About Jason Grantz 14 posts published

Jason Grantz is an Institutional Retirement Consultant for Unified Trust Company serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern areas of the United States. He is highly specialized in all aspects of retirement plan and pension consulting including plan design, operations, asset management, investments, fiduciary basics and advanced fiduciary plan governance.

Pay to Play or Go Home

As we get closer and closer to the applicability date of the fiduciary rule, the industry is starting to show its cards on how the rule will impact the landscape.  What’s still unclear is whether or not the rule will actually become applicable, see ACOSTA Getting Heat to...

Le’Freak le Chic’ – Fiduciary Freak Out?

It seems like every other day there’s another article published about the impact of the DOL Fiduciary rule. These articles vary from “interesting new perspectives,” to “if this Broker Dealer is going fee-only,” “that Broker Dealer is going commission only” and every angle between. It seems everyone wants...

‘(3)16 Services’ What’s an Advisor To Do?

Within the retirement services industry, we are all comfortable with the complexity of the requirements and services made available to clients.  However, we often forget (or ignore) that to our clients, what we consider to be fairly basic can be quite confusing.  This is understandable, since while this...

The Fiduciary Rule: Intentions vs. Results

I was recently contacted by Christopher Carosa of FiduicaryNews.com who was looking for insights on the recently released Department of Labor (DOL) Conflict of Interest Regulations.  I found it particularly interesting that his questions regarding the rule weren’t so much mechanical in nature, meaning how it will work,...

Managed Accounts are More Effective

Managed Accounts are More Effective Recently, PLANSPONSOR Magazine published their 2015 Defined Contribution Survey and in it was some very interesting data regarding managed accounts and outcomes.  One thing is very apparent in the survey; plans that use a managed account combined with an advisor acting in a...

The Spirit of the DOL Conflict of Interest Rule

On April 6, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule (and related exemptions), commonly called the fiduciary or conflict of interest rule, intended to protect retirement savers by mandating that investment advice be in their best interest. The DOL streamlined and simplified the ‘finalized’ rule to...

The Uniform Fiduciary Standard

Myself along with a few others were interviewed last week by LifeHealthPro.com author, Lynn Brackpool Giles.  The topic of discussion on the table was the forthcoming Department of Labor’s (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule aka ‘The Uniform Fiduciary Standard’.  Some of the main concerns expressed in the article...