“The vast majority of 401(k) funds are at risk of lawsuits over excessive fees,” said James Holland, director of business development at Millennium Investment and Retirement Advisors, a fiduciary consultancy in Charlotte, NC.
Do you build and wholesale financial products? Cerulli reports that the giant wirehouse channel shrank slightly last year, to the benefit of the fast-growing RIA and dually-registered advisor channels.
In a white paper published last month, Milliman actuaries describe a design for a mini defined benefit plan that a plan sponsor could tuck inside a defined contribution plan like a donut tire in the trunk of a car.
For the second consecutive year, we bring you the most intriguing, influential and useful retirement-related academic research that came to our attention in the prior year.
The respected Yale economist argues that temporarily higher taxes and higher spending is a better path to recovery than permanently lower taxes and lower spending.
We all think we know right from wrong. But in the ERISA world, it’s not always so easy tell the difference. Listen to these war stories and decide for yourself.
A new survey shows yet again that most Americans don't save much. Given the trillions that currently sit in 401(k) plans and IRA accounts, this suggests that a minority of Americans must be saving a lot.
Two new publications from Cerulli Associates point out, respectively, that advisors and IRA providers should target the lump-sum distributions of former DB plan participants and that the direct channel is taking business away from advisors.
LIMRA has published its quarterly list of top annuity sellers in the U.S. For all of 2012, Jackson National Life was the largest overall seller of annuities, with $20.4 billion, including $19.7 billion in variable annuity sales. Prudential sold the most VAs, at $19.97 billion.
The private bank channel and the RIA channel combined manage over $500 billion in ETFs, according to a new report from Strategic Insight.
Brief or late breaking items from MassMutual, New York Life, The Hartford, Retirement Clearinghouse LLC, National Planning Holdings and Protective Life.