Plan Participant Sues Capital Group for Self-Dealing in its 401(k) Plan

Posted on June 27th, 2017 at 9:28 AM
Plan Participant Sues Capital Group for Self-Dealing in its 401(k) Plan

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

A plan participant has sued Capital Group Companies Inc. for allegedly reaping profits from its 401(k) plan by loading its company retirement plan with high-cost proprietary investment options. In the lawsuit, the plan participant, on behalf of a proposed class-action suit, is seeking to recover losses and disgorgement of Capital Group profits from the 401(k) plan. The lawsuit was filed on June 13th in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

According to the complaint, the plan participant claimed that roughly 95%-98% of the investment options offered resulted in plan participants and beneficiaries paying excessive and prohibited fees that substantially diminished retirement savings.

Capital Group has roughly $3.2 billion in assets its Capital Retirement Savings Plan and more than 9,000 active participants.

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We just wanted to say thanks for your work in helping us get back some of the money we lost. We are not by any means rich, but we have saved some money and we have done so through a tight-fisted approach to most everything we do. So losing a significant chunk of money hurt…especially at a time when everyone else was growing their accounts. We really appreciate the work you did.

Allan and Adele


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