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

New research suggests a better way to communicate critical investment information.

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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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401k Plan Sponsors Beware: Are You Lighting a Match in the Powder Room Despite 1995 Study?

The two conducted simulations and discovered they can fully explain the Equity Premium Puzzle if investors look at their portfolios on an annual basis. Here’s how it works.

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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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3 Pointed Questions Determine If New DOL Decision on the 401k Investment-Advice Rule Increases Your Fiduciary Liability

Worried while Washington fiddles? These three vital questions might just help you determine if today’s DOL ruling will increase your personal fiduciary liability.

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