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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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SEC’s 12(b)-1 Proposal: Does It Actually Increase 401k Fiduciary Liability?

Fiduciary News interviews an industry spokesman, who, on the condition of anonymity, shares a shocking point in the SEC 12b-1 proposal that has, to date, failed to receive the media coverage one might expect.

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As Industry Takes Sides in SEC 12b-1 Debate, Will 401k Plan Sponsors Benefit?

As industry players take predictable sides, will 401k plan sponsors benefit from seeing how the sausage is made?

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Official SEC 12b-1 Fee Press Release – Regulator Seeks Public Comment (UPDATED)

The Official press release provided by the SEC asking for public comment.

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Exclusive Comments from Industry Insiders Suggest Fin-Reg’s Fiduciary Standard May Impact 401k Plan Sponsors

The adoption of a universal fiduciary standard may greatly impact how their plans operate. You might be surprised to hear what industry insiders are saying about it.

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3 Terrible Problems the New DOL Investment Advice Rule Poses to the 401k Fiduciary

Under the DOL’s proposed Investment Advice Rule, if a plan enters into a prohibited relationship with a vendor – or if an existing relationship now becomes prohibited – fiduciary liability rises. Can the 401k fiduciary afford to ignore these critical issues?

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3 Great Ways the New DOL Investment Advice Rule Helps the 401k Fiduciary

Are you breathing a sigh of relief? Commentators seem to have coalesced around several key benefits of this proposed Rule. Can you see these helping your plan’s participants?

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DOL Releases New Investment Advice Rule: More (or Less?) Trouble for the 401k Fiduciary

The question now on the mind of every 401k fiduciary: Will the DOL’s new rule increase my personal fiduciary liability?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #7 The SEC’s Statement on 12b-1 fees

SEC’s Mary Shapiro: “When it comes to 12b-1 fees, there is a need for more fundamental change than mere disclosure reforms and a name change.” FiduciaryNews’ exploration of this hot potato reveals a surprising misconception.

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3 Reasons the SEC’s New 12(b)-1 Stance May Increase 401k Fiduciary Liability

The SEC does the right thing, and some 401k fiduciaries may find they’ve been doing the wrong thing.

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