401(k)

Social Media: Marketing Friend or Compliance Foe?

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by cepstein     March 30, 2012      0.0 (0)  Social media seems to be everywhere these days. As a recent study published by Financial Planning magazine shows, just over half of advisors are using social media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in both their personal and professional lives. According AdvisorOne, nine percent of all LinkedIn users are in the financial industry

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How to Keep Clients Investing In Uncertain Times

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by cepstein     March 08, 2012      0.0 (0) A recent study conducted by Invesco and Cogent found that, of the 206 RIAs surveyed, 99 percent listed market volatility as one of the top three concerns for their clients. Fully 70 percent listed it as the number one concern, followed by 45 percent who listed managing risk in portfolios as their top worry. Among recent reports of low and slow g

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Most Retirement Plans Are Breaking Labor Department Rules, And The Fines Are Enormous

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by ScottMartin     February 22, 2012      0.0 (0) No wonder a lot of 401(k) administrators dragged their heels to fight both greater fee transparency and greater fidicuary responsibility. The Labor Department has to hire hundreds of auditors just to keep up with infractions.

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A "Final" Deadline For 401(k) Fee Transparency: July 1

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by ScottMartin     February 03, 2012      0.0 (0) Retirement plan service providers have known that new fee disclosure rules were on the table for ages now, but the latest extension may actually be the last. 

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Why Are The Eggheads At Dimensional Fund Advisors So Focused On The 401(k) Business Opportunity For Advisors?

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by agluck     January 12, 2012      0.0 (0) Dimensional Fund Advisors has a track record of supporting best practices in investment management and grounding its solutions on academic research. DFA is embraced by many of the smartest advisors I know. So when DFA’s website is plastered with content about the opportunity for advisors in the 401(k) business, you want to pay attention.

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