Articles tagged "Rick Meigs"


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Betterment adds 50 firms to its new 401(k) plan -- and IBM and Marcia Wagner connections

Smaller companies with Betterment-ish-sounding names like Earnest Operations and Boxed are the early guinea pigs but big dogs are on the robo's 401(k) board of directors

January 27, 2016 — 7:24 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

RIAs stay the course in holding Schwab to its promise of an RIA-in-charge 401(k) plan with a promising result

Only when RIAs proved they'd only take 'yes' for an answer on open architecture and themselves installed as fiduciaries did their San Francisco-based custodian yield with just a minor Morningstar contingency

November 3, 2015 — 8:07 PM UTC

Capitalizing on 'unintended consequences' of DOL changes, Ken Fisher pounces on a fat-margin 401(k) opportunity

DOL greased the skids for closed-architecture approach of $60-billion RIA -- as long as it is discloses use of proprietary funds and sets flat fees that apply to them

October 15, 2015 — 5:28 PM UTC

As Schwab edges closer to letting RIAs in as 401(k) middlemen, leaked details suggest to some that the firm still marginalizes the advisor

Though RIAs technically gain a seat at the Schwab index 401(k) table, they still don't have much say about how assets get invested

October 8, 2015 — 11:21 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

Betterment jumps headlong into the 401(k) business spurred by a conviction that even Vanguard Group is unfriendly to investors in this arena

The New York robo-advisor is going full stack, competing with Fidelity Investments on everything from recordkeeping to financial advice

September 11, 2015 — 2:22 PM UTC

After cutting 401(k) middlemen out backfires, Schwab cuts them back in

The problem for Walt Bettinger's newfangled Index Advantage DC plans was that for three years only $10 billion of assets showed up in an atmosphere of self-direction

August 6, 2015 — 5:17 PM UTC

After growth dip, BrightScope takes a whirl at mutual fund data -- but in a way that Morningstar claims it bypassed

The La Jolla RIA-tracker will gear data toward the 401(k) market and knock down a paywall

June 11, 2015 — 7:09 PM UTC

After a six-month pause, Voya fills the Maliz Beams void with a 401(k) ace whose advancement stalled

Charlie Nelson was passed over twice at Great-West but has now landed a giant opportunity

April 28, 2015 — 7:32 PM UTC