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The 401k Industry Takes Nashville
More than 2,200 defined contribution industry insiders, including more than 1,100 FAs, have converged on Music City...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2018
Liss Trumpets EGPS' Florida Acquisition
Economic Group Pension services is acquiring a Jacksonville, Florida-based TPA...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2018
Fi360's Mueller Readies a Software Partnership
The two parties will offer preferred access to their products and services...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2018 - Reader Rating: 5
Week In Preview, April 16-22
The teams at ALFI, InvestmentNews, MFDF, and MFEA are all hosting events this week...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2018
Week In Preview, April 16-22
The NAPA and DCIIA teams are both hosting events this week...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2018 - Reader Rating: 2
Tips For Using PlanTools' Latest Enhancement
Fiduciary talk is on the tip of many tongues this week; thanks, DoL. And my colleague Lande has the inside scoop on a recently enhanced tool for KPAs who are talking fiduciary...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015
Spark Says Goodbye to a Key Washington Ally
For the second time in as many years, the trade group's presence in Federal City is changing. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4
Empower Gains a $180MM 401k Brother
A Garden State plan sponsor switches to recordkeepers...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Reader Rating: 5
Post-Merger, IndexIQ is Adding Staff Across the Board
Yesterday NYLIM closed on its purchase of the liquid alts ETF specialists. What's next?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 Views
With PE Backing, an Alts Fundster Offers FAs a Prescription For Full-Scale Diversification
One of the largest issuers of tactical, liquid alternative mutual fund issuers in the U.S. is working on a dashboard for advisors. And they're still looking at more managers and strategies, with an eye towards launching more mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 Views
Most Participants Don't Grok Basic 401k Terms
Guardian releases new data on participant behavior and understanding, and ponders the potential impact of improved education...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4
BofA Merrill Sees Large Plan Sponsors Embrace Financial Wellness
Kevin Crain digs deep into the provider's new data on retirement plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3.93
This Nebraska Wholesaler Went KPA HD
A 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) who used podcasts as a way to gain traction in the retirement plan marketplace just switched sides...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015
An Outspoken RIA Billionaire Prepares to Step Down
Updated | By the end of next year, this famed advisor (and mutual fund PM and subadvisor) will hand off his CEO hat...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2015 Views
In Colorado, a 401k Advisor Builds Out Her Team
A research associate joins a retirement plan-focused RIA...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Schwab Cuts Large Plan Pricing For a DC I-O Option
Charles Schwab is offering a new, less-expensive share class for one of its collective trusts in retirement plans. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Sponsors Weigh the Risks and Rewards of J.P. Morgan's Sale
In this week's column, 401kWire discussed the recent sale of J.P. Morgan's large-market 401k recordkeeping business with plan sponsors. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 3
O'Toole Looks for a New Lens
Look out for the departing MassMutual retirement exec to re-emerge as an advisor. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 4.67
The Answer for Indexing Alts? Maybe a River Runs Through It
No one seems to know how to index alternative mutual funds, yet the two firms that might eventually have the answer are both based in Chicago, more or less looking across at each other along the Chicago river. They don't seem interact to much, though. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Most Participants Don't Know Their Financial ABCs
Only 49 percent of participants can answer basic financial literacy questions...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Calamos' Board Cuts His Pay
After scoring 42.1% with regards to the company's 2013 target goals, the board of Calamos Asset Management cuts the incentive awards to chairman, CEO and co-CIO John Calamos more than 40% compared to that awarded in 2012...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Views
The CAIA Association Wants to Get on Your Screen
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and the Investment Management Consultant Association team up for a new certificate program on alternatives...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Views
A $3B Northern California Duo Join SageView
Randy Long and his team add a pair of advisors in San Francisco...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
A University Seeks a Consultant for Its $1.5B Trio of DC Plans
Wayne State University in Detroit issued an RFP for a DC consultant. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Blue Prairie Team Wins Over a Philly 401k Vet
Updated | A retirement plan advisor in the City of Brotherly Love aligns with the Chitown-based consulting shop...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
A Financial Services Veteran Takes Over Sales at BrightScope
The Alfred brothers hire an alum of Chase and Dow Jones as chief revenue officer...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Reader Rating: 4.55
Nuveen Deal Reveals The Murkiness of PE Pricing
What Madison Dearborn made on its sale of Nuveen is anybody's guess...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 4
OneAmerica's Fee Suit Victory Withstands a Challenge
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a lower court's ruling in favor of the Indiana-based bundled provider...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Faust Names Eaton Vance's New Marketing Chief
Former Market Metrics exec will head marketing and distribution strategy...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
A Big Apple Shop Launches Collective Funds
The Pennsylvania firm has a new suite of products...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Quant Team Brings Their New Shop Into the Mutual Fund Business
Their two-year-old firm has entered '40 Act country with a fund that has six sub-advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
A Value Shop Hires a HNW Marketer
The exec was formerly with Metropolitan West...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
Borzi Trumpet's the GAO's Rollover Report
The EBSA chief recommends taking a look at the rollover report...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Jury Finds Hutcheson Guilty
The fallen independent fiduciary and outspoken industry critic will be sentenced this summer...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Transamerica Wins a College Plan from Fido
Robert Morris is switching RKers...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mesirow Promotes Two
The fiduciary consultant has two moving up the ladder..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Trade Groups Fight Obama's Budget Proposals
They're calling on Congress to stop the president...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Fixed Income Shop Hires a Chief Investment Strategist
The new hire will open a Boston office for the mutual fund shop...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
BlackRock's Earnings Jump 15 Percent
The investing goliath hits record AUM...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
BrightScope Wrangles Another Advisory Board Member
An industry veteran joins the data company...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Reader Rating: 5
Boston Fundsters Respond to Marathon Attack
UPDATED | Most firms have accounted for all their employees, some still wait for word...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
IndexUniverse Questions Self-Indexing
One writer on why indexing firms have a place in the space...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
Which Gold-Rated Fundsters Have Skin in the Game?
Morningstar drills down on which medalists invest in their own products...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
A High-Flying U.S. Bond Fund PM Crossed Two Borders
Reuters ponders a PM who used to Pick Stocks, in Canada..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
Jaffe Talks Mutual Fund Fees
Are your products worth the price?..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Views
U.S. Retirement Partners Offers More Online Resources
The “microsite” offers the company’s employers and employees tools to learn about retirement planning...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012
Ulian Brings a DWS Vet to BofA
The new hire will focus on the sale of retirement plans for large companies...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4
Federated Buys in London
Federated Investors has closed on an overseas buy...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views
PenChecks Hires a First Mercantile Chief
The plan distributions specialist brings a legal vet on board...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2
Private Equity Offers $258MM for an RIA Giant
The Lone Star State advisory firm has its own branded 401(k) offering...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3
BPV Rebrands Following its Foray into '40 Act Funds
Five months after launching its first 40'Act funds, BPV Wealth Management is rebranding...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views
Touchstone Wraps a Deal and Augments a Relationship
Touchstone is in news again today...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views
A 401k Vet Retires Without Leaving CapTrust
The Tar Heel State RIA says goodbye to one of its own while bringing him onto their advisory board...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Hutcheson Pleads Not Guilty
Updated | The prominent independent fiduciary and industry critic has been arraigned on 31 counts...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2
ABG Teams Up With a Trade Group
The alliance of TPAs amps up education for its own members' employees...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012
Amid Deals, Money Fund Sponsors See a Brighter Bottom Line
Federated's Donahue is shaking the trees seeking new deals as interest rates are boosting the bottom line...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views
Why is India "a Miserable Disappointment" for U.S. Fund Firms?
Barron's examines the barriers to entry in the mutual fund biz of the giant South Asian country...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Commodity Fundsters Face a "Regulatory Land Grab"
The CFTC and the SEC are reportedly working on harmonizing their relevant regs...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2012 Views
SVIA Members 'Put the Stable Back in Stable Value'
The stable value trade group wraps up its fifth annual spring seminar...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Top 40 Advisor: Steve Dimitriou
This Boston-based independent Wachovia advisor lands in the top 40 DC advisors for 2009 as one of the ten finalists in the small market...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010
American Funds Still Rules
What's new in the 401k industry? One service company explored which mutual funds are used the most in retirement plans. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Stowers Showered with Philanthropic Honors
The American Century founder gains recognition for his contributions to the fight against cancer...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views
ING Mines Participants' Minds
The insurer conducts a study to gauge how participants feel about their retirement plans...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010
ICI and IDC Draw 80 Fundsters to Talk About One Court Case
Jones v. Harris attracts lots of mutual fund industry attention...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views
TIAA-CREF Finds a New Marketing Chief
A new marketing and communications head enters while another one leaves..
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Stable Value Market Value Adjustment Leads to a $6.25 Million Settlement
Expect other attorneys to take notice of the $1.88 million payday one firm will take home for leading the charge against a plan sponsor that triggered an MVA when switching providers...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4.25
Thorbahn Hunts for a Consultant
The company has hired a headhunter for help filling an empty position...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1
Net Revenue More than Doubles at Columbia
Columbia Management saw its net revenue jump 118 percent in the first three months of the year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views
Keeley Creates an Alternative Fund
The Chicago firm is increasing its line-up to a half-dozen..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Money Market Funds Hurt Schwab's Bottom Line
As reported in The Journal's Fund Track, quarterly revenue took a hit thanks to fee-waivers...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views
Pimco's Money Fund Chief Attacks ... Money Funds
A managing director at the Allianz firm speaks at an economics conference...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Top Rochester Manager Departs OppFunds
The muni bond specialist will pass his portfolio management reins along next month...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views
Alert: II Folds DC News into Another Pub
Defined Contribution & Savings Plan Alert is merging with another publication...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009
Is Cieszko Making Cuts at Fidelity?
Industry insiders see execs departing the unit now led by the Evergreen alum...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Aberdeen Gains Access to a DC Platform
The acquirer of the Nationwide actively managed fund business distributes its funds through a TPA...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
Fees and Transparency Push Small Businesses Away From DC
A bank with an outsourced 401k product unveils its latest research on the micro market...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4.67
Chetney and Francis Eye Non-Qual Plans While Shifting Their Strategy
The NRP execs steers away from acquisitions, at least for the moment...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009
Principal Lightens the Load on its Bond Funds
Principal executives on Thursday unveiled steps aimed at getting investors off the sidelines...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views
A Host of Law Firms Attack Two Oppenheimer Muni Bond Funds
The New York fund firm faces more class-action flak...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views
A Federal Appeals Court Smiles on a Fund Fee Suit
The WSJ highlights a setback for one mutual fund firm defending itself in a suit over different prices for mutual funds and institutional separate accounts...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Eyeing a Role at TALF, Fund Firms Talk Leverage with the SEC
Fund companies, including BlackRock, are asking the SEC to review rules that limit them from purchasing the type of securities at the center of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, the New York Post reports...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Mutual of Omaha Unveils Expansion Plans for its New Sub
Mutual of Omaha plans to double the headcount at its new subsidiary, Retirement Marketing Solutions...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Consulting Giant Adds Stable Value Vet to its Ranks
The editor of the Stable Times has moved on from his day job. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
DoL Draws Battle Lines as Miller Bill is Sent to House
Updated | Brad Campbell criticized the Miller bill and trumpeted the DoL approach on disclosure on the same day that Miller and company rolled up their sleeves and sent HR 3185 to the House...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Transamerica Q1 Sales Jump 25 Percent
The Los Angeles-based provider won 380 plans in the first quarter, according its sales chief...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
NTGI Drops Three More ETFs onto NYSE
Northern Trust Global Investments continued its foray into the ETF market today...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views
Who Bought American Beacon?
A massive private equity firm threw its stake in as one of the buyers, but who is the other backer of the deal?..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 5
GEAM Beefs Up its Mutual Fund Sales Team
GE Asset Management is building out its U.S. mutual fund advisor sales and support team...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 2
ING Forms Institutional Markets Team
ING has created a team to focus on big clients and prospects in the 457 and 403b markets...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Callan to Launch New UMA Program
Callan Associates has joined forces with Independent Adviser Group (IAG) and Natixis Global Associates’ Managed Portfolio Advisors (MPA) to launch a new UMA offering...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
UPDATE 1| Private Equity Buys American Beacon
American Airlines has found a buyer for its asset management arm. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Private Equity Gains a Foothold in 401k Through American Beacon
After an on-again, off-again sales process, American Airlines has found a buyer for its asset management arm...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Midwestern Bank Draws More Stock Drop Attention
Another class action firm takes a jab over company stock in a big DC plan. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Janus Marketing Chief Takes the Reins at Fund Trusts
Janus Fund Trusts has a new chief...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 4
State Street Q1 Net Rises, But Stock Falls
In the Wednesday edition of the WSJ Fund Track column, Brett Philbin examined State Street Corp.'s Q1 results and investor concerns over the market value of securities held in the firm's investment portfolio. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Views
T. Rowe Offers Access To Annuity Marketplace
The Baltimore-based recordkeeper has linked arms with a Midwest firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Online 401Kayroll
A Bay area provider inks partnerships with nine independent firms in Q1. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 1
Optimism May Doom American Retirees
Americans are confident that they'll have enough money to support themselves during retirement, but nobody's thinking of healthcare...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
NRP Member Talks PPA Through the WWW
A Southern California firm hires an online marketing specialist to let sponsors know how the retirement landscape has changed. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Brokers Want More Info on Upcoming Proposals
Brokerage firms and money managers say that they are being kept in the dark about two unbundling proposals being put forward by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Labor...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
SEC Helps Brokers Clean Up
The SEC has designed a tool to help brokers get clean when it comes to money laundering...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Conley Uses Client-Focus to Promote Genworth's ClearCourse
Genworth has developed a participant education program to help investors forecast their post-retirement income...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Smith Barney Not On Auction Block
Investment News reports that along with the news of the closure of 43 Smith Barney branch locations, have come the always pesky sale rumors. A Citigroup official said Smith Barney is not for sale, but at least one insider was skeptical. Stay tuned...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Managed Accounts Take Provider to the Brink
A Keystone State investment manager inks a distribution deal with a Midwestern provider. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Technology Is the Key
A recently released report says that technology is essential to funds in order to stay competitive...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views
Dreyfus See Trials and Opportunities in the Future
The future of the struggling Dreyfus brand is now uncertain after the sale of its parent company, Mellon...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views
SEC To Release 401(k) Disclosure Proposal This Year
The commission's chief talks tough on fees and reveals plans for the creation of a formal rule proposal...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Gorman Makes Brokers Believers
It looks like James Gorman's "At-risk" book is working some magic at Morgan Stanley...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Delaware Investments Hires Head of Equity Investments
Michael J. Hogan has joined Delaware Investments, a affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group, as head of equity investments...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views
Funds Tripping Up Legg
The news for Legg Mason has not been all sunshine and roses since they swapped their brokerage arm for CitiGroups' fund business...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 4.5
Money Managers to SEC and DoL: Let Us in the Loop
Brokerage firms and money managers say that they are being kept in the dark about two unbundling proposals being put forward by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Labor...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views
Rydex Adds Two New Funds
Rydex tries its hand at high yield bond funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3.12
Beauty is in the I-O of the Beholder, er, Advisor
A new hire at a Charm City fund family fills a just created role. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007
Cox 12b-1 Comments Recall an SEC Pitfall
Chris Cox is talking tough when it comes to fees and the transformation of 12b-1 charges. His comments sound a lot like those made be Harvey Pitt a half decade ago...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.8
Regs Eye Insurer
Federal and state regulators warned Conseco in January that it may bring charges against the insurer...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004
RFPs Reported This Week
A California plan searches for a new bundled provider ... DIA takes a Putnam client, and more...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Mass Consulting Firm Seeks Candidates
A Boston area consultant is now looking for a senior relationship manager as well as a head of business development for its DC and asset management practice...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3
Bond Fund Specialist Names CEO
The advisor to the $900 million of FFTW Funds expects business as usual under its newest CEO...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 Views
NYLIM Names New Head
The investment management company recruited its new president from Merrill Lynch...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 Views
Judge Authorizes Kmart Class Action
The company stock case against bankrupted bargain retailer is on track...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Arnott and AMG Butt Heads
Arnott says the agreement between First Quadrant and its parent was a non-partnership...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 Views
Executive Life Keeps Going ... and Going
California gets its court date with France almost 14 years after the GIC issuer collapse...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Wirehouse Adds Six Portfolios
The new managers are part of the top wirehouses regular evaluation of its wrap program...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 2.75
Waterhouse Vets to Open Custodian
Peter Mangan and Robert Reed are going to take on their old employer...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Views
Morningstar Adds Portfolios
The Chicago investment advisor adds six focused portfolios to the mix for advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Views
Putnam Lovell Buys Minority Stake in Manager
Mizuho Corporate Bank sells out of its stake in the Connecticut-based manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Views
National Geographic Society Switches Provider
The science and education organization taps a new bundled recordkeeper for its 401(k) and 403(b) plans...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 2
TD Mutual Funds Among Hot Canadian Funds
The firm was the best selling in Canada for the first quarter. Fidelity was one of the worst selling in March...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Views
FIIS Opens to Outside Funds in Small Plan Product
UPDATED Look for more changes this summer on top of the addition of Neuberger Berman and two other complexes to the Premium 401(k) product...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 3.67
DoL Says Loans Are OK
EBSA says that public firms can go ahead and offer participant loans despite Sarbanes-Oxley...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Pan-Am Adds 401(k) Web Testing Tool
The added feature allows sponsors to receive year-to-date ADP and ACP data on-line...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 3.5
Battle Looms on Oregon 401k
The state legislator and governor are positioning for a coming battle over reform in the state retirement system...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4
401k Helps Push Union to Strike
The pension plan is a key item in a strike by 4,000 builders of F-16s and other fighter jets...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - Reader Rating: 2
Plan Formation in Japan Quadruples
The first full year of the Japanese defined contribution system saw plan formation take off...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Morningstar Integrates Advice Services
The new program aims to meet the needs of plan participants, sponsors and financial advisors with a menu of advice services...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Moon over Hartford
Moon Lake Electric has chosen a Connecticut provider for its 401k plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Old Wine in New Bottle
In a move on what's hot, fund firm converts product...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Tool Provider Dips Toe in Fund Waters
A Philly firm is broaching the fund market with its own fund analysis product...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Rocky Mountain High
Great West enters into a DC alliance to offer another firm's investment offerings...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Big Banks Merge
First Union and Wachovia Merge ... Deutsche Asset Management Appoints New CIO ... Touchstone Joins VA Partnership ... Strong Changes Advisory Agreement ... MyBenefitSource and Transamerica Announce Partnership ... American Century Promotes PMs..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Big Banks Merge
First Union and Wachovia Merge ... Deutsche Asset Management Appoints New CIO ... Touchstone Joins VA Partnership ... Strong Changes Advisory Agreement ... MyBenefitSource and Transamerica Announce Partnership ... American Century Promotes PMs..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Weitz Stays the Course
Fund family will not rock the boat after a strong 2000. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Two Vendors Work Together
FIIS and Bank One form alliance...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
MassMutual Hands Out Pats on the Back
Promotions run rampant and the vendor...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 16, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Week of April 16, 1999
RFP Roundup

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 - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Janus Twenty To Close Doors
Janus Capital Corp., the 12th-biggest U.S. mutual fund company, will close its top-performing Janus Twenty Fund to new investors after assets managed have quadrupled to $25.9 billion in the last year and a half. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Janus Twenty To Close Doors
Starting Monday, the Janus Twenty fund will follow in the footsteps of Magellan, New Opportunities, Primecap and Sequoia and close its doors to new investors...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Manager Changes at SEI
SEI Investments has terminated 1838 Investment Advisors and replaced it with Artisan Partners as one of four small-cap value managers for its manager-of-managers program...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
DIA Replaces Ark with Newly Private RSIM
The private-again San Francisco manager has replaced Ark Asset Management in DIA's Special Equity fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Fidelity Pay-to-Play Marketing
Fidelity's FundsNetwork supermarket is big enough -- over 3,300 funds -- that fund companies can feel lost in the shuffle. In order to call attention to certain funds, their managers, and holdings, Fidelity recently launched the FundsNetwork News magazine. The debut issue profiles seven managers in a "Growth vs Value" section and another three in an "International Investing" section. The fund company plans to print a second issue for the fall of 1999. Nice of them, isn't it?..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Responses to USAs
On Wednesday, President Bill Clinton unveiled his proposals for Universal Pension Accounts (USAs). Not surprisingly, there were a number of reactions to the White House's planned legislation, both pro and con. The 401kWire.com presents two responses...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, April 16, 1999
Fund inflows fall by half ... Losing to the S&P? Blame the New Economy ... Value funds should be worth it...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 16, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Week of April 12, 1998
May, 1998. Money Magazine.
Penelope Wang in "What's Wrong with Your 401(k)" looks at the strengths and weaknesses of defined contribution plans and reaches the conclusion that some could do better. She looks at how too few options, how a sponsor's desire to spend as little as possible, and how a vendor's desire to maximize profits can leave participants lost in the shuffle. The 401kWire's own editor-in-chief Sean Hanna was quoted in the article as saying, "If you miss six years of saving, it's much more difficult to build the nest egg you need."..

401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
J.P. Morgan/American Century Spotlights Participant with Audience of One
First, J.P. Morgan and American Century formed a partnership, effective March 15, 1998. Now, the new J.P. Morgan/American Century entity is aggressively pursuing a philosophy it calls Audience of One (TM), which basically places the focus of the 401(k) program on the participant and not the sponsor. American Century originated the concept prior to the formation of the alliance. With this strategy, the combined DC unit hopes to become one of the top three providers of 401(k)'s in the country...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Global Marine Eliminates Waiting Period
Houston, TX-based Global Marine, Inc. has eliminated the one year waiting period for its 401(k) plan, Doug Freede, director of benefits and compensation, told the 401kWire. The plan has an estimated 1,000 participants with approximately $38 million in assets...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 16, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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