Articles tagged "Drinker Biddle & Reath"


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Why luring 401(k) assets to IRA rollovers in a post-DOL-rule world remains child's play, which keeps $7.6 trillion in the IRA game and growing

Clients still hate 401(k) inflexibility around withdrawals and the DOL granted advisors the upper hand in getting clients to sign away protections with regard to pricier products

April 20, 2016 — 8:25 PM UTC

The DOL's final rule contains a litany of 11th hour concessions to brokers that show Wall Street lobbyists earned their keep

12(b)1 fees, variable annuities and proprietary products are all still allowed and so is partiality in the sales process

April 6, 2016 — 10:00 AM UTC

The RIA-ification intrinsic to LPL's preemptive DOL policy changes -- yet how tightly to revenue sharing in IRAs it is hanging

LPL's super-clients like Private Advisor Group see a clear 'advisory' future but LPL is walking a more shrub-choked hybrid path

March 22, 2016 — 9:30 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

How 12(b)-1 fees and revenue sharing may be the real victims of Monday's 'narrow' Supreme Court ruling

By unanimous decision, a conservative nine showed no tolerance for retail mutual fund share classes that achieve such status with fat fees that directly or indirectly pay 401(k) administration freight

May 20, 2015 — 4:18 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

Fidelity Investments wins huge in the 'biggest 401(k) case in decades' -- but bearing battle scars

Boston 401(k) giant is able to reverse prior judgement related to fees in landmark Tussey v. ABB

March 20, 2014 — 7:07 AM UTC

How the future of the 401(k) industry may hinge on the outcome of a lawsuit brought by Fidelity employees against their own company

The legal case is built on a Fidelity-only funds menu but the Boston 401(k) king intends to show these participating employees got a sweet, fair deal that went beyond DOL mandates

October 17, 2013 — 6:12 AM UTC

Legal analysis: Why the Yale 401(k) letters, limits aside, should raise an alarm to plan sponsors

Ayres may not have it all letter perfect but his basic points have a legal basis

August 19, 2013 — 5:27 AM UTC

401(k) industry flummoxed over Yale professor's 6,000 'threatening' letters to plan sponsors

The eclectic academic says he'll go public targeting alleged 'high-cost plans' as sponsors flood phone lines of advisors and recordkeepers and Brightscope is drawn into the fray

July 18, 2013 — 5:01 PM UTC