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Are the economics of active management becoming unsustainable?

February 27, 2019

When one of the world's largest money managers calls the economics of a major fund platform into question, it raises a few eyebrows. Fidelity Investments, which manages $2.5 trillion for investors, said the ongoing movement to low-cost mutual...

Wells Fargo sees 'possible' legal losses rising by $500 million

February 27, 2019

Wells Fargo & Co., beset by a wave of government probes into suspected customer abuses, boosted an estimate for its potential legal losses by $500 million. The company said it might have to spend as much as $2.7 billion more than what it already...

Fidelity sued for 'secret payments' in 401(k) plans

February 25, 2019

Fidelity Investments has been sued by a 401(k)-plan participant for accepting "secret payments" from certain retirement-plan business partners, allegedly allowing it to reap larger profits at the expense of its customers' retirement savings....

SEC settles fraud case with jailed former Morgan Stanley adviser

February 22, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has entered a final judgment against James S. Polese, a Boston-based former adviser with Morgan Stanley, who was charged with misappropriating client funds. The agency also barred him from the securities...

UBS prepares for impact of massive $5 billion fine

February 22, 2019

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti said the bank will prioritize protecting its dividends if it can't get out of paying a massive fine imposed in a French tax-evasion case. "We need to consider our business outlook, including...

Philadelphia sues seven banks over 'collusion' in municipal bond deals

February 21, 2019

Philadelphia sued seven banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp., accusing them of costing local governments billions of dollars by colluding to fix the prices on floating-rate bonds issued to finance public works. The...

UBS ordered to pay more than $5.1 billion in French tax case

February 20, 2019

UBS Group was ordered to pay more than 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) by a Paris court that found the bank guilty of having helped wealthy French clients stash funds in undeclared Swiss accounts. Shares of UBS fell as much as 3.1%. The Paris...

Ohio National extends variable annuity buyout offer

February 20, 2019

Ohio National Life Insurance Co. is extending by about a month a buyout offer it made on some of its variable annuity products. The insurer last year gave owners of ONcore variable annuities with a guaranteed minimum income benefit rider the...

Franklin Templeton settles 401(k) lawsuit for $14 million

February 20, 2019

Franklin Templeton Investments has agreed to pay roughly $14 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the firm profited at the expense of its employees by loading its 401(k) plan with in-house investments. Plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit...

UBS at risk after $5 billion surprise penalty

February 20, 2019

UBS Group AG's decision to fight a tax case in France, rather than settle it, led to a nasty surprise. Switzerland's biggest bank was ordered to pay more than $5 billion Wednesday over a tax-evasion case in France — matching what was sought...

UBS eschews $6 billion settlement in French tax investigation

February 19, 2019

It's UBS Group AG's $6 billion gamble, but the risk extends far. The Swiss lender eschewed a settlement in a French tax investigation after failing to agree on an amount, exposing it to in-court demands from the state and prosecutors. Paris...

Ron Carson's firm sued by former client for $500,000

February 14, 2019

Carson Wealth Management, one of the most recognizable names in the financial advisory business, is being sued by a former client for $500,000 for charging fees the client claims were excessive. The arbitration claim, which was filed on Dec....

Former Merrill Lynch star broker Thomas Buck sentenced to 40 months in prison

February 14, 2019

Former Merrill Lynch star broker Thomas Buck was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge to three years and four months in prison, according to an article in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Mr. Buck, 65, who pleaded guilty to one count of...

Finra sues broker who failed to report sexual conduct charge

February 7, 2019

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. sued a former registered representative Wednesday for failing in May 2016 to report to his broker-dealer a felony criminal sexual conduct charge by South Carolina. The broker, James Paquette,...

American Century wins 401(k) lawsuit over in-house funds

January 25, 2019

American Century Investments won a class-action lawsuit alleging the asset manager profited from its company 401(k) plan at the expense of employees by loading the retirement plan with in-house funds. Judge Greg Kays of the U.S. District Court...

Unpaid arbitration awards stain the securities industry

January 24, 2019

Deadbeat brokers and firms are a persistent problem with the arbitration system managed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. When investors believe they are wronged by a broker or firm and have lost money, they file a claim through...

LPL Financial sues broker it fired for taking $292,000 that belonged to his ex-wife

January 24, 2019

LPL Financial is suing a broker it fired last summer after a dispute surfaced between the broker and his ex-wife over the disposition of funds in their joint brokerage accounts. LPL on Tuesday sued the ex-broker, Christopher Lossing, in U.S....

Duke University settles 403(b) lawsuit for $10.7 million

January 18, 2019

Duke University settled a lawsuit alleging that it mismanaged its retirement plan for employees for nearly $11 million. It's the second higher-education institution, following the University of Chicago, to settle similar claims in the roughly...

Have 403(b) lawsuits hit a wall? Fifth university wins dismissal

January 9, 2019

Losses continue to mount for university employees suing their schools over allegedly excessive retirement-plan fees. Georgetown University became the fifth defendant to successfully beat back such claims in court. Roughly two dozen lawsuits...

Cleaning up tainted broker records becomes a cottage industry for one law firm

January 3, 2019

Critics may take Dochtor Kennedy to task for helping brokers clean up their disciplinary records, but no one can argue with his success. The 39-year-old president and founder of AdvisorLaw, which specializes in removing customer complaints from...

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