Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

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

By John Iekel5/17/2017 • 0 Comments

PBGC premiums are an important — and growing — concern for DB plans, their administrators and their sponsors, but there are questions about what they pay for. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Why would one want to work with a TPA or a bundled provider? Practitioners discuss the plusses and minuses. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Having dealt with the requirements of ERISA’s prudent man rule and of the best-interest standard of care for IRAs and plans, noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish now examines the requirements of the two prohibited transaction exemptions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/12/2017 • 0 Comments

One of the more novel legal arguments opposing the fiduciary regulation has resurfaced in an amicus (friend of the court) filing. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says the DOL's fiduciary rule is his number one priority, and that he is actively seeking a way to freeze the rule that will “stick.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Concerned about reports that the DOL’s delay of the fiduciary rule was crafted to undermine President Trump’s directive to reexamine the rule’s impact, House Republicans want answers and face time. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Its efforts having fallen short in the courts, a trade group has launched a grassroots campaign to derail the Labor Department’s fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Choosing an auditor to review a retirement plan is a fiduciary duty. A recent blog post offers some ideas on how to make sure the audit is one that will pass muster with the DOL. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's fiduciary rule has been bouncing around official Washington for years, but it may not matter that its fate is still unclear — the spirit of the rule already may be taking hold. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

For the rest of this year — the “transition period” — most firms will use either the Best Interest Contract Exemption or (more likely) the “transition” version. What will that mean for you? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Here are five things you (or your client) may not know about ERISA fidelity bonding — and that, as a result, they may be getting wrong. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The House Financial Services Committee approved legislation May 4 that would rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and provisions of Dodd-Frank, and repeal the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The Senate votes May 3 on a measure that would undo the DOL's rules that crafted a safe harbor that exempted states’ auto-IRA programs from ERISA.


By John Iekel5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Reporting and disclosure are functions all pension systems must perform, and public systems are no exception. So how are they doing? A recent study takes a look. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/25/2017 • 0 Comments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken a procedural step to advance the confirmation vote for President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A new blog post by noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish takes a look at requirements that aren’t obvious on the face of the Impartial Conduct Standards. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A new white paper says that fund changes already underway in response to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation may well have broad beneficial effects. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Among other changes, the American Retirement Association has requested that the Labor Department change the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption to eliminate reliance on the plaintiffs’ bar as an enforcement mechanism. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Much has been said over the sharp partisan divides in our country. But there are some transcendent matters that bridge the gorge and unite us in a common purpose. And one of them, a recent study finds, is concern over financial security in retirement. READ MORE

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