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Wells Fargo requires advisers to use level fees for new 401(k) business

November 14, 2017

Wells Fargo Advisors is requiring that financial advisers servicing 401(k) plans do so in a level-fee arrangement for new business, as have other large brokerage firms, in response to the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule. "We have moved...

DOL fiduciary rule: When advisers actively seek to use BICE

June 14, 2017

To opponents of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, the best-interest contract exemption is something akin to the spawn of Satan. This provision of the rule, which raised investment advice standards in retirement accounts, allows broker-dealers...

How one 401(k) adviser is successfully prospecting clients under the DOL fiduciary rule

August 9, 2017

The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule is expected to create a bundle of client prospecting opportunities for advisers specializing in retirement plans, as less-experienced 401(k) advisers exit the market or employers ditch them for a more...

Capital One will eliminate commissions on IRAs

November 16, 2016

Capital One Investing, the brokerage arm of Capital One Financial Corp., will be eliminating commissions on advised individual retirement accounts by next year. The company announced Wednesday that the advised IRAs will move to level-fee pricing...

Morgan Stanley: DOL fiduciary rule turns brokerage business into a buy

September 28, 2016

Morgan Stanley believes the DOL rule is making the brokerage business a more interesting investment category. Something about a $22 trillion opportunity. “This opens up a larger addressable market than was possible in the past.” Would a...

DOL fiduciary rule could cause half of potential IRA rollover assets to stay put: Report

September 8, 2016

Advisory firms banking on attracting loads of new assets from baby boomers rolling over 401(k) plans into individual retirement accounts may need to come up with a new plan for boosting AUM. The new Labor Department rule mandating that retirement...

DOL fiduciary rule class-actions costs could top $150M a year

February 9, 2017

Assuming the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule survives the river of legal and legislative challenges, the brokerage industry should expect to absorb between $70 million and $150 million annually in class-action litigation costs. The price-tag...

RIAs are losing their competitive advantage

June 5, 2016

Registered investment advisers need a new card up their sleeve. For years, RIAs have marketed themselves as being a cut above their counterparts in the brokerage industry. While they followed a fiduciary standard, requiring them to act in their...

Wirehouses escape the worst of the DOL fiduciary rule

May 22, 2016

While many financial advisory firms have hunkered down, unwilling to talk about the impact of the disruptive Labor Department fiduciary rule, the wirehouses have sought to reassure their shareholders that the sky is not about to fall. Bank of...

The Fiduciary Journey

May 1, 2016

As the room fills to capacity on April 6 with celebratory lawmakers and advocates awaiting the Labor Department's final fiduciary rule, the champion of the measure, Phyllis Borzi, stands quietly at the back.

With mergers poised to increase, are you ready for the next step?

April 21, 2016

The financial services industry is on edge right now as advisers scramble to figure out just what the new Department of Labor fiduciary regulations will mean for their businesses. Advisers who are already part of larger ensemble practices are...

DOL fiduciary rule expected to put new pressure on mutual fund expenses

September 23, 2016

The ripple effects of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule is expected to put new pressure on mutual fund fees, and could even lead to fewer fund share classes, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The DOL rule, which...

Fees fell by as much as 10% last year in investment advisory services

September 23, 2016

Fees are tumbling in the investment advisory services industry, and the forces putting them under pressure aren't about to let up, according to a new survey. The Money Management Institute and Dover Financial Research conducted the survey in...

Nontraded REIT sales fall off a cliff as industry struggles to adapt

July 24, 2016

Sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts, the high-commission alternative investments sold primarily by independent broker-dealers, have fallen off a cliff. Heading into 2016 facing a number of hurdles, namely a flurry of legal and regulatory...

Why the DOL fiduciary rule will lead to more ETF innovation

May 12, 2016

Everyone is talking about the U.S. Department of Labor's final fiduciary rule and related Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE). Some like them, some really don't. It's still early, but the emerging consensus seems to be that much of the industry...

DOL rule described as 'workable' and a political success

April 8, 2016

The Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule received high marks for political diplomacy and for being “workable,” according to a panel of experts speaking Thursday during an InvestmentNews webcast. “My first impression is that a number...

How 401(k) plan advisers win under the final DOL fiduciary rule

April 7, 2016

401(k) advisers won significant concessions from the Labor Department in the final draft of its fiduciary rule, ranging from relief on rollovers and education to the easing of restrictions on advisers operating in the small-plan market. The...

DOL supports ESG fund use in 401(k) plans

October 22, 2015

The Labor Department wants to make it easier for 401(k) plans to use environmental, social and governance funds by issuing new guidance meant to boost plan fiduciaries' consideration of such funds. Fiduciaries had been wary of introducing ESG...

As DOL fiduciary rule takes effect, B-Ds focus on compliance

June 9, 2017

After seven years of rule-making fraught with political intrigue, intense lobbying and an abundance of conjecture, the Labor Department's fiduciary rule is getting its day in the sun. Today marks the beginning of a phased implementation period...

Will product pricing pressures carry over to advisory fees?

November 30, 2016

As low-cost index funds and ETFs continue to take market share from higher-cost actively managed funds, financial advisers could soon find themselves caught up in the downward pressure on fees. Emily Sweet, senior analyst at Cerulli Associates,...

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