Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By Nevin Adams6/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has taken its first step in the review of the fiduciary regulation ordered by President Trump earlier this year. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Newly minted SEC Chairman Clayton welcomes the DOL's invitation to look at the standards of conduct that are at the core of the DOL’s fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that would repeal some of the major provisions of Dodd-Frank and the DOL’s fiduciary rule will move to the House floor for a vote; however, its chances in the Senate are bleak. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/23/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new set of FAQs about the fiduciary regulation, these focused on the so-called “transition period” from June 9, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is now on record saying he won’t delay implementation of the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Citing an ARA report, three Senate Democrats have pressed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta regarding comments that he wanted to find a way to freeze the fiduciary rule and make it “stick.” READ MORE

By John Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Choosing between a lump sum and regular, smaller payments over a long period is only the beginning — there are other moving parts to the process, and many considerations. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

A congressional hearing on “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement” ran the gamut from the fiduciary regulation to multiple employer plans to state-run programs. READ MORE

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

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