What’s Going On?

A fiduciary duty, the obligation to uphold the clients’ interest above all else, is Phyllis Borzi’s long sought and tunneled for goal that we at Castle Rock uphold and agree whole-heartedly with. Together, our standards are the highest in the retirement industry. She says that, like in the movie Groundhog Day, bad policies keep being […]

Are you In or Out?

What sense does it make to pay for investment advice that comes from someone who is putting his or her interests before yours? The Department of Labor, through Phyllis Borzi, is fighting to make sure that a loophole allowing conflicted advice to retirement plans is closed. As of last week, an online petition was started […]

In-plan Roth Rollovers: the latest topic

Get out your red pen, folks: serious revisions to the rollover options for your plan. Today we’re looking at how you will need to revise your Plan Document in order to offer in-plan Roth rollovers and a few highlights. In-plan Roth rollovers of otherwise non-distributable amounts are treated as eligible rollovers, meaning that no withholding […]

How May I Help You?

Castle Rock is dedicated to making retirement transition easy for you. One of the best ways to do that is to be with you in retirement transition and throughout the different stages of your retirement. We are excited to announce that we will soon offer a Retirement Transition Service to ease the retirement process for […]

Sometimes life isn’t fair…for a fiduciary.

  Sometimes the law isn’t fair. But sometimes, it seems unfair because you don’t know the rules. In the recent case of Santomenno v. John Hancock, poor understanding led plan sponsors to agree to terms that led to excessive fees charged by the service provider to the plan. Either the plan sponsors were unaware of […]

Regulatory Changes Concerning Municipal Bonds

There are some concerns that the new GASB statements for municipal bonds will impact retirement plans. Here is our response to your concerns, so that you can distinguish the true indications from the surrounding media noise. Due to the changes to GASB statements no. 67 and 68, how will retirement plans be impacted by recent […]

Save Up to Break Stuff: Retirement Saving Should Not be Taken Lightly

By: Katherine Brown, Research Associate, Castle Rock Investment Company My grandmother loved to drive. After they took away her license, she enthusiastically offered the use of her 1989 Crown Victoria to anyone who was visiting her, whether they had a car of their own or not. She also purchased a motorized scooter to get around […]

Water Cooler Wisdom – First Quarter 2014

A great deal happened in the world during the first quarter of 2014. The ECB may be pursuing quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve continues to send mixed messages about tapering, China is slowing down, the U.K. is set to grow the faster than any other advanced nation, and Gwyneth and Chris have split…or have they? […]