Articles tagged "Phil Chiricotti"


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Phil Chiricotti hangs up his spurs, and puts the CFDD out to pasture

The godfather of the 401(k) business says the glory days of conferences are winding down -- and tells why he chose not to sell the conference

December 30, 2014 — 3:58 PM UTC

Bob Reynolds delegates the Great-West 401(k) business to old Fidelity mate after excruciating three-way choice

Edmund Murphy, kicked upstairs, is dispatched from Boston to Denver and will own the brand decision -- just for starters

September 10, 2014 — 7:23 PM UTC

Warranties and guarantees come to the 401(k) game but can insurance really put the client first?

Unwilling to stomach new legal exposure, employers -- and their advisors -- are looking to buy protection

August 27, 2014 — 3:25 AM UTC

Just what good Bob Reynolds' purchase of J.P. Morgan's billions -- sans sweet brand -- will do for his Great West-Putnam 401(k) empire

The Boston exec was opportunistic in getting this deal and remains open to others but the 'O' word that made Whole Foods famous is holding sway

April 4, 2014 — 5:01 AM UTC

Bob Reynolds strikes again in his 401(k) quest -- this time buying JPMorgan's retirement recordkeeping business

The deal includes blue chip 401k accounts of Procter & Gamble, American Airlines and JPMorgan itself

April 3, 2014 — 5:37 PM UTC

Fidelity's old 401(k) mastermind, Bob Reynolds, gets a merger, a promotion and a stronger hand to compete with his old employer

With Great West and Putnam joining 401(k) units, there may be a dividend of critical mass and synergy

March 27, 2014 — 3:24 AM UTC

Schwab 'fesses up to Wall Street just how hard winning plan sponsors to its 401(k) ETF platform will be

Convincing plan sponsors and pension consultants to join a ETF paradigm shift to ETFs is a big ask, its executives tell Wall Street

February 18, 2014 — 4:11 PM UTC

A $103 billion AUA RIA storms TIAA-CREF's Northeast stronghold by poaching a hotshot from a $30-billion RIA in Greenwichland

CAPTRUST's 403(b) assets have jumped 60%, or nearly $5 billion, in AUA in one year and TIAA-CREF's $217 billion of 403(b) assets are still pretty untapped

September 16, 2013 — 5:36 AM UTC

Why the 'naked fear' from a Yale law professor's letters to 401(k) plan sponsors is still present

The threatening, finger-pointing nature of the epistles drew the blood, the lack of a remedy to the attack from New Haven keeps the wound from healing

August 1, 2013 — 5:49 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

Schwab garners $4 billion in index-only 401(k) assets fast out of the gate

Critics applaud the San Francisco broker's early success but wonder whether such a cost-focused approach is really enough

February 22, 2013 — 5:58 AM UTC

Merrill Lynch pulls advisors from a $2.9-billion business -- and leaves the light on for RIAs

The Bank of America subsidiary sees too much peril in the public-pension business and RIAs like John Beirne smell opportunity

February 5, 2013 — 4:15 PM UTC

A 401(k) plan dethroning deferred: The DOL-mandated disclosures may not set any legacy palaces on fire near-term

The expected RIA field day and B-D comeuppance may come limping out of the gate; Fidelity has put 17 million 401(k) disclosures in the mail with few follks batting an eye -- with high-balance participants as the possible big exception

August 28, 2012 — 3:33 AM UTC

What to make of DOL's backtrack after John Kerry, Fidelity Investments and the rest of the riled 401(k) industry cried foul

The policy reversal on on self-directed accounts is a win for white-collar workers but the agency's mandating-by-bulletin was equally troubling to some observers

August 1, 2012 — 6:10 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