Courts did NOT throw out Reg-BI!Don’t be part of the last rush to compliance
At this point, if you have not heard of the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest, then you have been under a rock for the past two years. All the writing on this blog
Remote-work software companies Quarantine may kickstart remote workWe will emerge from Coronavirus, but do we evolve or resume?My most positive outlookEase client concerns during this challenging time
Pandemonium was palpable last week as many of us began to feel a creeping sense of unease around the
401kFiduciaryOptimizer has a hidden tool providing information on average advisory fee based on the plan assets and zip code of the plan the advisor is working on.
It’s called Fee Benchmark and it can be found at the very bottom of the Edit Plan section:
From risk systems for advisors to algorithms used by robo-advisors, quant risk management has gone mainstream. These systems have gone from being housed on supercomputers at large institutions to cloud-based systems with calculations that cost almost nothing. However, as cheap risk modeling revolutionizes the way
Know your client: Ask about risk aversion and financial goals. The portfolio diversification should be based on the risk aversion and financial goals of a client.
Know your funds: select the best suited funds for your client based on their risk/return profile. Managing cost of
Here are ten hidden features from various Larkspur-Rixtrema tools for financial advisors:
1. "Edit Additional Fees". We can compare fund expenses in the 401kFiduciaryOptimizer, but how can we factor in the rest of the plan fees for a really true compensation? To do this, click on
Do You Really Qualify For 404(c) Safe Harbor From Liability?
Summary: Under ERISA plan sponsors or advisors who exercise discretionary authority are fiduciaries with significant liability in case of fiduciary duty violation. Section 404(c) provides safe harbor protection fiduciaries in case plan participants experience investment losses. How
Over the years we have developed an extensive database of 401K plan menus and the contact information for executives that work at the plan sponsor. By combining this information with our Portfolio Crash Testing (PCT) tool, you have a powerful prospecting platform that gives you
One analogy I often use is that a qualified plan database (or any prospecting database) is like a gym membership. You can get all sorts of benefits from it, but in order for that to happen, you have to put it to good use.
InvestmentNews recently reported on how the consolidation of record-keepers could be a bad omen for 401(k) plans. Over the years, many record-keepers have been sold or merged together with other providers. If providers keep consolidating, this could mean that many retirement plans might get shoe-horned