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Financial Wellness Power For KPAs
My colleague Selma shares insights from a conference speaker attempting to demystify the subject...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
A $588.5B-AUM AM Launches Its First 3 US ETFs
All of the new funds are actively managed and debuted last week...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
Alliant Acquires a Connecticut TPA
The deal boosts the insurance brokerage's retirement consulting unit to $13 billion in AUA, more than 1,000 plans, and 15 employees...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
FIS Hires a 12-Year Manulife Vet
The new hire will lead the wealth and retirement vertical in the Americas for capital markets...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
Transamerica and AmericanTCS Win As a Planned PEP Switches
The pooled employer plan's launch has been delayed by several months, and it is switching PPPs...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
$371MM In Less Than 3 Months
Folks at a Sunshine State fund firm are celebrating the growth of a new ETF suite...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
Hardship Withdrawal Prevalence Quadruples, And ...
The folks at a big recordkeeper release new data on participant behavior and perspectives...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2023
A $125MM-AUM, 13-Year-Old Fund Switches Subadvisors
A trio of PMs recently took over the fund for a 15-year-old, eight-fund, $1.4-billion-AUM asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Views
Five Years In, a Thought Leadership Chief Exits
The departing executive was a VP at the bundled provider...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022
There Are Five New Nominees Today. Vote Now!
We need your help! The 401kWire team is once again working on a list of the Most Influential People In Defined Contribution...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Four of the Most Responsible RKers Are ...
A magazine and a market data specialist recognize 500 U.S. companies, including several in the retirement plan business...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - Reader Rating: 2
Eight of the Most Responsible Fund Firms Are ...
A magazine and a market data specialist recognize 500 U.S. companies...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Views
A 2,000-Employee CA Plan Sponsor Reups
The employer's plans had a total of $342 million in assets as of October...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2022
A Journalism Vet Joins a $75B-AUM Shop's C-Suite
The new hire will report directly to the fund firm's CEO...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Views
An RKer Adds Ret Income to Its $3B Plan
A publicly traded insurer's retirement plan will add a retirement income product in the middle of next year...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Reader Rating: 4
A Midwestern RKer Plugs Into M* For AMAs
A couple RIAs are already signed one, with more slated to onboard in the coming quarters...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Reader Rating: 4.75
Saving For Retirement Comes 2nd Among Financial Priorities, But ...
New Research digs into how participants felt a year ago, in the heart of the pandemic...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Another Senior Transamerica Vet Joins a Ret Income Startup
The new hire now serves as director of sales and business development at the firm...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Reader Rating: 1
The Three Most Powerful Female Fundsters of 2021
The execs are among the 14 most powerful women in finance, according to a business magazine...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Views - Reader Rating: 1
FLX Adds Four AMs and a Vault
The TPM to asset managers expands its client base and offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020 Views
11 Years In, a Provider Reups With Epic
A Midwestern insurer is sticking with the bank-backed recordkeeper...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020 - Reader Rating: 5
11 Retirement Deals and Counting
A Midwestern acquirer is still on the hunt...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020 - Reader Rating: 1
QPA Lands a Nebraska Deal
The acquisition is expected to bring about $1 billion in assets and more than 100 clients to the Midwestern KPA shop...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020
Week In Preview, December 7 - December 13
This week, the teams at EBRI, Fi360, LeafHouse, NAGDCA, Pru, and Transamerica are hosting online events...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020
Week In Preview, December 7 - December 13
This week, the teams at the Expect Miracles Foundation, Harbor, MFDF, and NICSA are hosting online events...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2020 Views
A 33-Year Relius Vet Moves to ASPPA
He will take over for the retiring Sal Tripodi..
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018
A Midwestern Shop's Sales Chief Adds a New Piece to Her Team
She promoted one team member and hired another for the new role...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018 Views
CBIZ Gains a SIS
CBIZ buys a KPA unit...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018 - Reader Rating: 2
Sieg Continues to Rise
Andy Sieg assumes yet another role in the retirement industry...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018
Conklin Reveals Standard's New RP Sales Chief
A 20-year company veteran was promoted into the role...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018
EBRI's VanDerhei Hires a New Doc
The think tank's research chief adds an economist who will focus on the labor market and spending behavior of the elderly...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018
Advani Builds Nuveen's 13th Affiliate
The TIAA asset management arm's latest boutique starts with teams in New York and San Francisco...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018 Views
Retired KPA Vet Bill Heestand Spotlights Internal Succession
He is writing a book about internal succession, drawing on his 30+ years of industry experience. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2018
Three Tips to Improve Your Digital First Impressions
There's more to digital marketing than creating accounts on Facebook and LinkedIn. Here are some tips for KPAs looking to boost how their prospects see them before even having a conversation...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017
Do Plan Sponsors Know What They're Doing?
A new study provides unique insight into DC plan sponsor and participant behavior...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017
Three Tips For Fundsters, Courtesy of a Super-OSJ
MFWire sits down with the chief of a shop that supports more than 100 FAs across 18 branches...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017 Views
Columbia Threadneedle Stands By a Fruitful But Changing Partnership
The asset management arm of Ameriprise is also working on new value-adds for KPAs and other FAs...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017
Will Eaton Vance or Federated Acquire Across the Pond?
They are rumored to be two of the four bidders for a British asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017 Views
An NY Wholesaler Departs Transamerica
A Syracuse-based wholesaler left Transamerica...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
Trust Builders Portal Offers New Tools to Engage Clients
Trust Builders added a new module to its online portal aimed at engaging clients in their retirement savings. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Peter Lee Plans a Mirae Distro Expansion
The Korean multinational asset manager's new U.S. chief talks to MFWire about his plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Views
Follow the Fundsters - December 7, 2016
Hirings, firings and the like!..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Views
Bukaty Has Launched a New Website
Out with the old and in with the new, this 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) shop has just done a website makeover!..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Lincoln Financial Group Exec Retires
The industry veteran has retired after more than three decades in the business. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Arizona Firm Selects OneAmerica As RKer
NOVA, a financial and investment company, is one of the largest private mortgage banks in the region. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Reader Rating: 4
Galliard Launches a New Website
Galliard's website gets a new look. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Can Fink's New CMO Make BlackRock Go Viral?
Fink brings in a marketing chief from the digital media company, BuzzFeed...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Views
Assistant Vice President Has Left Lincoln Financial Group
The head of distribution strategy has departed from Lincoln Financial Group ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This Portland-based RIA Appoints a New MD
A Portland-based independent investment advisory firm welcomes a new managing director for its institutional services division...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015
A Giant From North of the Border Braces For "An Incredibly Exciting Time" in the Money Fund Biz
The U.S. liquidity management chief for a $280B multinational asset manager chats about money fund reform and how his team is preparing to reap the windfall...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015 Views
Dreyfus Adds a PM to a $765MM Fund
The BNY Mellon unit expands the PM list for an international mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015 Views
John Hancock Brings On A New Regional VP
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services hires a new regional vice president for its central division...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3.5
A Top ERISA Law Firm Welcomes A Veteran Attorney
A leading employee benefits law firm is expanding its team of ERISA lawyers...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015
How's Transamerica's FastTrack Doing?
Transamerica takes on the small market.....
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4
Which ETFers Are the Fairest of Them All?
An industry trade publication opens up nominations for its annual awards...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2015 Views
Hennessy's AUM Jumps as Earnings Dip
AUM jumps almost 23 percent by end of fiscal year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Aguilar Opens the Door for MMF Reform
The Democratic commissioner who helped shoot down Schapiro's reforms changes his stance...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Bill Gross Isn't Always a Risk Seeker
And he says next year could see a dialing back...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
A Private Equity Giant Catches Alt Mutual Fund Fever
The product will invest in three hedge styles...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
A Jumbo Plan Tweaks Its Match, and the WSJ Takes Note
The Wall Street Journal writes about a move that has participants are up in arms...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012
Schwab Searches for a Fund Performance Expert
Investment management arm needs performance and quality monitoring of mutual and money funds and other portfolios...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Two Partners Launch Two Cool Funds
One fund will address market vol, among other things, the other will seek total return...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Huntington Asset Services Hires a VP
The asset manager has a new business development leader...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
An Alts Fund Shop Searches for a Sub-Advisor or Two
A Compatible mate would be capable of handling multiple alternative†strategies...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Creel Promotes a Hancock Wholesaler and Hunts for Another
A wholesaler's promotion to vice president leaves an open spot in the South...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3.5
An F-16 Pilot Reinforces a DC I-O Sales Squadron
A retirement expert will market investment products to advisors...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3
As the Media Roar Grows, Senators Defend the K Tax Break
And both sides of the debate keep arguing...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012
Aberdeen Hosts an Investing Quiz Show
The firm hosts an unconventional spin of the investment panel experience...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
SeekingAlpha Warns of Bond Fund Risks
Writer says bond funds riskier than underlying bonds...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
An $80MM Chemicals Company Plan Chooses Fidelity
The incumbent RKer was PNC Vested Interests...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012
Gundlach Parties in TCW's Building
The DoubleLine founder holds a party to celebrate his firing from TCW -- in his old firm's building...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Is Your Shop on The Nice List or the Naughty One?
Investment News plays Santa and lists the top and bottom 10 fund firms for 2012...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Fidelity Brings Hedge Funds to Mutual Fund Investors
A new fund invests in nine managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Schwab Pushes For New ETF Fees
Reuters says marketing fee would replace commissions...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
Get Ready. Get Set. Apply For Active ETFs with Derivatives!
The SEC has lifted the nearly three year moratorium on such products..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2012 Views
RPAG Honors Eight of its Own
The network honors a few of its retirement plan advisors...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - Reader Rating: 2
Valic Hires an ING Alum
The new hire will lead Valic's group retention and acquisition efforts...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
SSgA Hopes to Launch Active ETFs in 2012
Jim Ross talks about SSgA's active ETF plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views
$50 Million of AUM in Six Weeks: A Startup's Story
The firm continues to ink deals with distributors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views
Guggenheim Expands its Retail Bond Portfolio
Retail advisors now have access to Guggenheim's alternative bond funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 5
SSgA Wants to Separate Fact from Fiction
The Boston-based ETF giant plans to launch an online resource for individual investors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views
A New Player Offers a Vision of 401k Education
A jumbo plan sponsor signs on for a new interactive education system...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
RolloverSystems Rolls Out a New Service
It's designed to help sponsor better incorporate external 401(k) plans into their own...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Solo k Tempts an IRA Specialist
A Florida firm launches a new retirement plan offering for small businesses...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Alternative Bond Funds Are Fast Growers ... Until Now
After pulling in $55 billion of mutual fund assets, managers of "go-anywhere" bond funds have lost some of their luster after missing the Treasury rally...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views
Matthews Asia's Lucky 13th Fund Bets on Bonds
The Asian-focused fund sponsor is crossing into the fixed income side of the business with its thirteenth fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Views
Schwab Wins Over a TeamVest Founder
The brokerage giant hires a sales and relationship management exec for its retirement unit...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Scout to Shutter its Money Market Funds
The firm expects the complete the liquidation early next year...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views
Hartford is Hiring Wholesalers
The Connecticut-based firm has two openings on its sales team for the wirehouse channel...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views
New York Life Jazzes Up its Participant Web Site
The Web site is part of the bundled plan provider's MyLifeNow program...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Guardian Names its Retirement Head
The New York firm taps a Hartford alum to run its retirement solutions business...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4
ASPPA Preps a New Magazine for Advisors
The quarterly pub is slated to make its debut in January. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Fire Sale is Not in the Cards for a Fund Firm's Parent, Says Analyst
The mutual fund firm's parent company was in the news yesterday because of an analyst report...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views
MFS International Names its Prez
The non-U.S. retial distribution arm of MFS Investments appoints a president...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Ex-WaMu Duo Starts a Subadvisor
A new firm will team up with American Beacon and First Trust...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views
ETF Flows Slowed In November, But Not for Vanguard
Barron's notes that the valley Forge-based firm trumped its competitors in ETF fund flows last month. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Views
Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder's New Name Takes Flight
The New York-based investment adviser to the First Eagle Funds has undergone a name change...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views
BlackRock's Web Site is Tops among its Peers
Kasina revealed the results of its study on asset managers' intermediary-focused Web sites...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 3
GAO Unveils its Report on the Form 5500
The Government Accountability Office releases its findings on the pension and 401k reporting system...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009
Solis Offers a Peek into the DoL's Regulatory Plate
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses the regulatory agenda in a Web chat Monday afternoon...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009
New York Life Aims to Double its DC I-O Assets in Two Years
Jeff Keller and his team are taking steps to bolster assets. Aside from pitching the MainStay line of funds, Keller & co. are now also offering two stable value products through third parties...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3
Benartzi Tells DC Industry Insiders to Build 'Landing Gear'
The behavioral finance guru offers his suggestions to retirement plan advisors and vendors at the annual DCP Institute conference in Florida...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
State Street Mulled a Sale of its Stable Value Biz
The Boston firm was reportedly in talks with two prospective buyers for its stable value business last year...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009
Mesirow Taps a Fidelity Alum
Mesirow Financial brings a Fidelity alum on board for a post within its retirement plan advisory group...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2.5
A Recordkeeping Phoenix Rises in the West
A familiar brand returns to the 401k industry after a spin off that started two and a half years ago...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3.5
'Bailout Czar' Takes a Job at an Asset Manager
Neel Kashkari, who was tapped by then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to run the bailout program last fall, will start working for an investment management firm next week...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views
Catholic Relief Services Puts its Faith in a 403b Provider
The Baltimore-based plan sponsor selects a provider for its $15 million plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 1
Great-West Hires a Principal Sales Vet
The Greenwood Village, Colorado-based firm has added its 47th regional sales director, marking its 5th addition since November. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3
What's Next for Jeff Gundlach?
The ousted TCW chief investment officer plots his next move...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Hennessy Swings to a Full-Year Loss
The California-based fund firm ended its fiscal year with a loss of $195,000...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views
When it Comes to Active ETFs, Big Players Have So Far Avoided Stocks
In the Monday edition of the WSJ Fund Track, Ian Salisbury notes that ETF giants have thus far avoided launching active stock ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, December 7, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Nuveen Appoints a New CIO
The Chicago-based fund firm has tapped one of its own to replace Bill Fitzgerald, who is leaving next year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Mutual of Omaha Shoots for a 200-Percent Rise in Sales in '08
The provider is also eyeing an expansion of its wholesaler force in the coming year...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Reader Rating: 4
Artisan Draws Up Launch Plans for its New Global Fund
The Milwaukee-based firm is planning to unveil its new global fund next week...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.33
Fido Fund Has a New Manager at the Helm
The Boston-based fund titan has name a new manager for its Fidelity Advisor Capital Development Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views
SPARK to DoL: QDIA Say What?
The Constitution State lobby group asks regulators for a bit more guidance on default investments...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007
Is Vanguard Planning to Launch a Hedge Fund?
Vanguard may be looking to come out with a hedge fund for its retirement income funds to use. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views
Schwab Targets Three New Years for Lifecycle Funds
The San Francisco firm is planning on launching three new target year funds-of-funds, according to an SEC filing...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.2
Sunshine State Advisor Steaks a Claim With a Direct Sponsor
A $15 million Fidelity plan adds an intermediary...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Mutual Fund Usage by Advisors Seen to Decline by More than 10 Percent by '09
Advisors' use of mutual funds will go down by more than 10 percent by 2009, according to a new study by Cogent Research...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3.89
All-American Fund Company Jobs
This week the monster gets patriotic with American-esque jobs...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.33
NADART Revamps Web Site
The McLean, Virginia-based plan administrator catering to auto dealers has tweaked its main Web site and launched a companion site...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Reader Rating: 1
NRP Gets New Digs
The national network of retirement advisors prepares to move into a new SoCal HQ while looking to add a second location for its Midwestern BD...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007
Federated Taps New Director for B-D Sales Unit
The Pittsburgh asset manager has appointed Colin Starks as senior vice president and national sales director of the firm's broker-dealer sales division...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views
F-Squared Appoints Sales And Marketing Director
John Nelson has joined F-Squared Investments as the director of sales and marketing...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Who is the End Consumer for Muni Bond ETFs?
Muni bond ETFs are multiplying like rabbits but will they ever catch on with retail investors?..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Report: Schwab's SIV Holdings Don't Pose a Significant Threat to its Money Market Funds
Schwab's six money market funds held an estimated $8 billion in SIVs in September, but the San Francisco firm's funds don't seem to be in jeopardy of being dragged down by the credit market turmoil, MarketWatch reports...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2007 Views
McKeon Takes Boehner's Spot on Ed Committee
The Republicans have decided who will inherit John Boehner's spot on the Education and the Workforce committee. The Democrats will set the agenda though...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2006
Nationwide Names Head of Sales Development Team
The Columbus, Ohio-based firm has tapped an insider to lead sales development efforts...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2006
REVISITED: New Deal Clarifies Old Bisys Snag
Three years ago, a client conversion delayed the outsourced recordkeeper's earnings report. Now that client's identity finally surfaces...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2006 - Reader Rating: 5
Lipper Lures Ex-Invesmart Executive
The Reuters subsidiary has brought on board an retirement industry veteran as general manager of its advisory services efforts...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2006
Outsourced Recordkeeper Taps Into Insurance Network
It gains access to more than 320 DC plans totaling over $115 million in AUM. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Intrust will Remain Focused on DC Business
Last week's sale of the Intrust to Arrivato Advisors will provide means for growth, say executives...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005
PAi Sees Growth After Deal
The plan administrator is gearing up for more business after cutting a deal with Sharebuilder...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005
New York City TPA Hires TD Waterhouse Vet
Eisner Retirement Solutions has named a new national sales manager...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005
NAGDCA Changes Dates
The government DC plan umbrella group is changing the dates on next year's annual meeting...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005
AbuNassar Moves Up at Allegiant
John Abunassar joined Allegiant Asset Management Company a little more than a year ago after leaving Bank One under a cloud. But that is not holding him back. This week National City named Abunassar as the new CEO for its asset management affiliate, replacing Ted Parker, who is now president and CEO of the bank. In that post, Abunassar will head the $12 billion, Allegiant fund business. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Amerprise Hire Focuses on Institutions
RiverSource Investments is building out its institutional sales team. The Minneapolis-based investment advisor is an affiliate of Ameriprise Financial, the financial services business carved out of American Express earlier this year...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Views
DTCC to Cut Fees in 2006
Mutual fund firms and their distributors will get a break on their Fund/SERV bill next year. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is planning to take at least $161 million out of its fee structure for 2006...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Views
American Century Adds to I-O Sales Team
American Century Investments has tapped a former Bank of America executive for its institutional business development efforts...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Views
Marsh Sends a Mixed Signal
Marsh & McLennan, Putnam Investmentsí parent company, appears to be having a change of heart. The insurance broker has reportedly started to shop the Boston-based fund firm. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Global Oakmark Fund Gets New Manager
Harris Associates, the investment adviser to the Oakmark Funds, has named Chad Clark as co-manager of the Oakmark International Small Cap Fund. Clark joins David Herro as co-manager of the fund and replaces Michael Welsh. Welsh will continue to co-manage the Oakmark International Fund and the Oakmark Global Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views
Tech Provider Wants Advisors to Roll This Way
In its quest to capture elusive rollover assets, one provider switches course...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Spitzer Goes for the Gold
Itís official! Eliot Spitzer has announced his gubernatorial bid on Eliotís blog, part of his Spitzer 2006 website...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views
Glassman Explains Her Dissent
Republican SEC Commissioner Cynthia Glassman continued to voice her opposition to several pending SEC regulations, including the independent chairman rule, at a conference in San Francisco on Friday. That much was to be expected, but not all of the speech was predictable. Glassman also suggested towards the end of the speech that regulators should fine and thereby punish individuals for their mistakes, and not corporate shareholders.....
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views
What to do About the Indy Rule?
That question is on the minds of many as funds wait for a final decision from the SEC next year. Some guidance may be on the way from the ICI’s Independent Directors Council. The group plans on issuing guidance on how to select a lead independent director and how much they should be paid, Marguerite Bateman of the IDC told the WSJ. Some of the prominent fund firms that would be affected by a rule requiring independent chairmen are adopting a wait-and-see approach, reports the WSJ.....
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views
SEC Asks Bisys for Info
The SEC is seeking information from the service provider as it probes industry practices...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Schwab Intros Solo-K
The brokerage is the third firm this month to take the wraps off a new one-person k-plan...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Provider Publishes Fiduciary Guide
MassMutual offers a resource to plan sponsors seeking to bone up on their obligations...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004
SEC Subpoenas Fido in Gift Giving Probe
The SEC has hit traders at Fidelity subpoenas as part of a probe into whether a brokerage firm gave gifts to encourage the fund firm to send it trades...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Views
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify Thinks ING
The Dutch-owned firm is betting on its no-fee and limited menu Orange Investment accounts...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Barclays Loses $1.9 Billion
The Bay area manager will no longer subadvise three funds for a cross-town bank. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Fund Industry Frost Reaches Kansas City
American Century is cutting 90 more positions and freezing pay among other moves designed to put its budget in order. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Pyramid Offers New Tool
The new tool enables plan sponsors and recordkeeperers to share and validate info through the Web...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Big Apple TPA Joins Nationwide
The insurer has added a preferred TPA to cover the New York City market...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
GIC Sales Rebound
Stable value is back. Issuers report sales are up 43 percent in 2001...
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Security Trust Taps Exec to Diversify
The Phoenix firm is seeking to build the private trust side of its business. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Oberweis Funds Founder Seeks Senate Seat ...
Chao Orders DoL Investigation of Enron 401k ... Argentina Seizes Private Pensions ... Visteon Eliminates 401k Match ... Franklin Sets Target for Small Cap Value Fund ... Schwab Exits Japanese, Australian Markets ... Merrill Mulls Pull Back on Web Venture. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Chao Orders DoL Investigation of Enron 401k
Argentina Seizes Private Pensions ... Oberweis Funds Founder Seeks Senate Seat ... Visteon Eliminates 401k Match ... Franklin Sets Target for Small Cap Value Fund ... Schwab Exits Japanese, Australian Markets ... Merrill Mulls Pull Back on Web Venture. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, December 7, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
The First of Several?
Manulife has picked mPower as its first advice provider. The relationship features new tools to support intermediaries...
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Liberty Expands Offerings
The new Global Young Investors Fund is not the last offering being put together by the fund complex. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Bounty From Schwab RIAs Challenges Firm
How is Harbor, a fund firm more accustomed to servicing institutions than advisors, handle a sudden $3 billion surge of RIA assets?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
NYLB's Disend To Retire
Joel Disend will step down at the end of December. Plans to travel. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Firm Taps Mid-West Wholesaler
Delaware has a new wholesaler to cover the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Firm Taps Wholesaler
Delaware has a new wholesaler to cover the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
December 7, 2000
Ex-Putnam Exec Sentenced ... European Fund Inflows Rebound ... Fund Managers Want Year-End Rally ... More Indexes Needed?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
December 7, 2000
Ex-Putnam Exec Sentenced ... European Fund Inflows Rebound ... Fund Managers Want Year-End Rally ... More Indexes Needed?..
401kWire.com - Thursday, December 7, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
X.com Names Former Intuit Boss CEO
The Wingspan competitor-to-be is continuing to move forward, hiring Intuit's ex-boss as its CEO and planning the launch of its public site for later in the week...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
The Initial Investment Boom
PaineWebber came up with a new strategy to boost its Strategy Fund into the record books when it accumulated over $2 billion in assets in its initial investment period...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Dentists Chomp Down on Stable Value Manager
The Chicago, Illinois-based American Dental Association's Members Retirement Plan has hired MetLife to manage the 1999/2000 cash flows for its defined contribution plans' stable value options. It is estimated that $21 million will be invested with MetLife for the Retirement Program's Guaranteed Rate Accounts...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Fidelity, Vanguard Team With Quicken
In separate announcements, Quicken has made alliances with the Big Two fund companies, offering their shareholders free Turbotax software...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Insurance Sales Can Be Key to Tapping Small Business Retirement Plan Market
Financial service organizations can improve their odds of tapping the growing market for retirement plan services among small companies by selling insurance products. With the current small business boom, this presents tremendous new business potential...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, December 7, 1999
Scudder Kemper loves those dot coms ... Are mid-cap funds the next must-have investments? ... Fund calculators compared...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
New Managing Director at Key
Key Asset Management has hired Christina Loddo Epstein as senior managing director, a spokesperson for the company said yesterday...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
New Exec at EAI
Scott Gerber has joined Norwalk, Connecticut-headquartered Evaluation Associates (EAI) as assistant vice president of defined contribution programs. He will report to William Brock, exeuctive vice president and director of consulting...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
*Special IBC Conference Report* Are Participants Using Advice?
How do 401(k) plan participants react to advice in a live situation? According to Oona Huber, senior human resources representative at Fujitsu Computer Products, they have caught on quickly...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
*Special IBC Advice Conference Report* SSgA Tests Advice for First Client
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is planning to bring its first advice client online in February. Raymond Martin, principal and vice president, told attendees at the IBC Forum on Offering Investment Advice through Defined Contribution Plans that SSgA started tests with the unnamed client three weeks ago. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
RFP Roundup: Week of November 29, 1998
The Weekly Roundup is a regular column examining the RFPs, that appeared on our pages and the pages of other publications this week...
401kWire.com - Monday, December 7, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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