall 2015 Retirement Recap newsletter features information on what to do about unclaimed pensions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/28/2015 • 0 Comments

In “How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?,” a column that appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Plan Consultant, David J. Witz argues that the statute of limitations under ERISA Section 413 provides a way to establish a documented process that a retirement plan committee can use to defend their decisions and mitigate the risk of litigation over claims for excessive fees. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/24/2015 • 0 Comments

When it comes to workplace retirement plans, there are three kinds of people: those who are ERISA fiduciaries and know it, people who aren’t ERISA fiduciaries and know it, and people who are ERISA fiduciaries and don’t know it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/24/2015 • 0 Comments

As the comment period window closes on the Labor Department’s fiduciary proposal, the American Retirement Association has filed a supplemental comment letter with the DOL — and another House subcommittee schedules a hearing on the subject. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The period during which the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) will accept public comments on the fiduciary proposal closes on Sept. 24. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/22/2015 • 0 Comments

Skepticism about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed fiduciary rule is mounting — and not just from President Obama’s opposition. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/22/2015 • 0 Comments

An employer sponsor of a SIMPLE IRA plan must restore to the plan withheld contributions that never made it into the plan’s funds, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled on Sept. 9. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo9/18/2015 • 0 Comments

The Labor Department hearings may be over, but a House committee plans to hold a hearing of its own on the fiduciary rule reproposal and its impact on younger savers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU) has updated the information concerning its project on terminated plans with outstanding participant loans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Doing all that the law requires of a plan sponsor and doing everything that could be done are often different things. Here are five things plan sponsors don’t always do — but should. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/14/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has published a “Q&A on Small Savers,” a new initiative in the communication “war” about its conflict of interest proposal. READ MORE

By Peter Preovolos9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

What exactly is entailed in being a 3(16) plan administrator, and how would it benefit third party administrator firms? In the first of a three-part series on the subject, Peter Preovolos offers his perspective on the ways to define what a plan fiduciary is.
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By Andrew Remo9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

We’re months away from December, but it felt like a fiduciary rule Festivus on Capitol Hill Sept. 10 as members of Congress aired their grievances about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed extension authority to regulate assets contained in retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/8/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Sears Holding Corp. have entered into an agreement that protects the latter’s pension plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration granted a prohibited transaction exemption for certain entities with specified relationships to Deutsche Bank AG. READ MORE

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