Regulation

American Benefits Council calls for simplified retirement approach from Washington

American Benefits Council calls for simplified retirement approach from Washington

Employers need more flexibility and simplicity in providing retirement and other benefits, officials with the American Benefits Council said Tuesday as they unveiled a strategic plan for where...

September 23, 2014 | 01:26 pm
DC plans can expect little from Washington, conference attendees told

DC plans can expect little from Washington, conference attendees told

Defined contribution plan executives have many opportunities to encourage participants to save more for retirement without needing extra legislation or regulation. And even if they wanted more rules...

September 19, 2014 | 10:11 am
CFTC eases restrictions on hedge fund advertising

CFTC eases restrictions on hedge fund advertising

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission softened restrictions on advertising by hedge fund managers that are registered as commodity pool operators.

September 10, 2014 | 02:58 pm
Lessons learned from ERISA

Lessons learned from ERISA

ERISA was a farsighted law in many aspects, especially in defining and assigning fiduciary responsibility, including prohibition on conflicts of interests, to those overseeing pension funds. But...

September 01, 2014
High-speed traders enlist former CFTC commissioner to improve image

High-speed traders enlist former CFTC commissioner to improve image

Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Bart Chilton, an outspoken critic of some high-speed trading practices while at the agency, has been enlisted in a Washington-based effort to...

August 21, 2014 | 05:08 pm

DOL issues RFI for guidance on brokerage windows in retirement plans

The Department of Labor issued a request for information to determine whether it should issue additional regulations and/or guidelines for brokerage windows in retirement accounts covered by the...

August 20, 2014 | 03:51 pm
Robert Nagle, an architect of ERISA, dies at 84

Robert Nagle, an architect of ERISA, dies at 84

Robert E. Nagle, who as general counsel of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare was one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, died on Saturday night in ...

August 18, 2014 | 03:32 pm
S&P Dow Jones Indices stands pat on Russian stocks

S&P Dow Jones Indices stands pat on Russian stocks

S&P Dow Jones Indices will not remove any Russian stocks from its indexes at this time as a result of recent sanctions on some Russian securities imposed by the Department of Treasury’s Office...

August 18, 2014 | 02:45 pm
Challenges of cybersecurity

Challenges of cybersecurity

Trustees and other fiduciaries overseeing large asset pools face increasing challenges from cybersecurity risk, and must strengthen their risk management and preparedness to deal with these potential ...

August 18, 2014
Global retirement systems must be reformed — EY report

Global retirement systems must be reformed — EY report

There is a general acceptance among industry experts, policymakers and governments that global retirement systems must be reformed

August 13, 2014 | 06:00 am
Sanctions against Russia may lead to index changes

Sanctions against Russia may lead to index changes

Index funds might have to divest Russian securities under new sanctions.

August 04, 2014
Poll results: Do you think Dodd-Frank addresses the 'too-big-to-fail' threat?

Poll results: Do you think Dodd-Frank addresses the 'too-big-to-fail' threat?

The vast majority of P&I Online readers do not believe the Dodd-Frank Act addresses the "too-big-to-fail" threat.

July 28, 2014 | 03:09 pm

CFTC commissioner appointed CEO at International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Scott O'Malia was named CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the organization announced Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | 01:29 pm
Hedge funds, banks come under fire for basket options

Hedge funds, banks come under fire for basket options

Renaissance Technologies, Barclays Bank PLC, and Deutsche Bank AG were criticized for misusing structured financial products to avoid taxes and banking leverage limits.

July 22, 2014 | 03:33 pm
Dodd-Frank critics mark anniversary with reform ideas

Dodd-Frank critics mark anniversary with reform ideas

The House Financial Services Committee wants to mark the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by repealing some provisions.

July 21, 2014 | 04:01 pm