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IBD mergers gain steam as year unfolds

October 4, 2017

After a slow start to the year, independent broker-dealer mergers and acquisitions have picked up pace. Most notably, LPL Financial in August said it bought the assets of the four firms in the National Planning Holdings Network. A recent report...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Fidelity alleging fault in Delta 401(k)

October 4, 2017

A U.S. District Court judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit against two units of Fidelity Investments, which were accused by participants in a Fidelity client's retirement plan of violating fiduciary duties. The plaintiffs are participants...

DOL fiduciary rule ups ante for monitoring of 401(k) record keepers

October 4, 2017

The Department of Labor fiduciary rule is changing how retirement plan advisers help their clients monitor record-keeping firms such as Fidelity Investments and Empower Retirement. The regulation, which raises investment-advice standards in...

Durbin gets promoted again, this time to lead Fidelity Institutional

October 3, 2017

Less than 10 months after taking over as head of Fidelity Institutional's product and platform technology group, Michael Durbin is moving up the ladder once again to take his boss' job, as head of Fidelity Institutional, where he will be responsible...

Breaking Money Silence: Helping clients understand money taboos and talk more openly about finances

September 30, 2017

The following is an excerpt from "Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly About Finances, and Live a Richer Life" by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury (Praeger, 2017). Ms. Kingsbury is a wealth psychology expert and founder...

Fidelity has 'real need' to recruit more women, Johnson says

September 27, 2017

For people well-schooled in the relationship between supply and demand, here's one Fidelity Investments may not have seen coming: The demand for female financial advisers outstrips the supply. Women customers often ask to work with female advisers,...

With margins crashing, broker-dealers look to merge: report

September 21, 2017

As operating margins of independent broker-dealers have crashed over the last decade, two types of business models have emerged as the industry steadily consolidates: large firms with scale and smaller, more focused firms serving a niche. That's...

By the numbers: Section 529 college savings plans

September 9, 2017

Ranked by assets State Program Manager Assets ($M) 1 VA CollegeAmerica American Funds $58,773.50 2 NY New York's 529 Program (direct-sold) Ascensus $21,637.70 3 NH UNIQUE College Investing Plan Fidelity Investments $11,847.40 4 UT Utah Educational...

Battle lines form as SEC considers new fiduciary rule

September 6, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission should not blend investment-advice standards that apply to investment advisers and brokers, as the agency considers a new advice rule, the Investment Adviser Association said in a recent comment letter....

Financial industry steps up in Harvey's wake

August 31, 2017

As downgraded-to-a-tropical-depression Harvey moves across the country, the damage in its wake has left at least 32 people dead and displaced more than 32,000 Gulf Coast residents. Also in the storm's wake: a financial services industry that...

RIAs weigh pros and cons of offering trust services

August 30, 2017

When it comes to trust services, most financial advisers prefer an arm's-length connection that serves client needs but outsources custody and fiduciary responsibilities elsewhere. "There is tremendous responsibility that comes with being a...

Most plan sponsors like their advisers, but 38% want to switch, says Fidelity

August 30, 2017

While 65% of plan sponsors are highly satisfied with their plan advisers, a record share of sponsors — 38% — are actively looking to switch advisers, up from 30% last year, according to a study of plan sponsors conducted by Fidelity Investments....

Retiree health care costs up 6%, new study finds

August 24, 2017

In a perfect world, the largest expenses in retirement would be for fun things like travel and entertainment. In the real world, retiree health-care costs can take an unconscionably big bite out of savings. A 65-year-old couple retiring this...

10 bold predictions about the financial advice industry's future

August 17, 2017

InvestmentNews invited its 40 Under 40 winners to a think-tank event in New York in June called "The Future of Our Business by the Future of Our Business," sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Alumni from all four classes of the project (which...

Vanguard welcomes fee wars with rivals Fidelity and BlackRock

August 4, 2017

Vanguard Group has a message for competitors trying to undercut its prices: Game on. In recent years, rival asset managers such as Fidelity Investments and BlackRock Inc. have cut their fund fees to match or beat Vanguard, the low-cost investing...

401(k) savings continue to hit record highs

August 3, 2017

It's happened again: Retirement savings account balances have hit all-time highs. A string of record 401(k) and IRA account totals now stretches across three consecutive quarters, according to second-quarter data from Fidelity Investments. The...

Fidelity Investments fires another salvo in the fee wars

July 31, 2017

The great fee war rolls on: Fidelity Investments Monday announced fee cuts to 14 of its stock and bond index funds, saying that they now have cheaper comparable funds than archrival Vanguard. The average expenses across Fidelity's stock and...

Morningstar: Advisers are overreacting to fund manager changes

July 24, 2017

If you're quick to move clients out of a fund because of a management change, a new paper by Morningstar has a word of advice for you: Knock it off. The paper, released Monday, looked at returns from actively managed stock and bond fund from...

Managed accounts look attractive to 401(k) advisers, but how do you measure performance?

July 18, 2017

For 401(k) advisers, managed accounts are a tough nut to crack. On one hand, many advisers believe managed accounts will compete with target date funds as the most popular type of default investment option in 401(k) plans as soon as they become...

Can Buckley run the house that Bogle built?

July 14, 2017

Tim Buckley has just been handed the keys to the house that Bogle built. But Buckley, Vanguard Group's new president, confronts something that founder Jack Bogle never did back in his prime: a world in which cheap market-tracking index funds...

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