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A Brave New World for 401k Plans Sponsors without Conflict-of-Interest Fees

    A Brave New World for 401k Plans Sponsors without Conflict-of-Interest Fees

Without conflict-of-interest fees like 12b-1 fees and revenue sharing, the world becomes a lot simpler for 401k plan sponsors and a lot safer for plan participants.

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Industry Thought-Leaders: 401k MEPs as Safe as Any Other 401k Plan

“MEPs are less susceptible thanks to their size and their often use of multiple providers.” “MEPs really are a great solution for employers, especially small employers.”

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Exclusive Interview: Frontline Producer Explains Controversial 401k Documentary – The Bad

In that drive for ratings points, producers often – willingly or unwillingly – must make a pact with the devil.

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401k Plan Sponsor Warning: DOL May Sacrifice Fee Purity for Fee Transparency

A simple example shows how liability can increase when using 12b-1 and revenue sharing fees.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/23/12

What’s up with the anti-401k conspiracy? Is the DOL about to cave of the Fiduciary Rule?

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Due Diligence has New Vanguard “Low-Cost” Product Opening to Mixed Reviews

Lesson: Always read the fine print. If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/16/11

The battle of public pensions begins with an attack on the 401k as the 401k industry digs in its heels against the DOL Fiduciary Rule while many anticipate sticker shock from the looming Fee Disclosure Rule.

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Santa’s 2011 401k Nice and Naughty List

In a Season of Traditions we proudly begin a new tradition, one in keeping with our mission to celebrate fiduciary (with a dash of mirth).

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/9/11

The downsizing of the Fiduciary Standard, an Orwellian porcine view of fees and yet another search for the Holy Investment Option Grail.

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Should 401k Plan Sponsors Sell Their Souls for One-Stop-Shopping?

Are the purported lower fees of bundling real, or are they a figment of some marketing department’s imagination? Worse, are bundled services really a fiduciary trap?

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