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MetLife cutting annuity pay to some of its former advisers

September 5, 2017

MetLife Inc. is cutting compensation on annuities sold by former advisers who moved to other broker-dealers after MetLife sold its Premier Client Group last year to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. And the cut in pay is drastic. According...

American Airlines reaches $22 million settlement in 401(k) self-dealing lawsuit

July 11, 2017

American Airlines Inc. has agreed to settle a 401(k) self-dealing lawsuit for $22 million, one of the largest monetary settlements reached in similar class-action litigation. Plaintiffs brought the suit, Main et al v. American Airlines Inc....

MassMutual to level 401(k) fees for its brokers

March 30, 2017

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is moving to level compensation brokers receive for working with 401(k) plans, a step other large brokerages have taken in response to the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule. The firm, which has more...

New York Life settles 401(k) lawsuit for $3 million

February 16, 2017

New York Life Insurance Co. has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging the firm engaged in self-dealing in its 401(k) plans for the sum of $3 million. Plaintiffs brought the excessive-fee suit against New York Life in July 2016, seeking relief...

2017 to be year of independent broker-dealer mergers

January 22, 2017

If past is prologue, 2017 should see a steady pace of independent broker-dealer consolidation and mergers and acquisitions. Last year saw transactions involving firms that house thousands of registered reps and financial advisers as the industry...

Outsourced 401(k) fiduciary services emerge after DOL rule

October 3, 2016

With the Labor Department's fiduciary rule upping the ante for many 401(k) advisers and their broker-dealers, providers from around the retirement market are looking at ways to defray fiduciary responsibility, and in some cases, possibly replace...

Morgan Stanley hit with $150 million 401(k) lawsuit for self-dealing and excessive fees

August 19, 2016

Morgan Stanley was sued Friday by a former participant in the company's 401(k) plan for excessive retirement-plan fees and self-dealing on the part of the company, which allegedly enriched itself at the expense of employees' retirement savings...

Neuberger Berman sued for excessive 401(k) fees

August 4, 2016

Neuberger Berman, an investment manager with $246 billion in assets under management, has been sued by a participant in the company's 401(k) plan for alleged self-dealing, whereby the firm offered a high-fee, poorly performing proprietary fund...

Franklin Templeton sued by employees for self-dealing in 401(k) plan

August 1, 2016

Franklin Resources Inc., the asset management firm operating under the name Franklin Templeton Investments, has been sued for self-dealing in its own 401(k), joining a growing list of similarly situated companies targeted by their employees...

Securities America to acquire independent broker-dealer Foothill Securities

July 27, 2016

Securities America Inc. has agreed to acquire rep-owned, independent broker-dealer Foothill Securities Inc., according to two industry sources. In May, Foothill Securities chairman John Burroughs said that Foothill, an adviser-owned firm with...

MoneyGuidePro creator releases DOL fiduciary-focused software

July 21, 2016

PIEtech, the creator of financial planning software MoneyGuidePro, has built a tool to see how well clients' portfolios are aligned with their best interests, including retirement goals and concerns, insurance needs, and health-care costs. With...

Money managers with in-house 401(k) plan options at risk of employee lawsuits: lawyers

July 20, 2016

Asset managers that limit employee retirement plan investment choices to proprietary, in-house mutual funds are putting a legal target on their backs, attorneys said. In the context of a rash of lawsuits by employees against financial services...

New York Life sued by employees claiming excessive 401(k) fees

July 20, 2016

New York Life Insurance Co. is the newest member to the ever-growing list of asset managers and retirement plan providers being sued by their employees for fiduciary breach in the company 401(k) plan. Current participants in two New York Life...

Insurance-based broker-dealers plan to use BICE under DOL fiduciary rule

July 7, 2016

Insurance companies with affiliated broker-dealer networks are slowly coming out of their hibernation phase that followed release of the Labor Department's final fiduciary rule in early April, with some announcing plans to comply with portions...

American Century employees sue for excessive 401(k) fees

July 5, 2016

Employees of American Century Companies, Inc., parent of asset management firm American Century Investments, have sued over the firm's 401(k) plan, the latest in a string of lawsuits targeting financial services companies for their own retirement...

Transamerica settles 401(k) excessive-fee lawsuit with its employees for $3.8 million

June 29, 2016

Transamerica Corp. has agreed to settle an excessive-fee lawsuit with participants in its own 401(k) plan for $3.8 million. Plaintiffs in the suit, Lequita Dennard et al v. Transamerica Corp. et al, allege breach of fiduciary duty under the...

401(k) providers see participant calls surge in wake of historic Brexit

June 24, 2016

Retirement plan participants phoned their providers in a frenzy Friday morning as news of Britain's exit from the European Union caused severe market gyrations and investors wanted to know what it meant for their nest eggs. Some of the largest...

John Hancock swims against the tide, doubles down on independent broker-dealer business

June 23, 2016

Unlike many insurance companies who are fleeing the high-risk, thin-margin independent broker-dealer business, John Hancock Financial Network, through its independent broker-dealer, Signator Investors Inc., has doubled down on its commitment....

MassMutual settles 401(k) suit with its employees for $31 million

June 17, 2016

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. has agreed to a nearly $31 million settlement in an excessive-fee lawsuit involving the firm's own retirement plans, joining the ranks of other prominent retirement services providers that have settled...

LPL, Cambridge and others in 'serious' talks to buy Foothill Securities

May 10, 2016

Foothill Securities Inc., an adviser-owned independent broker-dealer with 220 registered reps under its roof, is in “serious discussions” to be acquired by a larger firm, according to its chairman, John Burroughs. Four firms currently in...

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