Advisor Fees

Advisor Fees

Here you’ll find posts and commentary about the different ways plan advisors are compensated — commissions, fee-only and hybrid.

Kmak: Stop the Race to the Bottom on Fees

There are plenty of financial pressures on DC plans, providers and sponsors. Not to mention the importance clients place on fees when considering whether to drop an investment manager. In a June 20 session at the 2016 SPARK National Conference held in Washington, D.C., Tom Kmak, CEO of Fiduciary Benchmarks, offered some ideas on how that can be addressed.   Read More

Tips on Negotiating Fees

While advisor fees have gotten a lot more “reasonable” – meaning lower – in recent years, greater litigation risks resulting from the DOL’s final fiduciary rule may create a counterweight, exerting upward pressure on fees, according to CapTrust’s James E. (“Jeb”) Graham.   Read More