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October 27, 2016

Morgan Stanley Opts to Keep Commissions on IRAs
The move follows Merrill Lynch’s DOL-fueled decision to end commission-based IRAs.
Quest for a Do-it-All Advice Platform Drives M&As
As FA platforms proliferate, custodians differ on how they deliver tech capabilities.
401(k) Sponsors Brace for New Wave of Class Actions
Specialist plaintiffs' attorneys are using tactics akin to those of the Big Tobacco suits of the 1990s.
DOL to Issue Fiduciary FAQs Soon: Exemptions Up First
You can expect broad guidance by the end of the year, says DOL’s benefits chief.
Retirement Market's Curveballs for Advisors
Why advisors should think twice before entering the 401(k) fray.