Tag: DOL

IRS and DOL Asked for Better Guidance on Missing Participants

The Plan Sponsor Council of America has heard concerns from its members that they have been or may be subjected to enforcement actions even though the DOL and IRS have not issued comprehensive guidance on missing participants that provide a clear roadmap for compliance.

Cerulli Analysts Tackle Tough Topic of ESG ‘Materiality’

While not a new concept, materiality is essential to efficiently integrating ESG factors into the investment process; it all boils down to being able to determine which ESG factors are likely to be linked to stronger investment performance by identifying risks that are related to certain industries.

5th Circuit Officially Mandates Decision to Vacate DOL Fiduciary Rule

Industry stakeholders immediately offered their thoughts on the complex regulatory saga that has surrounded the now-defeated DOL fiduciary rule; depending on their position in the industry and their particular client service philosophy, some providers are hailing this step as a victory, while others are bemoaning it.

ESOP Fiduciaries to Pay More Than $2 Million to Settle DOL Lawsuit

The Department of Labor sued Sonnax Industries, company officers and ESOP fiduciaries Tommy Harmon and Frederick Fritz, and Illinois-based First Bankers Trust Services Inc. in December 2016, alleging the fiduciaries had the plan overpay for Sonnax Industries stock by millions of dollars.

New Conflict-of-Interest Proposal Expected from SEC

As the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule process appears destined for defeat, experts speculate about the possibility that the SEC could take its own regulatory actions to address adviser conflict of interests; some say a new SEC rule could be proposed this week.