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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/18/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/18/17

Marketing fiduciary, yes, conflicted fees matter, and exposing Index Funds

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What Ben Franklin Might Tell a 401k Fiduciary to Say at an Enrollment Meeting

    What Ben Franklin Might Tell a 401k Fiduciary to Say at an Enrollment Meeting

Franklin was not merely an advocate of entrepreneurism, he was also one heck of a financier. His will actually calculated the precise growth he expected from the trusts and further instructed the trustees in terms of allocating those assets at the end of the first hundred years and again at the end of a second hundred years upon which the trust would be terminated.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

Pensions falling, pushing back fiduciary goal posts, and investment Lorelei Signals.

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A Last Minute 5 Point Checklist Once You’ve Decided Whether to Convert to a Roth

    A Last Minute 5 Point Checklist Once You’ve Decided Whether to Convert to a Roth

After you’ve done your preliminary analysis and are ready to pull the switch to convert, there’s one more thing you need to do. Actually, there are five more things to do, and we present them in this concise checklist.

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5 Reasons to Convert to a Roth

    5 Reasons to Convert to a Roth

The growing popularity of using Roths makes converting to them an option worth considering. Here are five reasons to convert to a Roth, four of which you rarely read about.

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401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

    401k Rollovers: To Roth or Not to Roth – 7 Fiduciary Questions

According to the Investment Company Institute, only 1.9% of all Roth IRAs are rollovers. Why aren’t more opting to rollover into Roths?

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7 “It Depends” Reasons to Avoid Converting to a Roth

    7 “It Depends” Reasons to Avoid Converting to a Roth

There’s more to converting than meets the eye. It all depends on several factors you might not be things about (but should). Just in case you might have missed one, we’ve provided you a list to quickly scan.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/4/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/4/17

401k rising, the Fiduciary Rule’s long goodbye, and a fee trend worth continuing.

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Goal-Oriented Target: How Leading Advisers and 401k Plan Sponsors are Using this New System to Replace Outdated Modern Portfolio Theory Risk Tools

    Goal-Oriented Target: How Leading Advisers and 401k Plan Sponsors are Using this New System to Replace Outdated Modern Portfolio Theory Risk Tools

The GOT system offers a viable and practical alternative to relying on outdated MPT tools. Although still widely in use, MPT-based calculators and analyzers can sometimes lead retirement savers to make decisions that aren’t in their best interest. That statement alone should trigger concerns from the mindful fiduciary.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/28/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/28/17

State-Run bellwether, fiduciary redux, and market euphoria vs. reality

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