Articles tagged "Scott Pritchard"


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TD Ameritrade launches a 'Goldilocks' 401(k) approach aimed at competing with big wolves -- like Fidelity and Schwab

The turnkey RIA service seeks the middle ground between set-and-forget target date funds and the crazy complexity of building a 401(k) practice

January 31, 2014 — 5:42 PM UTC

Why the industry needs to accept some blame for 'flaws' in PBS Frontline's 'Retirement Gamble'

The PBS report was slanted, simplistic and went in for shock value, say critics, but some in the industry say too-high fees are in fact the root of the problem

May 15, 2013 — 3:09 AM UTC

The PBS 'Frontline' 401(k) documentary names suspects but leaves out major culprits of the theft of the American retirement

Wall Street charges excessive hidden fees, but it's all within the bounds that the system allows

May 8, 2013 — 6:20 AM UTC

Why 408(b)(2) is a flop for the 401(k) business and how RIAs can turn it around

The disclosure requirement sat around so long that workarounds got developed and employers got comfortable in the boiling water

April 10, 2013 — 5:23 PM UTC

How a $12 billion RIA grew to $20 billion in less than a year by raiding 401(k) accounts from legacy players

Randy Long boasted that he'd pick off the big boys' clients and came through with the help of a crack team of 12 young turks

September 26, 2012 — 3:48 AM UTC

Why brokers from Nationwide, LPL, Merrill Lynch and others are giving RIAs a cut of their 401(k) action

RIAs and brokers alike are wary of the fox-in-hen-house effect but DOL is creating strange bedfellows

May 29, 2012 — 3:46 PM 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

DFA takes on life cycle funds by putting an alternative offering in the hands of 401(k)-minded advisors

Managed DC is the first in a series of such products, hints David Booth, but a critic says the premise on which they're built is all wrong

April 20, 2012 — 5:50 AM UTC

Buckingham expedites turnkey 401(k) strategy by buying a fellow DFA TAMP

Competitors for advisors' business (like that little company, Fidelity) aren't sitting still as demand surges

January 5, 2011 — 2:47 PM UTC

What the confidential documents uncovered by Reuters say about Fidelity's future in the 401(k) business

A rare glimpse at the 401(k) giant's client tally shows slippage among big customers but its 401(k) business may be finding increased traction with advisors

July 8, 2010 — 6:58 AM UTC