Articles tagged "Jason Roberts"
The Labor Dept. will publish the proposed 'Biden' DOL Fiduciary Rule (likely) next week, it says, but today it de-fanged the Trump ESG prohibitions
Two years after President Biden took office, the federal agency is ready to unleash a centrist DOL rule that eviscerates Trump's influence but stops short of Obama's stringent proposal.
November 23, 2022 at 2:15 AM
ERISA attorney co-founds venture to take advantage of DOL's liberal new pooled 401(k) plan guidelines, a boon for RIAs looking to break into the business
The new San Diego firm will be a TAMP-like unit that gives a way for small companies to get big-plan leverage while still letting RIAs handle the investment advice, says CEO Jason Roberts.
June 23, 2022 at 6:56 PM
The DOL's Trump-era reprieve from rollover fiduciary rigor is over with aspects of remedy that might 'scare the daylights' out of defense lawyers
The Biden DOL is cool with surprisingly toothy rules it inherited that are sure to cause some RIAs to scramble and may be easier for broker-dealers to manage.
February 13, 2021 at 2:29 AM
Bottom line after DOL bakes change into ERISA is it relented enough that plan sponsors can likely make ESG funds part of default option
Stung by most of the 8,700 commenters saying the Labor Dept. was witch hunting ESG, it gave ground, saved face but may have created a fresh problem for a Biden administration looking to restore the status quo
October 31, 2020 at 1:49 AM
Despite just a 30-day window, 8,700 people comment -- most with scathing disapproval -- on DOL's efforts to outlaw ESG in 401(k) plans on behalf of mystery proponents
The Department of Labor good-is-bad rulemaking clashes with the take of most Americans in 2020, who don't buy its investing logic, legal theory or take on humanity.
August 20, 2020 at 10:32 PM
With the DOL's new rule 95% likely to get finalized, RIAs need to be wary -- it targets them with new letter-of-the-law ERISA red tape
Right now, most RIAs recommend IRA rollovers without having to jump through a lot of hoops, but DOL's 'exemption' makes a federal case out of suggesting the move away from the protection of the employer’s plan
July 14, 2020 at 7:21 PM
New DOL fiduciary 'rule' unshackles broker-dealers to pursue commissions, declaring brokers ERISA fiduciaries by making simple disclosures
The new rule lets advisors 'exemption shop' and DOL promises brokers it'll take only about $35 worth of their time to mix commissions with advice.
July 10, 2020 at 2:21 AM
A big wince as Trump's DOL presses efforts to erase Obama-era ESG guidance, with tough new rule to curb do-good funds in ERISA accounts; critics cry 'politics'
Lawyers see crackdown as 'a solution in search of a problem' in regard to Labor Dept. pleas in proposed rule of danger that meeting environmental and social justice goals could harm returns, hence retiree security.
July 1, 2020 at 8:18 PM
New 'anti-regulatory' DOL Fiduciary Rule figures to keep $10-trillion IRA market under the IRS, allow some conflicted advice; does Rule's revival from dead presage Joe Biden presidency?
The rush to enact rewritten DOL Fiduciary Rule is a 'mystery' given Wall Street's presumed preference for defaulting to status quo; has presidential polling adverse to Donald Trump restored a sense of urgency?
June 4, 2020 at 2:28 AM
Posse of top cops from 17 states dresses down SEC, demand same fiduciary standards for broker-dealers and RIAs and cite other 'egregious' deficiencies in proposed son of DOL rule
Since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in March struck down the Department of Labor's (DOL) embattled "fiduciary rule," broker-dealers have been operating with a virtual "get-out-of-jail-free" card
August 10, 2018 at 8:18 PM
How Scottrade's 'pain'-seeking sales tactics and 'cut-and-paste' lawyering allegedly led to breaching a DOL rule
Massachusetts securities cops seized on DOL rule clause still under delay and seeded effects for brokerage business that are pervasive and lasting
March 1, 2018 at 1:08 AM
Why exactly Fidelity chose 2018 to levy visible .05% 401(k) surcharge on Vanguard funds
After an abrupt business model shift from recordkeeper to advisor, the Boston-based 401(k) king may be a leader in fee 'levelization' that encourages other fund firms to act
February 9, 2018 at 6:10 PM
Pro-DOL rule forces sharpen knives now that DOL rule's 18-month delay is carved in stone
Labor Department loses formerly effective duck-and-weave defense tactic after 'U-turn' toward a more Wall Street golden goose ethos
November 28, 2017 at 10:14 PM
CAPTRUST is a $220-billion RIA 401(k) roll-up but new $20-billion acquisition may wipe clean target set
The Raleigh, N.C.-based rollup did 26 deals in 10 years and finally the firm's old 'friend-enemy' partner, CapTrust was one of the few needle-movers left to make its last 10% inorganic AUM leap
September 11, 2017 at 9:45 PM
Why brokers can't exactly relax even after DOL promises, in effect, to drop BICE from its rule, then delays it 18 months
Attorneys caution DOL-weary execs that Department of Labor can't huff, puff and ramrod through a big change, and even a rule delay is fraught for brokers that treat it as a pure reprieve