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3 Ways 401k Plan Sponsors Can Help Employees Make Better Investment Decisions

The research has been around for more than a decade. Why do regulators and the industry ignore it?

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Risk and the 401k Investor: How Plan Sponsors Can Avoid Misleading Employees

Here are three easy practices a 401k plan fiduciary can implement to avoid one of the common investing mistakes identified by researchers in the field of behavioral finance.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/26/10

Some surprises of shoddy reporting in what might normally be considered a quiet week. And some good reporting, too.

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How to Nudge 401k Participation Higher

Recent studies suggest employees are better off with 401k plans than with tradition pensions. Here’s how plan sponsors can take advantage of behavioral economics research to make 401k plans even better.

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Exclusive Interview with Stanford Professor Charles Lee: Why Fees May be Less Important to 401k Plan Sponsors

Professor Lee’s research exposes two myths that make it critical for 401k plan sponsors to fully vet all the relevant research as part of their standard due diligence process.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/22/10

Just as we get the fallout from the new DOL fee disclosure rule, the DOL hits 401k Plan Sponsors with another whammy – a new definition of Fiduciary.

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Exclusive Interview with Yale’s Daylian Cain: Just a Sugar Pill? Disclosure’s “Ah-Ha!” Moment

Right now, disclosure is often a boiler-plate after thought, printed in fine-print legalese, not the sort of alarm-bell regulators assume it to be. If a fiduciary knowingly relies on this false siren, what are the risks?

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3 Reasons to Outlaw Index Investing Right Now (and One Selfish Reason Not To) in 5 Acts

Has index investing become the soma of savers? Does it place employees – and the markets – in harm’s way? By extension, has the 401k fiduciary now assumed a greater liability?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #9 New Research Reveals When Active Beats Passive

With the decline of Modern Portfolio Theory as the default operative model, sophisticated investors seek the Holy Grail – the theoretical basis for determining when active will beat passive and when passive will be active. Has it now been found?

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Does the “Lost Decade” Signal the End of Passive Investing?

Awful returns suggest investors should have shunned equities during the century’s first decade. Or do they? A closer examination reveals a surprising conclusion, one that might upset the fastest growing segment of the financial industry.

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