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Great Info for Every 401k Plan Sponsor: Review of 401k Averages Book

Fee disclosures will become the trending topic among 401k plan sponsors and fiduciaries. It will be tempting to overweight this parameter. But if your plan has an index fund or you’ve ever contemplated using index funds, this book contains one piece of data you absolutely must have.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/22/11

Trending topics this week explores whether a popular investment product is a ticking time bomb or the Holy Grail of investing and connects the dots to lament over the apparent loss of a true fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/15/11

Looks like reporters might be sensing they’ve written all they can about the fight for the fiduciary standard. And speaking of standards, guess what oldie but goodie pops up as trending this week?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/1/11

In a week where the new Form ADV became official, we discovered it can increase fiduciary liability for 401k plan sponsors for the same reason it is supposed to help them. In the meantime, the fiduciary finger now points squarely at brokers alone, plus more news on pensions and Target Date Funds.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/25/11

A day in the life of a fiduciary, from a foreboding dawn, to the doom of high noon, to the sun setting on an old friend, to the restless night. What a week it’s been.

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Two New Studies Suggest 401k Alive, Well and Working!

What has the average 401k participant’s account accomplished that neither public employee pensions nor several major college endowments have?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/11/11

This week sees more on the part of the BD industry trying to pit the DOL against the SEC, the revelation of an interesting “opt-out” feature in the new DOL financial definition that may invalidate the entire effort and a surprise response from the SEC.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/25/11

This week was an important week for plan sponsors worried whether their 401k decision would come back to bite them. Yet, despite the media blather, one quote stands out as the ultimate truth. We’ve got it for you here.

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Is the 401k DOA? Time to Bring Back Pensions? Fiduciary Implications for Corporate Plan Sponsors

Maybe we can learn something from Madison’s protesting public employee unions. Maybe there’s something more to being a fiduciary. Something even the DOL doesn’t tell us.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/18/11

This week say more positioning on the fiduciary standard, the return of the annuity debate, continued heckling of 401k plans and some important regulatory news.Target d

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