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What a Fiduciary Should Know: Down and Dirty with “Clean” Shares

    What a Fiduciary Should Know: Down and Dirty with “Clean” Shares

It will be important for 401k plan sponsors to get down and dirty when it comes to understanding the fiduciary liability implications of “clean” shares and their equivalent. Furthermore, since the most successful class action suits have involved different share classes of the same fund, you can be sure the introduction of “clean” shares will catch the eyes of your not-so-friendly neighborhood class action attorney.

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Exclusive Interview with David Huntley and Joseph Valletta: Plan Sponsors Need Template to Identify Fees

    Exclusive Interview with David Huntley and Joseph Valletta: Plan Sponsors Need Template to Identify Fees

“Benchmarking your plan’s fees is important step to carrying out your fiduciary responsibilities.”

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Did DOL Fiduciary Rule FAQ Just Fire Warning Shot at Target Date Fund/Index Fund Fees?

    Did DOL Fiduciary Rule FAQ Just Fire Warning Shot at Target Date Fund/Index Fund Fees?

How much effort does it really take for ongoing monitoring of an index fund or a target date fund? And does that justify the fees advisers typically charge? And is this why the DOL inserted that reference in Q5 of the Fiduciary FAQ?

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“Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

    “Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

Absent any objective definition of ‘excessive’ and ‘reasonable,’ does the Conflict-of-Interest Rule have any real meaning, or is it merely another potentially lucrative cash-flow stream for class action attorneys courtesy of your friendly neighborhood government regulator?

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Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

    Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

Simply by eliminating all funds with commissions, 12b-1 fees, and revenue sharing from the 401k investment due diligence process can greatly reduce the fiduciary liability exposure to the plan sponsor.

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Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

    Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

Fee Disclosure and class-action suits have been the one-two punch that has spurred interest in greater 401k fee scrutiny.

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How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

    How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

They say less is more, and nowhere is that more true than in 401k participant fee disclosure.

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Top Ten Reasons Why 401k Participant Fee Disclosure Hurts Employees’ Retirement Prospects

If fee disclosure is a disease, education is the cure.

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Why Isn’t 401k Fee Disclosure Working?

Who needs fee disclosure when you have Jerry Schlichter?

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12b-1 Fees/Revenue Sharing Add to 401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Liability Woes

In some distant future, what fossilized evidence of poor judgment will come back to haunt unsuspecting 401k plan sponsors.

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