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Posts From Christopher Carosa, CTFA

5 Areas Where Target Date Funds Increase 401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Liability

    5 Areas Where Target Date Funds Increase 401k Plan Sponsors’ Fiduciary Liability

When considering the potential – if not underestimated – liability associated with TDFs, perhaps it’s best to listen to the warning Cialdini provides regarding Social Proof: “It should never be trusted fully… we need to look up and around periodically whenever we are locked into the evidence of the crowd.”

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/22/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/22/19

Gov workers to move forward into (late) 20th Century? Will this make “fiduciary” more interesting? Cutting investment tension with a knife.

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Exclusive Interview: Roger Levy Says 401k Fiduciary Advisers Should Heed Results of Putnam Case

    Exclusive Interview: Roger Levy Says 401k Fiduciary Advisers Should Heed Results of Putnam Case

“The ruling by the First Circuit in the Putnam case further increases focus on trust law when determining the scope of fiduciary responsibility under ERISA. Prudent practice already draws on trust law and sometimes prudent practice is ahead of the courts.”

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/15/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/15/19

The slow tide, a swing and a miss, and when will we ever learn?

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How QDIAs Have Changed the Fiduciary Role of 401k Plan Sponsors

    How QDIAs Have Changed the Fiduciary Role of 401k Plan Sponsors

When retirement industry professionals talk about the impact of the 2006 Pension Protection Act, you might be surprised that this is what they conclude.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/8/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/8/19

The states go marching on, fee posse grows, and “Too Good to be True”

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The Fiduciary Parent – The Ultimate Plan Sponsor Shouldn’t Overlook this Familiar Tool

    The Fiduciary Parent – The Ultimate Plan Sponsor Shouldn’t Overlook this Familiar Tool

When it comes to the definitive fiduciary, no one can play that role better than the parent. Parents constantly look out for their children. They want to give their children the best possible advantage to live a better life. Why not give them the ultimate head-start?

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/1/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/1/19

It’s that (Tax) Time of Year, Multiple (Fiduciary) Tugs-of-War, and Adeste Fidelty-as

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Has New Tax Law Twisted Business Owners Best Interests When It Comes to Retirement Savings Plans?

    Has New Tax Law Twisted Business Owners Best Interests When It Comes to Retirement Savings Plans?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserved the sanctity of the treasured retirement contribution deduction – it even made it more important – but it also did a few things that might surprise some business owners.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/22/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/22/19

Retirement policy freak out, fiduciary rumbles, and “She Loves Fees” (yeah, yeah, yeah).

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