Articles tagged "DALBAR"


Knut Rostad: Phyllis Borzi moved heaven and earth with the tools she had and I think we let her down. I think we were too polite.

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'

Thursday 4.7.16
Thomas Perez: We don't believe it's necessary for an employee of MetLife to have an obligation to advise a client about the products that New York Life is selling.

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

Wednesday 4.6.16
Jason Furman's memo: The proposal allows businesses to continue using existing, conflicted business models but requires that they adopt additional consumers protections such as ensuring advisors follow a best interest standard.

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

Friday 1.30.15
Lou Harvey: It's really going to annoy the hell out of the plan sponsors.

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

Tuesday 2.14.12
Larry Sinsimer says advisors lose out by failing to put a retirement plan in writing.

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

Monday 6.20.11
Lou Harvey: This gives them a huge edge on Fidelty.

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

Thursday 2.10.11
Tea Partiers such as Michele Bachmann may change the enforcement landscape for investment advisors by putting some agencies on starvation budgets.

The 7 government actions that could reshape the advisory business in 2011
Funding may derail some grand plans, but regulations roll on (and so do tax threats)

Friday 1.7.11
Michael Henkel: He is passionate about moving independent advisors into the retirement plan market, but says that for now, advisors lack the tools to succeed there.

Yesterday's proposed DOL regs underscore why default investments are the 401(k) market's giant untapped opportunity
Regulators' so-far soft approach on target date funds leaves door open for advisors to compete

Tuesday 11.30.10
Lou Harvey: “The demand for lower fees by 72 million participants and their families and 483,000 employers can awaken a sleeping giant that places similar demand on virtually every investment and financial product.

How advisors can position themselves for the coming 401(k) boom
Tips on becoming the educator of choice; and a framework for thinking about plan restructuring

Wednesday 11.10.10
Phyllis Borzi: If it gets rid of schlocky advice, that’s okay with me.

Proposed DOL regs expose more advisors to fiduciary liability
Language of rules amounts to better ammo for lawyers

Friday 10.22.10
Tony Ferreira: They’re a victim of the recession.

Some experts question Cogent Research study's finding of big dip in 401(k) plan ownership
The bad economy deterred participation in employer retirement plans but their growth may stay suppressed longer term, researchers say

Thursday 4.29.10
Lou Harvey: The bigger impact is on IRAs, not 401ks. There are a heck of a lot more IRAs out there and advisers involved in IRAs.

IRA assets could be ripped from the grasp of brokers if DOL has its way
With brokers disqualified, fee-only advisors may have 'phenomenal' opportunity to dominate $4.1 trillion IRA market

Thursday 3.4.10

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