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How Investment Theory Explains 401k Plan Sponsors’ Evolving Fiduciary Duties

A three-ring circus might get you excited but, face it, would you rather spend time trying to solve Rubik’s Cube or eating wedding cake?

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401k Plan Sponsors, Star Trek and Fiduciary Duty

    401k Plan Sponsors, <em>Star Trek</em> and Fiduciary Duty

Star Trek’s Fiduciary Rule: The needs of the many (or the client) outweigh the needs of the one (or the fiduciary).

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Institute for the Fiduciary Standard Establishes Frankel Fiduciary Prize

Let’s recognize the researchers, scholars, policymakers, regulators and tireless advocates who work to advance fiduciary principles.

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Has SEC Unfairly Rigged Its Fiduciary Questionnaire?

The SEC is asking “how do we constrain fiduciary” instead of the other way around.

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DOL Smacks 401k Adviser for 12b-1 Fiduciary Breach. Plan Sponsors Next?

An old case suddenly takes on more relevance as the DOL may have Plan Sponsors in their cross-hairs.

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Yet Another Independent Study Highlights High Conflict-of-Interest Cost to Retirement Investors

If all these researchers consistently show investors make less money going through brokers, why are brokers still in business?

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Study: SEC Fiduciary Delay Costing Retirement Investors $1 Billion per Month

Will the scandalous conclusions of this new research take the bloom off of the rose of the 401k plan?

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Is Proxy Voting a Conflict-of-Interest Trap for the ERISA Fiduciary?

At what point does acting solely for the benefit of the beneficiary cross the line into acting in behalf of one’s self-interest?

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Survey Threatens SIFMA/FSI Fiduciary Positions

There’s no turning back. The cat is out of the bag. Regulators or not, the marketplace seems to have already made the decision to adopt the fiduciary standard.

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Study Shocker: 9 of 10 401k Plans Exposed to Increased Conflict-of-Interest Risk

Worse, “all-in” might not be all it’s meant to be, possibly invalidating other results from the same survey. Here’s why.

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