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First the Labor Department announced a target for a fiduciary rule redo – and now the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a review of its Regulation Best Interest. The SEC has announced a meeting on June 5 where it “…will consider whether to adopt a new rule to establish a standard of... READ MORE
If you think you’ve had a bad week, just remember – it could have been worse. Check out what happened to these guys (and gals)…  In Ashland, Wisconsin, law enforcement received a report of a stolen vehicle about 5:43 a.m…. Fortunately, later that day the owner located the vehicle… undamaged…... READ MORE
As the Memorial Day holiday (and, as tradition holds, summer vacation, generally) approaches, it’s time once again to pick the best song(s) about retirement. We’ve done this for several years now – and each year has brought together a different playlist. So, as you crank up the tunes – in your car... READ MORE
UPDATED: May 24, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. (ET) One of the most consequential pieces of retirement security legislation in more than a decade has been approved overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives.     In a May 23 House floor debate that featured much praise and few objections, the... READ MORE
The federal government’s updated Spring 2019 unified regulatory agenda sheds some light on prospects for the Department of Labor’s next steps on a fiduciary rule revamp.  The DOL’s updated regulatory agenda confirms that the agency has set a target date of December 2019 to issue a Notice of... READ MORE
Bipartisan legislation calling on the SEC to revise its definition of small businesses to help ensure that the commission more broadly considers the burden of its regulations on small investment advisers has been reintroduced in Congress.   The Investment Adviser Regulatory Flexibility Improvement... READ MORE
The agenda’s taking shape for the most engaging and interactive advocacy event of the year. NAPA’s D.C. Fly-In Forum, now in its seventh year, is a unique experience for elite advisors who are looking to have an impact and engage with key federal policy makers as you advocate for legislative and... READ MORE
The fire and ice of dragons in winter. Leprechauns sitting in a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is the stuff of mythology. But even the seemingly commonplace can incorporate a dash of mythology as well, notes longtime industry analyst Warren Cormier – including DC plans.  Speaking at... READ MORE
An annual 401(k) plan benchmarking report finds that the top five industries with the best plans continue to outpace the competition for the third year in a row.   Judy Diamond Associates’ fourth annual 401(k) Plan Benchmark Report, which tracks the overall performance of plans by industry and... READ MORE
The ERISA consultants at the Retirement Learning Center Resource regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical topics related to IRAs, qualified retirement plans and other types of retirement savings plans. We bring Case of the Week to you to highlight the most... READ MORE