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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/10/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/10/18

These may not be the only rules, but they rank up there as among the most practical for fiduciaries and, in some cases, for any other professional.

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7 Rules Every Professional Fiduciary Must Follow

    7 Rules Every Professional Fiduciary Must Follow

These may not be the only rules, but they rank up there as among the most practical for fiduciaries and, in some cases, for any other professional.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/3/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/3/18

In an otherwise quiet week, does anyone else think it strange that a whole slew of articles came out on this one particular topic?

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5 Examples of Self-Dealing Transactions that are Prohibited as a Result of Fiduciary Duty

    5 Examples of Self-Dealing Transactions that are Prohibited as a Result of Fiduciary Duty

While the fiduciary should be fairly compensated, the fiduciary is prohibited from engaging in activities that might increase that compensation to the detriment of the interests of the beneficiary. Such activities represent the definition of a self-dealing transactions. Here are some examples of self-dealing transactions that, if executed, will likely result in a fiduciary breach.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/27/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/27/18

FutureWorld of Retirement, The Zombie Fiduciary, and Treating Social Security Like a Bond.

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The Three Most Important Practical Things You Must Know as a Professional Fiduciary

    The Three Most Important Practical Things You Must Know as a Professional Fiduciary

Here’s the beginning of an operational definition of what it takes to be a good fiduciary (first of three installments).

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/20/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/20/18

Legislative Odds-Making, the True Cost of Low Fees, and When “Safe” Investing Isn’t Safe.

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Exclusive Interview: NAPA President-Elect Jania Stout Explains How to Keep HSA From Cannibalizing Retirement Savings

    Exclusive Interview: NAPA President-Elect Jania Stout Explains How to Keep HSA From Cannibalizing Retirement Savings

“…anytime we are talking about disclosures, don’t make them like the lovely 404a notices. Make them simple and easy to understand. Otherwise you lose the whole point of the disclosure.”

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/13/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/13/18

Fiduciary Rule not dead yet? Tax reform means plan document update? And why the quietude on investments?

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Ongoing Debate: When (If Ever) Can a Fiduciary Legally Engage in Self-Dealing?

    Ongoing Debate: When (If Ever) Can a Fiduciary Legally Engage in Self-Dealing?

On the face of it, there appears to be little room for debate. Upon closer examination, however, the specifics of particular circumstances can muddle things up. Would you like to see what we mean by this? Here’s what you get when you ask the experts whether or not a fiduciary can ever legally engage in self-dealing.

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