Articles tagged "Jim O’Shaughnessy"


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LPL restores OSJ rights to $35-billion AUA super-rep that just kept growing during its three-year ordeal

By taking compliance back in-house, IFP slashes its $1 million compliance budget in half and gains a lost flexibility, according to founder Bill Hamm

July 11, 2016 — 6:12 PM UTC

401(k) industry howls as DOL lets state governments become DC providers with advantageous exemptions

Multiple employer plans' under states will have economies of scale, fewer rules, while ERISA bars private firms from banding together

December 10, 2015 — 7:00 PM UTC

Report: 'Brother-in-law' dabblers are giving 401(k) ground slowly to specialists in $1.3 trillion market

Some RIAs disagree with Cerulli's pessimism and say DOL is having its effect with small employers seeking real experts to provide 401(k)s to employees

September 17, 2015 — 6:36 PM UTC

The White House puts its best Obamacare minds behind cleaning up the 401(k) business -- starting by issuing a withering memo

The executive branch's endorsement of the fiduciary rule is based on finding that Americans may have to work for an extra three years because of Wall Street overbilling

January 30, 2015 — 9:50 PM UTC

The second-largest 401(k) provider drops 'Great-West' for 'Empower'

The name chosen for the second-largest retirement firm hits a mark but may face the challenge of seeming jargony

October 30, 2014 — 6:44 PM UTC

An LPL super-client hits 'pause' on recruiting after an SEC inquiry and LPL is playing a parental role

Despite the scare, LPL stands by this OSJ and wants to support these explosive growers

March 15, 2013 — 5:47 PM UTC

Erring 401(k) plan advisors seek do-overs from DOL to ward off potentially crippling fines

A proposal from leading ERISA attorneys would let RIAs say mea culpa on misinterpretations and technical fouls in the wake of new fee disclosure rules

October 22, 2012 — 3:02 AM UTC

RIAs join move to right a 401(k) wrong: Lopsided plan expenses -- a non-DOL issue

Participants using mutual funds with active management pay for their passively managed brethren; with fiduciary issues being taken for real, this is a problem

September 20, 2012 — 5:01 AM UTC

How giant advice provider Financial Engines can sweep the 401(k) field -- or not

It has $53.7 billion of assets under its managed account platform, but how the new DOL disclosure rules, competition from Morningstar and Schwab's bet on GuidedChoice play out will be very telling

May 22, 2012 — 3:41 AM UTC

Which three of DOL's new 401(k) rules represent the biggest land mines for financial advisors and plan sponsors

Accepting gifts, estimating fees and using asset allocation models all demand treading lightly

February 14, 2012 — 6:06 AM UTC