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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/6/11

The SEC finally admits 12b-1 is a priority, The Wall Street Journal finally explains why ETFs might not be ready for prime-time and InvestmentNews finally reveals why many financial advisers won’t be impacted at all by a uniform and stronger fiduciary standard. Still, there’s one article that sets all we’ve learned the past forty years so far back you won’t believe it.

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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/18/11

Just as the problems with Target Date Funds go mainstream, the GAO asks the DOL to look into disclosure rules that could torpedo annuities in 401k plans. Oh, and the House calls the SEC’s bluff.

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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/5/10

If you’ve come to Fiduciary News for the water, then this week’s trending topics is just for you. It starts with a whole list of bad investment ideas, includes the continuing dilemma of pensions and a fiduciary fight and ends with a future issue.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/24/10

While pension problems trump annuity ideas and the fiduciary fracas festers, along comes the DOL to remind us they’re still in this game.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/17/10

Find out what big PR push a certain sector of the financial industry started this week. Here’s a hint: You can thank Washington.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/10/10

What happened while you were taking Labor Day week off – whether to see the beach or to catch up on your busy workload?

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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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401k Fiduciary Warning: 3 Reasons Why Annuities May Increase Your Liability

The Arizona Republic, reporting on the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America conference in Scottsdale last week, wrote “many experts see rising use of annuities as the next innovation” in 401k plans. Who were these “experts?” Annuity salesmen?

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