Fiduciary Governance

Fiduciary Governance

By John Iekel7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Fiduciary duties and functions have been discussed… just a little… over the last few years. But a recent blog entry suggests that cybersecurity should be added to them. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation July 19 that would repeal the DOL fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The surging stock market may have muted participants' suits regarding employer stock holdings — but a new one claims to be “about the defendants’ abject failure, as plan fiduciaries, to protect the interests of the participants.” READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/18/2017 • 0 Comments

In a July 18 letter responding to the DOL's request for information on its fiduciary rule, the American Retirement Association has requested an extension of the applicability date — and a streamlined levelized fee exemption. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

House Education and the Workforce Committee on July 19 will markup the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act, a bill that would repeal the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Fred Reish looks at two issues concerning the Best Interest Contract Exemption in the DOL's recent request for information about the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Witnesses at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing largely supported a bill to repeal the current DOL fiduciary rule and direct the SEC to take the lead in regulating the standards of care for investment advice. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Keeping abreast of the whereabouts and life status of retirees and beneficiaries — and even terminated vested participants — are increasingly important fiduciary responsibilities. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Yet another piece of legislation is being readied to repeal the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/12/2017 • 0 Comments

It is important that the SEC bring "clarity and consistency” to “standards of conduct that investment professionals must follow in providing advice to Main Street investors,” SEC Chairman Clayton said on July 12. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The last word one would associate with the DOL's fiduciary rule is “dispassionate.” But that accurately describes a new report about it by the Congressional Research Service. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Discretion is said to be the better part of valor — but that’s not necessarily the case with discretionary accounts and the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has issued its updated Pension Insurance Data Books and Tables. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor may be reviewing the impact of the fiduciary rule, but they’d still like the court to dismiss challenges to it. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The comment period on the fiduciary rule request for information (RFI) is short — and it started July 6. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever found their grand idea shackled to the deliberations of a committee, or who has had to kowtow to the sensibilities of a recalcitrant compliance department, can empathize with the process that produced the Declaration of Independence. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Would someone really just forget about large sums of money they had accumulated and set aside for years? As every plan administrator knows, the answer is yes. A recent blog post discusses the effects of such financial amnesia. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

Think the transition period for the fiduciary regulation will be extended? Fred Reish has some thoughts… READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says that his agency must work with the Department of Labor on the fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has issued its request for comments on a potential delay in the Jan. 1, 2018, applicability date of certain provisions of the fiduciary regulation — but it’s a short window. READ MORE

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