Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By Ted Godbout1/22/2018 • 0 Comments

To increase transparency, FINRA for the first time has released its annual budget, showing that the 2018 budget does not include a fee rate increase for its member firms. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and PBGC are granting relief to those in the Golden State who have suffered due to the recent wildfires, floods, mudslides and debris flows that began on Dec. 4, 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The New York Department of Financial Services’ proposal for a “best interest” standard for those licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products is of limited scope and notable for what it leaves out. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued a revised version of its comprehensive brochure on the retirement plan checkup material it makes available for plan sponsors. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Implementation of the DOL’s fiduciary rule has been delayed, but the SEC's work on its own rule reportedly is accelerating. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Legislation is before the New Jersey legislature that would require certain disclosures by non-fiduciary investment advisors regarding their fiduciary status with clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/12/2018 • 0 Comments

The advent of 2018 has brought new requirements for practitioners who contact the IRS Practitioner Priority Service line for assistance. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/8/2018 • 0 Comments

What was the top news story of the year that just ended? A recent blog post discusses retirement-related subjects that generated the greatest interest. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

This is the time of year when resolutions for the cessation of bad behaviors and the beginning of better ones are in vogue. Here are three for plan fiduciaries for 2018. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

As DC plans continue to grow in size and complexity, the retirement industry needs to keep up and redefine terms to better reflect the new environment, says a new report. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC’s Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate has issued a report on the 2017 activities of her office on participant claims, multiemployer plans, plan sponsor issues and pension de-risking. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued a statement on its regulatory — and deregulatory — priorities; it intends these actions to promote clarity and reduce burdens and costs. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans’ funded status provided something else to be thankful for in November, according to two recent reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation that would allow for electronic delivery of pension and retirement plan information was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Dec 11. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

An alleged “built-in” flaw in fund design has drawn a fiduciary breach suit by a plan participant. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

The headline of a recent article didn’t pose that as a question. And that should make you think. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry reminds that there are fiduciary considerations associated with offering actively managed accounts in a DC plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A stolen identity, a few clicks, and there it is — a handsome retirement plan balance, ripe for the picking. A recent blog entry,and the IRS, offer some ideas on how to protect retirement plans from identity theft. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness programs provide help to participants in achieving their short-, intermediate- and long-term financial objectives — some of that advice is fiduciary and some is not. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As employees are asked to take on more responsibility for managing and financing their benefits, new research shows that employees want and need help making better decisions about their benefits. READ MORE

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