I have a friend who has a 401k plan with his company. He has invested in the merrill lynch retirement preservation trust fund. he has been told he cannot roll this fund over because of a bankruptcy. But he was able to roll over other funds that were ML related…Why would this fund be part of a court ordered hold? And why would he not be told upfront when this happened rather than when he was trying to roll it over?
BTW my friend was just told that he could not roll this fund over because of a court order on the ML fund due to a bankruptcy…evidently this fund is tied to a huge bankruptly proceeding involving a company that is about to default……Why would a judge hold this fund to where investors could not mover their investment out of it or notify the investors of this issue?
What are my best options for doing this?
I am looking to minimize fees incurred. I am eligible and I am not considering other options (i.e. traditional). I am looking for advice to determine which company I should open my account with. This is my first year out of college and I want to get my account started now, but I will probably only have about $1000 for this year. After that, I plan to pay in the maximum amounts.
Also, I am primarily looking to open this account with a brokerage firm. I have an account with Washington Mutual and would consider them if there were significant advantages.
I want to roll my 401k into a Roth IRA. Is it possible to do this while still employed with the same company that provided the 401k?
I also heard there is no limit on how much can be rolled over into Roth IRA come 2010. Is this true?