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Exclusive Interview: Fred Reish says DOL “Conflicted” Over Conflict-of-Interest Rule Appeal

    Exclusive Interview: Fred Reish says DOL “Conflicted” Over Conflict-of-Interest Rule Appeal

One of the nation’s top ERISA attorneys tells us even if the Fiduciary Duty is dead, it’s not. The only question is which part will remain alive and which part with wither on the vine. Fred Reish has an idea, and he tells us here.

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Exclusive Interview: Ary Rosenbaum says Scottrade Still on the Hook Despite 5th Circuit Ruling

    Exclusive Interview: Ary Rosenbaum says Scottrade Still on the Hook Despite 5th Circuit Ruling

Prolific ERISA attorney shares his views on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule and the direction the industry is headed in.

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Exclusive Interview: David Levine: 401k Plan Sponsors Must Separate These Fiduciary Rule Facts from Fiction

    Exclusive Interview: David Levine: 401k Plan Sponsors Must Separate These Fiduciary Rule Facts from Fiction

“This uncertainty can be very challenging for plan sponsors. If I have to give some basic words of advice to plan sponsors, I simply say ‘stop and take a breath.’”

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Exclusive Interview: Harold Evensky on Fiduciary: The Name is the Game

    Exclusive Interview: Harold Evensky on Fiduciary: The Name is the Game

“There is no practical difference between ‘adviser’ and ‘advisor’ in the eyes of the customer. Both suggest a level of relationship well beyond the standard of a brokerage relationship.”

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Exclusive Interview: Ted Beck – 401k Process Must Be Demystified

    Exclusive Interview: Ted Beck – 401k Process Must Be Demystified

I am behind any idea that puts savings on autopilot and takes a lot of thought out of it. Take for example every time we get a raise in our salary. We should automatically have our savings contributions adjust accordingly when that happens.

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Exclusive Interview: DCALTA’s Jonathan Epstein Explains How You Might be More Familiar with Alternative Investments Than You Think

    Exclusive Interview: DCALTA’s Jonathan Epstein Explains How You Might be More Familiar with Alternative Investments Than You Think

“Casting a wider investment net on asset classes and alternative strategies, especially those that are designed to reduce risk, as increasing a sponsor’s fiduciary liability. That seems to be the misnomer, that the term ‘alternatives’ assimilates to higher risk or higher cost investments.”

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Exclusive Interview: Barbara Roper Says Mere Disclosure Inadequate for Fiduciary Advice

    Exclusive Interview: Barbara Roper Says Mere Disclosure Inadequate for Fiduciary Advice

For that to work, however, it’s not enough to change the titles brokers use – to make them call their sales representatives “salespeople” and call their services “sales recommendations” – you’d also have to completely change the way they market themselves so that their marketing messages are consistent with their regulatory status.

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Ted Talks! The Benna401k Comes Alive

    Ted Talks! The Benna401k Comes Alive

The primary reasons for small businesses that you don’t offer 401k plans are cost, complexity, and liability exposure. The traditional 401k plan has a lot of baggage rolled to those areas. It’s complicated. It’s definitely not easy. For local business of 10 to 15 employees that have so many different things they have to deal with, they just aren’t in position to want to have to deal with the baggage with the 401k plan.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Ted Benna One-on-One

Benna expertly explains why small businesses face nearly insurmountable obstacles when it comes to establishing a 401k, America’s preferred retirement savings vehicle. He then shows how to re-frame existing retirement plan vehicles in a way that small business owners and employees will find more appealing.

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Exclusive Interview: Dale Neibert Explains 21st Century 401k Plan Design

    Exclusive Interview: Dale Neibert Explains 21st Century 401k Plan Design

If you want to understand how sophisticated plan sponsors think, you need to talk to sophisticated plan sponsors. For many years, Dale Neibert served as part of a two-man operation that headed one of the nation’s most sophisticated 401k plans. He explains how this plan sponsor incorporated advance behavioral finance techniques, and how it avoided some of today’s most dangerous fads.

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