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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/5/11

As economic news overshadows regulatory news, questions arise if the same political malaise eroding markets will soon also infect any possibility of moving forward with leveling the playing field on the regulatory front.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/29/11

As the lobbyists get their Congressional minions to put the heat up on the DOL, a recent spat of investment articles accidentally show the need for a true fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/22/11

After two weeks in the Old Country, the Old Contributing Editor would prefer to have the jet lag wear off before putting pen to paper (or is it fingertip to keyboard?).

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/15/11

What’s an article look like when the editor is off discovering his roots in the Old Country?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/08/11

You’d never guess what editors come up with on a short holiday week.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/01/11

It’s a tale of two regulators. One wants to play politics while the other wants to accomplish something. Meanwhile, ETFs continue to get mixed reviews.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/24/11

Do you get the feeling a this fee talk is just sleight-of-hand? There are so many fees, no wonder why investors are confused between the fees that matter and the fees that don’t matter.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/17/11

This week we learn to ask the question: “If the regulators don’t care, why should the investors?” Which is like saying “If the police don’t care, why should the victims?” On a brighter note, John Bogle isn’t happy he’s been proven wrong.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/10/11

How many different ways can you mention “passive investing” in an article relating to 401k plans? It seems like reporters had a theme last week – and it showed up in the strangest of places.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/3/11

Just as a major brokerage firm begins to yield on its opposition to the fiduciary standard, the co-author of the bill compelling the SEC to look into it tells the regulator to lay off brokers. And that’s only the beginning. We’ve also see cracks in the cult of ETF (or is it indexing?).

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