Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By ASPPA Net Staff2/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The assets of the nation’s largest retirement funds slid 2.3%, as pension de-risking moves took their toll on corporate DB plan assets. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Increased longevity is good news, but for pension plans it creates more stress — it spells greater drain and heightens the likelihood that plans will pay benefits for a longer period.

By Andrew Remo2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

The Obama administration’s final budget wasn’t a complete retread of its prior retirement plan proposals, but there wasn’t much good news for employer-sponsored retirement plans. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo2/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Though specific policy details remain elusive on many key issues in the 2016 presidential campaign, the tax reform proposal of a leading candidate could undermine the 401(k). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2016 • 0 Comments

If a pension plan you serve is considering de-risking, your clients may be well-served if you make sure they are aware that de-risking means more than addressing problems the plan itself may be having — it means that participants may have some decisions to make as a result. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2016 • 0 Comments

Wrapping up a first week of February with action on legislation designed to block, slow or thwart the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, the U.S. Senate finally got into the act with two pieces of legislation. READ MORE

By Martella Joseph2/5/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association’s Legislative Relations Committee (LRC) has developed more than 30 legislative proposals contained in a document, entitled “Proposals to Enhance the Private Retirement Plan System,” to improve the administration and operation of plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made suggestions in a recent paper for ways to bolster the private-sector retirement system. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Winter 2016 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, now available on ASPPA Net, marks the start of ASPPA’s 50th anniversary year with a cover story that recaps ASPPA’s first five decades. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

For the second time in a week, an important committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that could undermine the Labor Department’s proposed fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of Employee Plans News, a periodic IRS newsletter, highlights recent developments concerning the IRS Employee Plans Determination Letter Program, as well as links to recent guidance and updated forms and publications. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has filed suit against the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund and its board of trustees, seeking a court order requiring them to restore any losses the fund suffered due to alleged ERISA violations and requiring the fund to implement reforms. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

When an employee retires, that’s the end of the connection between the ex-employee and the former employer’s plan. Right? Not necessarily, say researchers at PIMCO. READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

As the Department of Labor (DOL) moves forward with its new fiduciary standard, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on legislation to address concerns that the final DOL proposal will harm access to retirement savings advice. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS in Notice 2016-16, issued Jan. 29, provides guidance on mid-year changes to a safe harbor plan under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 401(m). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Tomato, tomahto. Split an atom, terminate a pension plan. A recent blog post suggests they may not be as different as they seem. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night could keep the Labor Department from getting the updated conflict-of-interest/fiduciary regulation to the Office of Management and Budget for review. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/28/2016 • 0 Comments

In a Jan. 25 telephone interview with reporters, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said that the Department of Labor hopes that work on the proposed fiduciary rule will be completed “in the coming months.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Pension plans should reduce surplus volatility as they work toward becoming better funded says one school of thought; but there could be a fly in the ointment, argues Tony Gould, global head of pensions solutions and advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York City. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Employers with pension plans seek to control costs. But what approach should they take? A recent report offers some suggestions. READ MORE

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