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COVID-19 Soul-Searching For KPAs
Here are a few coronavirus-crisis-inspired self-reflection ideas for advisors...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020
How Far Can You Bike, Walk, or Run for Cancer Survivors?
A new charity fundraiser begins next month to bring financial support to those afflicted by cancer...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Reader Rating: 5
How Are TPAs Navigating a Staggered Reopening?
TPA leaders talk to 401kWire as states relax COVID-19-inspired restrictions...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020
A TX Tech Giant Suspends Its Match
The plan sponsor is reportedly cutting a big 401(k) expense starting next week...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020
Despite Q1 2020 Woes, Most DC Balances Are Up From 2017
New research from Vanguard underscores the benefits of maintaining a long-term perspective and balanced portfolio during times of market volatility...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020
A 30-Year Industry Vet Joins OneAmerica
Sandy McCarthy adds a BofA and Schwab vet to her team...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Reader Rating: 5
A Multi-Boutique's Ex-CEO Dies At 59
The executive was a founding principal at the publicly traded, acquisitive asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020 Views
A 1,400-Lawyer Firm Forms an ERISA Litigation Team
A law firm gains new attorneys to form and team dedicated to ERISA litigation...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Invesco-OpFunds Deal Closes, and More Chips Fall
The fates of four more top execs come to light, and funds begin to move. Expense cuts are reportedly on-target...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Views
Three Years Later, Callahan Brings Back a Key Transamerica Vet
The move comes after the insurer combined its retirement plans and benefits businesses in a reorg...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Reader Rating: 5
Francis Expands His Newest Branch
The KPA RIA's new hire hails from Milliman...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Reader Rating: 1
Week In Preview, May 28-June 2
This week the teams at AIG, Deutsche Bank, and KBW are all hosting events...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Views
Week In Preview, May 28-June 2
This week the team at AIG is hosting an event, while the P&I team is gathering nominations...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
See You Next Week!
In light of the Memorial Holiday, 401kWire is not publishing a KPA column this week.....
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015
Direxion Bets on Biotech and Energy
Rafferty's fund arm launches another four ETFs. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 Views
SEC Staff Reunites with an Old Buddy
The SEC has a new chief of staff who is a familiar face to many fundsters...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 Views
Mario Tweets Some History
What do you tweet about if you are the Big Boss? ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 Views
Social Security Remains the Predominant Source of Income for Americans Who Are 65 or Older
...according to new study.....
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4
Workers Participation in 401k Plans Reached 79 percent in 2014
...according to new study... ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Standard Appoints a Retirement Plan Consultant
A retirement plan consultant has recently joined The Standard.....
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3
Borzi's Stall Leaves Plan Sponsors at Ad Out
Should plan sponsors lament Borzi's decision to delay EBSA's redefinition of fiduciary under ERISA? One plan sponsor seems to think so. And here's why...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
LPL Connects With an RKing TPA
A Sunshine State shop plugs into the indie B-D giant's Worksite Financial Solutions platform...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Rothschild and Larch Lane Pick Four Sub-Advisors
The firm's new alternative '40 Act fund taps hedge funds all the way from London and Tokyo...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Views
The Labor Force Rolls Over, But Retirees Roll Out
EBRI conducted an analysis of participants 50 years and older, and what they did when leaving their jobs to retire or for another employer. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
U.S. Retirement Readiness Rises
Transamerica and its Dutch parent Aegon published the newest iteration of their annual retirement readiness country rankings. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Reader Rating: 2
Hancock's Carroll Hires a New RVP
The Boston-based bundled provider announced its new regional vice president, Northeast...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A Micro-Market RKer Teams Up With Morgan Stanley
The wirehouse adds a retirement plan provider's offering to its menu...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
As Predicted, Borzi Hits Pause
Yet fiduciary redefinition is still coming...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Bob Reynolds Takes on Ned and Abby at Their Own Game
The Fido emigre, and current head of Great-West Lifeco U.S., aims to take on the Johnsons...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 5
MetLife Streamlines GIC Communication
The insurer's stable value unit will launch a new client website next month...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Reader Rating: 4.75
Vanguard Does it Again
Indexing giant continues to lay pressure on fund fees...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
A TAMP Goes Big on Advisor Portfolios
With four new strategies planned for launch in the near future, TAMP embraces the use of portfolios as a fund-selling vehicle. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 5
With Direxion Hire, an Alt Shop Plans a B-D Blitz
Shop specializing in ETFs and alt funds plans to use ex-Direxion sales honcho to bang drum to major broker dealers. Further sales hires are also planned...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
Pensionmark Takes on Financial Wellness
Troy Hammond and his team unveil a new participant program...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
An East Coast RKer Adds Two Relationship Managers
The new hires are based in Chicago and San Francisco...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A DC I-O Unveils a Pair of Advisor Tools
The programs were developed in partnership with consultant Ann Schleck & Co...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Reader Rating: 3.33
ING's Ohl Hires a Sales Chief
The RKer has a new tax exempt plans sales chief...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Gallagher's Non-Qual Team Expands in Texas
Mike DiCenso adds a sales specialist, boosting the unit to 14 people...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
An Invesco Manager's Death Points to Mystery Dealings
Well-connected exec had clandestine negotiations with investors involving millions...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 4
The Sun Worries About T. Rowe
An unusual number of managers are leaving the shop...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
Yorkville's Founder Feels the Spotlight
The Q&A is light on small talk and heavy on picks...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
Fundsters Garner Investing Tips from Obama Officials
The Washington Post reports on a growing trend in which mutual fund execs gather political intel from Washington officials...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
Bill Gross Gets Love from The Street
The bond king's stock prowess gets highlighted...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Views
Coates Loses Coates
The analytics company has said goodbye to its founder, as well as its head of sales...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
401k Fee Disclosure Passes House
The proposal rides closer to law thanks to a jobs and tax bill now headed for the Senate...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Fee Disclosure Passes House
George Miller's proposal gains approval from one half of Congress, thanks to a jobs and tax bill...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 - Reader Rating: 3.75
A B-D Retirement Chief Moves On
An industry veteran is moving on meaning that their may be a second opening at broker-dealers for a retirement leader...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010
Hartford Wants More Hires for More Regions
The Connecticut-based insurer is now seeking to fill five sales director positions..
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4
Retirement Advisors are not Just Advisors
What's new in the 401k industry? Fundsters interested in the business should pay attention to the growing differences between intermediaries who specialize in the retirement plan business and those who simply dabble while hailing from the retail world...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Mutual Funds Are Losing Advisors Says Research
FRC's latest research suggests that the credit crisis has changed how advisors look at products and that is bad news for mutual fund firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Reserve Wants $106M in Primary Fund Fees
The Bents reveal how much money they have asked the district court to let them take from the infamous fallen fund to cover various expenses...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Papers Estimate How Much Goldman May Pay
The effort by Goldman Sachs to settle charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission are gaining attention as the clock for Goldman to take action winds down...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2010 Views
IRS Follows ASPPA's Lead on Match Suspension Safe Harbor
The federal tax collectors propose a new rule that should help employers facing cuts...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009
Advisors, Matrix Wants to Train U
The open architecture trustodian gets into the intermediary training business...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4
Bogle on Active Funds: 'Be Prepared to Lose One Year Out of Three'
The Vanguard founder shares more thoughts in his crusade for low-cost index investing...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Morningstar Targets a Popular 401k Product
Updated | Joe Mansueto and his team unveil a new niche that they will rate and report on...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3.5
A New Partnership Spreads the Retirement Income Word
A new retirement income solution aims at rescuing clients' plans...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
MarketWatch Rehashes Money Funds' Fee Woes
How is the niche mutual fund area holding up under such low low interest rates?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views
PIMCO Names a New C-Level Exec
The California bond-fund giant shuffles execs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views
An Insurer Guides Participants Through Retirement Income
A company provides new guides to help educate clients on critical issues...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
A Provider Tailors Advice For the Taft Hartley World
The free service will be extended to union clients over the next several weeks...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
Janus Looks North
The Colorado fund firm reaches into another North American country...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Fido Reveals New PM Roles
Several manager changes will go into effect July 1st...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views
A Sub-Advisory Oversight System Officially Arrives
If you have always wanted real-time discretion over how your sub-advisors behave, now is your chance...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views
Fund Managers Sing the Indian Election's Praises
PMs talk about opportunities in the giant BRIC country...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 2009 Views
NRP Makes CRM Partnership Official
The SoCal-based firm customizes a tool for its advisors. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - Reader Rating: 5
Nationwide Offers Fiduciary Warranty
The provider has also created a Bill of Rights for plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - Reader Rating: 3.33
Pru Extends its NPR Run
The Newark, New Jersey-based provider will continue its sponsorship of a National Public Radio program through the end of the year...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
CEFEX Certifies a Midwestern TPA
A recordkeeper gains recognition from the fiduciary certifiers and from ASPPA. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
BATS Trading Shows its Dark Side
BATS Trading has a new pricing program that is designed to encourage larger trade sizes against dark liquidity...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Fido Tries to Board the Vanguard Ship
Fidelity is ribbing Vanguard with a series of new ads...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Views
Nationwide Links Up with a Fiduciary Partner
So far, six Nationwide clients have hired the Texas fiduciary services provider...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - Reader Rating: 3
Gateway Bulks Up its Fund Management Team
The Natixis affiliate has added a portfolio manager to a $4.7 billion fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Views
Utah Advisors Win Three Plans
Retirement plan specialists out West unveil some new DC clients. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Eight Morgan Stanley Portfolio Managers Hit the Road
Following a number of departures from the executive ranks, eight portfolio managers have left Morgan Stanley Investment Management and its sister company, Van Kampen...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Month-Old Northern Trust ETF Foray Gets WSJ Play
It has been more than a month since Northern Trust Global Investments entered the ETF space, but it was only on Wednesday that the WSJ Fund Track picked up the news on the arrival of the Chicago firm in the space...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Southampton Hospital Selects MassMutual
Southampton Hospital goes searching for a 403(b) provider and chooses the company that services its DB plan...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Putnam on Prowl for New Director
The Putnam chairman of the board reports that the fund firm is looking for a new director and gives his thoughts on what to look for...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Schwab Develops Advisor-Sold Product
Schwab has renegotiated agreements with mutual funds in developing an advisor-sold product say those in the know...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Searches Reported This Week
Recent investment decisions, searches for investment consultants...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004
Consultant Joins Putnam Lovell
The new hire will report to Darlene DeRemer...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 Views
Parent of DC 401k Provider Seeks Buyer
A Washington area bank has hired an investment banker to find possible buyers. Bank is niche player in 401ks...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004
Lagging Performance in Magellan Costs Fidelity
Fidelity loses out on management fees from underperforming flagship The Magellan Fund. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 Views
M&I Subsid Closes on Kirchman
Metavante Corporation finalized its purchase of The Kirchman Corporation...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4.75
Oxley Urges SEC to Adopt Independent Chair
The congressman from Ohio provides evidence why the SEC should adopt proposed rule Investment Company Governance (IC-26323)...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 Views
Vanguard Makes Moves with Fund Policies
Fund strategy and name changes abound; one fund opens, another raises its minimum...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 2004 Views
DAC Adds a Pair of Sales Pros
The Alabama-based provider has hired two new regional sales reps...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - Reader Rating: 5
Federated Launches 529
The Pittsburgh fund firm has opened the doors on its Schoolhouse administered plan...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views
Sentinel Appeals to Income Focused Investors
The fund firm is rolling out a product for the new new new era. It will appeal to investors shunning capital gains...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views
Putnam Again Posts Largest Outflow
Assets continued to drain from the fund complex in April...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 2
H. E. Butt Kicks Into New Platform
This San Antonio-based grocery chain converted to a new platform earlier this month, replacing Hewitt Associates...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - Reader Rating: 2
Nasdaq Licenses Index to Fidelity
The deal brings Fidelity into the ETF game for the first time...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 4
More Boxes for Hedge-like Funds?
Morningstar is mulling over adding more categories to classify funds using hedging strategies...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views
Victory Deal Brings Diversity
NewBridge will bring the firm new capabilities. New fund will stem from deal...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 4
TRO, Bundled-DB Growing Fast
Cost pressures and corporate downsizing is driving sponsors to seek integrated retirement benefits solutions...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Week of May 28, 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, May 28, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Outlook Promising for Small Co Stocks
A new study by Undiscovered Managers Funds says that small companies will rebound once investors start behaving rationally ... Should we hold our breath?..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Nuveen Offers Dogs Portfolios
Nuveen is betting that the Dogs of the Dow strategy will be regaining validity in the near future with a new pair of portfolios...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Arrow Shoots to New Asset Manager
Wayne, New Jersey-based Arrow Group Industries, maker of storage buildings, has added funds from SEI Investments (Nasdaq: SEIC) to its 401(k) plan as well as its defined benefit plan...
401kWire.com - Friday, May 28, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, May 28, 1999
Funds raked in $27 billion in April ... But sales will reach only $5 billion in May ... Is Merrill for sale? ... Funds explore share class for web distribution ... More on late trading ... Internet funds let down new investors...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, May 28, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Public Service Co. Adds Investment Option
Denver-located Public Service Company of Colorado (NYSE: PSCSM)will be adding company stock to its 401(k) lineup, Virginia Clark, coordinator of trust asset management, told the 401kWire. The official could not estimate the number of participants nor the assets in the plan because of a recent merger with Southwestern Public Service Company...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
KeyCorp to Fill Cincinnati Sales Post
KeyCorp is seeking a vice president of sales to cover the Cincinnati/Dayton region. The position will report to William Salus, senior vice president and eastern sales manager. The post will be responsible for sales of the bank's 401(k) business, as well as investment management and trust services...
401kWire.com - Thursday, May 28, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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