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The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

    The 5 Biggest Worries of 401k Plan Sponsors and What To Do About Them

When you’re not an expert in an important job that you need done, what do you do?

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A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

    A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

MEPs have the potential to do what state-sponsored plans may not be able to offer – protection under ERISA. That’s in the employees’ best interests. If many embrace this concept, September 30, 2019 may indeed signal the dawn of a new day in retirement saving. Still, due diligence remains an imperative.

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How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

    How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

Just as summer changes into fall, Reg BI will change the way all participants – investors, service providers, and 401k plan sponsors – interact with each other. These are the changes we might expect.

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What Every Company 401k Plan Fiduciary Needs to Know about MEPs

    What Every Company 401k Plan Fiduciary Needs to Know about MEPs

As we approach clarity with regards to Congressional action and/or implementation of the Trump Executive Order, we may find need to expand these MEP guidelines. Until then, though, companies in business associations where commonality exists may wish to use these ground rules when determining if a 401k MEP is the right course to take.

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Why Phyllis Borzi is Now Pessimistic On the Plight of a Uniform Fiduciary Standard

    Why Phyllis Borzi is Now Pessimistic On the Plight of a Uniform Fiduciary Standard

“In 5 years, I think investors will be considerably worse off if SEC does go forward with its proposals without substantial change.”

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What Will the Fiduciary Standard Look Like in Five Years?

    What Will the Fiduciary Standard Look Like in Five Years?

Still, if one has confidence the marketplace will drive the industry towards focusing on the best interests of clients, then a de facto fiduciary standard can emerge organically, without overt reliance on regulators.

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The SEC’s “Best Interest” Proposal – A Step Forward or a Set Back?

    The SEC’s “Best Interest” Proposal – A Step Forward or a Set Back?

We asked financial professionals across the nation for their thoughts on the SEC’s effort. As you might imagine, it’s clear Regulation Best Interest has some good points and some not-so-good points.

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Post-Mortem: How Long Will the Taste Linger?

    DOL Fiduciary Rule Post-Mortem: How Long Will the Taste Linger?

Is the DOL’s Defunct Rule a Fiduciary Obi-Wan: More Powerful Dead Than Alive?

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As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

    As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

We want to focus on the type of “nevers” that, in the heat of the moment or humdrum routine of everyday life, fiduciaries can find themselves slowly sliding down that slippery slope towards. In fact, if, as you read these, you catch yourself muttering something about “there’s always an exception,” then you’ve just discovered where that slippery slope lies.

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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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