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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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Industry Fights Hard to Exclude IRAs from Fiduciary Standard

Is this the last gasps of a dying business model whose ruins new life seems destined to find rebirth?

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Why Should 401k Plan Sponsors Care What Others Think About the Fiduciary Standard?

The result of a new J.D. Power & Associates survey poses a double jeopardy for 401k plan sponsors. In the end, though, there’s only one correct answer to the question.

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Fiduciary Standard: Backdoor Solution to 401k Plan Sponsors’ 12b-1 Problem?

On the one hand SEC Chairman Shapiro wants to “put the client first.” On the other hand, she delays addressing a conflict of interest research has shown to hurt investors. Is there a method to this madness?

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Does New Study Seal the Deal for Fiduciary Standard – or Just Warn Plan Sponsors?

This one paper almost accidentally seals the deal for the fiduciary standard, exposes the conflict-of-interest created by 12b-1 fees and, dare we say, touches the forbidden third rail of all investment research…

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Will 401k Plan Sponsors Wonder: Doth the 12b-1 Industry Protest Too Much?

Was a major financial professional organization covering up some important data in their comment letter to the SEC? Or is the industry’s 401k defense of 12b-1 fees much ado about nothing?

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