Articles tagged "DALBAR"


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Why SIFMA & Co.'s trip to a friendly North Texas court to upend the DOL rule looks more like its Alamo

Little credence is being afforded anti-DOL rule crowd that is trying to flip the script on who is screwing whom

June 6, 2016 — 9:47 PM UTC

How Wall Street emasculated the DOL rule with an old-fashioned end game: 'Somebody made a deal' -- and why tort lawyers are licking their chops

End-game style politics exposed fiduciaries' lack of playoff experience, but RIAs can console themselves because DOL exposed shady dealings on 'the dark side'

April 7, 2016 — 3:10 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

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

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

'Paradigm shift' in 401(k) flows opens the DOL door for annuities in 401(k) plans and RIAs are split

In the wake of DOL and Treasury rulings, some fiduciaries, certainly not all, seem willing to give the oft-reviled instruments a chance

October 28, 2014 — 6:27 PM 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

FINRA's scandalous litany of failures and its efforts to redefine the true fiduciary standard out of existence

Our one-man think tank continues his scathing indictment of the SRO's disingenuous and downright fraudulent practices

July 17, 2013 — 3:10 AM UTC

Cerulli: RIAs and hybrid RIAs make giant advances on banks and wirehouses in the 401(k) race

DOL guidance is making a difference and so is bank and wirehouse reluctance to take on fiduciary risk

September 27, 2012 — 3:48 AM UTC

After years of DOL bluster, new 401(k) rules appear to make RIAs' low expenses look higher than those of brokers

It's the same old problem of mutual fund-paid fees arriving by tunnel and therefore getting a pass in disclosures; DOL no-comments the issue

June 18, 2012 — 3:28 AM UTC

Private equity strikes again, this time quietly buying control of fi360 for $11.5 million

Bluff Point Associates principals liked the recurring revenues and bright growth prospects

April 10, 2012 — 5:41 AM UTC

Merrill Lynch jumps on the fiduciary bandwagon in retirement plans but critics see lingering conflicts

Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo Advisors already went this route but can wirehouses really deliver strict fiduciary care?

April 3, 2012 — 3:59 AM UTC

Which three of DOL's new 401(k) rules represent the biggest land mines for financial advisors and plan sponsors

Accepting gifts, estimating fees and using asset allocation models all demand treading lightly

February 14, 2012 — 6:06 AM UTC

Fidelity sees potential 401(k) rollover magnet for RIAs: retirement income plans

Clients receiving the extra level of planning refer and consolidate assets to their advisors, study shows

June 20, 2011 — 3:02 PM UTC

Schwab to make long-awaited move in 401(k) market with an all-indexed mutual fund and ETF strategy

Market leader Fidelity not likely to mirror the move because of its legacy structure

February 10, 2011 — 2:50 PM UTC