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Don Trone to Host KPA Bootcamp at West Point
Atten-hut! It looks like Don Trone will be kicking off his annual KPA bootcamp at West Point!..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Fidelity Dishes Out a Serving of Rationalization-Lite
Fidelity streamlines its third-party fund offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sloane Expands USAA's Key Account and Investment Resource Teams
The Texas mutual fund shop's third-party distro chief welcomes two more people to his team...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Trump to Announce New DoL Head Nominee
President Trump will announce his new pick for labor secretary nominee. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
RKer BPAS to Host Fourth Annual Conference!
This year's theme, "Expanding the Possibilities," will feature the latest topics on prospecting and sales strategies, financial literacy, HSAs, MEPs, investment strategies, and contemporary plan design to help BPAS' financial partners to grow their book of business. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Reader Rating: 2
Resolution to Repeal SARP Reg Moves Forward
The House passed a rule that seeks to repeal the DoL's rules for state and local government plans...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Reader Rating: 5
A Robo Advisor Launches as Bilingual Service
Finhabits aims to assist communities build smart financial habits. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Puzder's Out, and the Race to Delay the DoL Rule Tightens
Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department just pulled himself out of the running. And that makes it that much trickier for the new President to get the controversial fiduciary reg undone in advance of its April 10 implementation date...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Ameritas Rolls Out a New RK Platform
This mid-west insurance group is looking to expand in 2016...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Reader Rating: 2
IFP is Bringing Help to its KPAs
Independent Financial Partners is launching new technology and resources to improve productivity. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
NAPA Names it Young Guns
The lobbying and trade group for 401(k) specialist advisors has its eyes on these fifty youngsters. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Iowa Is Gearing Up to Offer a SAP
Iowans might have access to a state-sponsored plan by 2018. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Transamerica CRS Finds Mixed Retirement Perspectives Among Workers
Updated | TRCS study finds American workers are still in recovery mode. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Strategic Retirement Partners Adds A KPA in Denver
A 401(k) plan advisor joins Illinois-based Strategic Retirement Partners...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
3 Big Fund Firms Rocked January: 37 Suffered
Morningstar releases its flows estimates for last month. Only 13 of the biggest 50 mutual fund firms netted inflows in long-term funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Views
Beyond Two-and-Twenty: Seeking Symmetrical Comp For Fund Firms
Barron's highlights research into a different take on performance-based fees...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Views
This Is Where Northern Trust Fund Services Is Focused In 2016
Lisa Shea talks to MFWire about the mutual fund back office shop's product plans and about the regulatory environment...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Views
Cunningham is "Not Altogether Surprised" by Manning's Performance Woes
The Empire State mutual fund releases its first post-IPO earnings report...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views
Murphy Boosts Putnam's 401k Distribution
The DC chief expands parts of his sales team as the Beantown mutual fund firm lands a key alliance...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Advisors See Franklin as the Most Dedicated
BlackRock comes in second for the trait, according to a joint venture survey from Horsesmouth and kasina...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
GM Fuels 401ks For More Employees
The car-manufacturing giant freezes its DB plan for the rest of its employees and gives them extra 401k contributions...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ned Johnson Wins Over Columbia's President
Updated | Mike Jones is joining the Boston Behemoth...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Gallagher Snaps Up an RPAG Shop
A Pelican State retirement plan advisory firm sells to the insurance brokerage's retirement arm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4
How Do Retail Investors Feel About More Money Fund Regs?
Fidelity asks individual investors how they would react one of the SEC's proposals...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views
iShares Preps an ETF First
BlackRock's giant exchange-traded fund business is reportedly about to go where not ETF firm has gone before...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views
And the First ETFs to Shut Down in 2012 Are ...
A Big Apple exchange-traded fund firm reportedly wins a dubious honor...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Randy Long Lures a Nebraska Firm's Retirement Advisors
SageView adds a new, two-advisor branch in Omaha...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hartford Boost 457 Sales Team
The Hartford is showing its commitment to the government market with a new appointment...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1
American Funds Preps Private Equity ... For Itself
The parent of the giant mutual fund firm plans to launch special, non-'40 Act vehicles for its employees...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
MFS Offers Free TPA Access to Advisors
The DC I-O shop is looking to make it easier for advisors to find TPAs...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Zing! St. Joe Fires Back at Berkowitz
The real state company is firing back at its majority shareholder for wanting to dismantle its board...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
Great-West 'Blitzes' the Empire State
The Denver-based plan provider makes a new sales hire...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Reader Rating: 5
Legg Mason Clears One Fund Swallowing Another
The mutual fund firm will merge a large cap growth fund into a much larger offering...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
Merrill Hires an Institutional Consulting Chief
The wirehouse brings a veteran wirehouse exec onboard while shifting an old hand into a product and platform supervision role...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Gundlach Opens Up a Diversified Fund
DoubleLine unveils its multi-asset fund to mutual fund investors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
Mutual of Omaha (Again) Takes Advisors to Bootcamp
Mutual of Omaha is once again opening up its bootcamp to advisors...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1.5
A Consulting Firm is in an Empire State of Mind
An DC consulting firm unveils its new digs. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Top Advisor: Joe DeNoyior
Washington Financial Group (RPAG/MML Investor Services)..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Top Advisor: Ken Ulrich
Complete Pension Services (National Retirement Partners/LPL)..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Principal Names a New PM For an Asset Allocation Series
There are some new faces at the Principal Funds target-date team...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
Will a Pimco Vet Launch a Massif Rival?
An 18-year alum of the fixed income mutual fund titan tries to recruit former colleagues...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
T. Rowe, Fidelity Make a Play for Facebook Game Developer
The mutual fund companies are looking to boost their online...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Berkowitz Moves To Oust a Board He Just Left
The mutual fund maven is looking to make the board of a real estate company 'feel the joy and pain' of its shareholders. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Views
AllianceBernstein Ponders Volatility in Target-Date Funds
A new tool from the lifecycle fund provider aims to reduce investment risks during harsh financial climates...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4
Mercer Taps an Education-Focused Consultant
The man who wrote the book on saving for retirement joins Mercer Retirement as a consultant...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Gemini Aims for a New STAR
The outsourcer claims a 'Strategic, Tactical, Adviser and Relationship' marketing approach leads to higher fund assets for mutual fund managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views
An Insurer Promotes its Retirement Plan Head
A long-time employee gains an updated title and increased responsibilities...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A DC Analytics Specialist Offers More Resources to Sponsors
An advisor-focused tools provider enhances its offering...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1
An ETF-Capable RKer Gains Distribution Via Four More B-Ds
An East Coast open architecture provider extends its reach to more advisors...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Hancock Promotes a Sales Manager
A regional sales director moves up the ranks in Art Creel's sales team...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Pru Jennitsons Fund Family Name
Prudential disposes of the JennisonDryden name in marketing attempt to link its mutual funds with the Pru brand...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Security Benefit Sells
Updated | Security Benefit has been bought by a privately owned investment company..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4.25
A $400 Million Deal Sends Rydex to a New Parent
Updated | A new player takes over the leveraged index fund specialist...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views
Abby Talks about the Latest Change in Fido's 401k Senior Ranks
In a rare appearance at an industry event, Abby Johnson delivered the keynote address at the NICSA conference in Miami Tuesday morning. She also took time to answer questions from conference attendees and the media...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2.38
A Fund Firm Unwraps a New DC Site
A DC I-O provider has launched a new website for sponsors, recordkeeps and advisors..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Abby Johnson Makes a Confession
In a rare appearance at an industry event, Abby Johnson delivers the keynote address at the NICSA conference Tuesday morning...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Bells Ring for a Pair of Fund Distributors
The union of two distributors took effect at the beginning of the year...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Stock Funds Gain Investors' Confidence and Assets
The crash behind them, investors seem to be less wary of U.S and international stock funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views
All Eyes are on Abby
Abby Johnson is set to make her eagerly awaited appearance at the NICSA conference this morning...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views
Pozen Sharpens His Pencils Once More
MFS chairman Bob Pozen is working on another book, this time with NICSA...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Views
Presidents Day Holiday
The MFWire.com is celebrating the Presidents Day holiday. We will return with breaking news on Tuesday...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 16, 2009 Views
Presidents Day Holiday
The 401kWire.com is celebrating the Presidents Day holiday. We will return on Tuesday...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 16, 2009
AUL Touts Success of TPA Ties
The Midwest provider said TPA relationships formed last year have bore fruit...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.5
Midwest TPA Shines In Micro Market
An Indiana-based TPA held the top spot in the 401kExchange 2006 Provider Ratings...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
Pozen Tweaks His CIRA Plan
MFS' chairman is probably thinking more about national retirement reform than anyone else on Wall Street. Recently, he has tweaked some details of his "check-off IRA" plan...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2007
Sun Life Tops Up on MFS Retirement Shares
The move is part of an effort by the Canadian parent of MFS to build its U.S. retirement presence...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006 - Reader Rating: 5
BlackRock's Fink Eyes More DC Business
Larry Fink sees BlackRock's MLIM purchase as a way to increase his presence in the 401k market and keep his firm growing...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006 - Reader Rating: 2
Enron Participants Will See Cash
The conventional wisdom when it comes to Enron is that the 401k participants lost all. Turns out that is not the case. So far, the DoL has collected more than $220 million on their behalf...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006
FIIS Adds 380 Advisor Sold Plans in '05
Fidelity executives say their Advisor 401(k) business is doing well. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006 - Reader Rating: 1
RiverSource Rolls Out Six New Mutual Funds
RiverSource Investments, the Minneapolis-based fund arm of Ameriprise, begins offering six new mutual funds today, including three RiverSource Income Builder Series funds-of-funds, a small-cap value fund, an emerging markets bond fund and a floating rate fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006 Views
Matrix Makes a Buy
The clearing and settlement firm picks up Federated's fund clearing operations in the industry's latest deal...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006 - Reader Rating: 2
California Pol Proposes Public DB-DC Conversion
A proposal by a state assemblyman to freeze the Calpers' DB plans has the Calpers board plotting its opposition...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 16, 2006
Scandal or No Scandal, American Funds Are Untouchable, Say Advisors
Advisors will likely have little or no reaction to the NASD's allegations against American Funds...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3
Police Org. Signs with ICMA-RC
The public plan provider will offer health savings retirement accounts to the organization's 300,000-plus members...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005
American Funds Caught by NASD in Directed-Brokerage Scandal
The NASD claims the fund giant improperly rewarded as many as 50 brokerages with more than $100 million in commissions...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Reader Rating: 4.33
Rydex Readies Russell 50 ETF
Rockville, Maryland-based Rydex Investments is readying to offer its second exchange-traded fund. From the fund firm's latest prospectus, it looks like the fund will be launched sometime in April. Although Rydex has not disclosed the fund's operating expenses, or which market the fund will trade on, it did explain the fund's objective -- to replicate the performance of the Russell Top 50 Index. As such, the fund's name will be the Rydex Russell Top 50 ETF...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Views
Provider Gives Advisors the Power to See it All
An account aggregation firm offers advisors the ability to serve as "home base."..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Reader Rating: 5
TPA Offers Advisors More Tools
Through the new tool, plan advisors can access detailed information about their participants...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Reader Rating: 5
Two More Settle in Executive Life Case
John Garamendi is getting a lot less than the $3.7 billion he sought from the buyers of Executive Life, but he has won a princely sum nonetheless. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Pimco Dumps PEA for Oppenheimer Capital
Pimco and parent Allianz Global Investors have decided to switch the subadvisor on two formerly PEA Capital-subadvised funds after the departure of the funds' PEA portfolio manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Views
Gartmore Revamps Distribution Team
Gartmore Global Investments, citing growth and a desire to increase focus on intermediaries, has decided to restructure its retail distribution team. Dan Lundeen and Craig Andrews will co-lead the team, Gartmore announced on Tuesday...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 4.33
Cigna Gains a Dozen Accounts
The insurer wins the business of a few more unions. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Where's the Beef?
Foliofn and Merrill disagree on the numbers? Schwab and Fidelity go it alone...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
ICI Fetes the Press
The ICI wines and dines the Fourth Estate to get its views heard. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
TA Software Provider Plans NICSA Debut
Transfer Solutions will announce new products on Monday. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
UK DC Biz To Get New Player
The US bundled 401k vendor is putting together a British-DC product at its London-based unit...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
BGI Taps eBiz Head
BenefitStreet's CEO bolts for the bricks-and-mortar at Barclays...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
FedEx Can't Deliver Funds.
JP Morgan's international distribution strategies take shape as the firm seeks European and Asian business. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Stable Value Rates for February 16, 2001
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401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
New DeAm COO
US Global exits "k" biz ... Nvest's new name ... Dodge & Cox new fund ... Zweig shareholders get vote ... money market assets climb ... Deutsche names COO ... Barberis wins accolade .....
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Wachovia Outsources
Wachovia taps Invesco as expected ... US Global exits "k" biz ... A new DB site ... Deutsche names COO ... Barberis wins accolade .....
401kWire.com - Friday, February 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
INVESCO Doubles Wholesale Force
The Denver-based fund company is expanding its sales force and broadening distribution channels...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Scudder Consolidating Direct and Indirect Sales
The Boston retirement services firm sees a growing trend in collapsing distribution channels and is taking steps to keep up...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New CIGNA Sales Exec
CIGNA Retirement & Investment Services has named Deborah Ozee as vice president of the firm's sales operations in the Southwest. Prior to this move, Ozee served in a similar post in the same region for Charles Schwab...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Rydex Shuffles Offices, Adds Staff
Rydex Funds is moving its West Coast office and establishing two new regional "hubs," planning to double staff and use the new offices to build out its b/d business...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Scudder Consolidating Direct and Indirect Sales
The Boston retirement services firm sees a growing trend in collapsing distribution channels and is taking steps to keep up...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, February 16, 2000
iWon.com gives a million to OppenheimerFunds marketer ... Fidelity manager underused? ... Janus tech fund manager's rookie year ... Latin Funds conference...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New Hartford 401k
Hartford Life has launched a new 401k program centering around its own mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New Hartford 401k
Hartford Life has launched a new 401k program centering around its own mutual funds...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Show me the Money
How plan sponsors should respond to investment performance concerns...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Thomas Weisel to Start 401k Plan
San Francisco, California-based Thomas Weisel & Partners, LLC will be inaugurating a 401(k) plan for its 250 employees, Amanda Duckworth, director of marketing...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Is GenX Saving Savings Plans?
Who could forget the poll that uncovered the reality that more GenXers believe in UFOs than believe in Social Security? Those citing this tidbit usually are arguing for reform of the Social Security program -- yet this belief (or lack thereof) may be having a positive impact on the 401(k) system...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, Feb. 16, 1999
State Street overtakes BankBoston...Nationsbank completes Marsico purchase...Index-fund pioneer sees potential trouble ahead.....
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Van Kasper Purchased
First Security Corporation (Nasdaq: FSCO) has completed its acquisition of Van Kasper & Co., a San Francisco-based investment banking and brokerage firm...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
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