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Technology: reshaping the future of wealth management

May 22, 2017

Technology is reshaping wealth management in every way — from the tools advisors use to provide financial advice to the very nature of that advice itself. To provide insights into these changes and how successful advisors can maximize technology's...

Use of multiple record keepers could hurt defendants in 403(b) lawsuits

May 19, 2017

Judges in lawsuits targeting the Duke University and Emory University retirement plans have given life to a novel claim against the universities' use of multiple record keepers, setting the stage for a potential legal blow to a common practice...

401(k) managed account competition heats up as Fidelity expands reach

May 17, 2017

Fidelity Investments, the largest provider of defined contribution plans, is moving to expand the reach of its fiduciary managed-account service for retirement plan participants by making it available to record-keeping platforms outside of its...

Fidelity's approach to DOL fiduciary rule rankles some 401(k) advisers

May 15, 2017

Fidelity Investments is aggravating some retirement plan advisers. Their ire stems from changes that Fidelity, the largest record keeper of defined-contribution plans, is making to its business in relation to compliance with the Labor Department's...

Fidelity launches two ESG index funds

May 15, 2017

Fidelity Investments has launched two environmental, social and governance index funds: the Fidelity U.S. Sustainability Index Fund and Fidelity International Sustainability Index Fund. The two funds — the firm's first ESG index funds —...

Will the fiduciary rule shrink the ever-expanding world of share classes?

May 13, 2017

First there was​ little share class A. Then there were little share classes B and C. Faster than you could say, "The Cat in the Hat," there were little share classes I, N, K, F and Y. Now the fund industry is contemplating unleashing an estimated...

Auto features are helping to fuel 401(k) growth

May 12, 2017

Automation, that demon of American job security, may be the patron saint of retirement savings. The average balance in a 401(k) defined-contribution account at Fidelity Investments hit a record $95,500 in the first quarter, up more than 9% from...

Fidelity names Judy Marlinski to lead institutional asset management group

May 8, 2017

Fidelity Investments on Monday announced Judy Marlinski has been named president of Fidelity Institutional Asset Management. As head of the distribution and client service unit focused on the investment needs of financial advisers, institutional...

Include health savings accounts in fiduciary process

May 4, 2017

It is anyone's guess how the partisan fight in Congress over health care will eventually shake out, but one trend that financial advisers need to pay particularly close attention to is the rise of health savings accounts. HSAs, which are increasingly...

CFP Board launches program to attract more women planners

May 4, 2017

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning is creating a pilot program known as the Financial Planning Re-entry Initiative (FPRI) aimed at expanding the pool of female financial planners. Working in partnership with iRelaunch, a firm that develops...

Putnam kicks off expanded ESG effort

May 3, 2017

Putnam Investments has hired Katherine Collins to head a new sustainable investing effort that could lead to the introduction of the firm's first standalone ESG funds. In her new role, Ms. Collins will head a team responsible for overseeing...

Vanguard fires another salvo in the fee war

April 28, 2017

Vanguard announced another round of fee reductions today as the mutual fund price war rages on. The nation's largest fund company lowered the expense ratio on four share classes of the nation's largest mutual fund, the $550-billion Vanguard...

Social Security: Later is better

April 26, 2017

Americans are finally getting the message: Waiting to claim Social Security until full retirement age or later results in bigger monthly benefits for life and can also boost survivor benefits for a remaining spouse. Today's pre-retirees (ages...

Top 10 record keepers of defined contribution plans

April 13, 2017

The largest defined-contribution-plan record keepers all experienced positive asset growth last year, according to Pensions & Investments' annual record keeper survey. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the No. 7 service provider by assets, had...

Brinker Capital rolls out DOL fiduciary rule-friendly funds

April 12, 2017

Brinker Capital, an investment management platform geared toward financial advisers, is jumping on the fiduciary-rule bandwagon by converting $7 billion worth of managed account assets into a family of 10 mutual funds. The Destinations funds,...

Advisers taking steps to protect elderly

April 3, 2017

There's widespread acceptance in the financial services industry that elderly financial abuse is a growing problem, but there's no universally accepted game plan for how to respond. Many times firms' internal procedures will involve adviser...

As Fed raises interest rates, money funds increase yields, some to more than 1%

March 31, 2017

Thanks to the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate hikes, some money market funds are doing things they haven't done in a decade: Paying 1% interest. Your clients won't get rich on their money fund holdings, but at least they'll get more than...

Fidelity follows Empower in launching TDF-managed account hybrid

March 31, 2017

Fidelity Investments, the largest retirement plan record keeper, has introduced a new service for defined contribution plans that would allow employers to default employees into either a target date fund or a managed account. Record keepers,...

BlackRock shakes up struggling active stock-picking unit

March 29, 2017

BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, is shaking up its struggling stock-picking unit by cutting jobs, reorganizing funds and lowering fees. The revamp, which embraces quantitative strategies, moves $8 billion of the $201 billion...

Professors give themselves a 'B' in financial literacy

March 28, 2017

Good, but not excellent. That's the self-assessment of college professors regarding their financial literacy, a subject in which they grade themselves a "B." A study of higher education faculty by Fidelity Investments found that while professors...

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