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Is the DOL about to give brokers everything they want?
“Price (fees) are a component of value. There are many other components that make up value and the relative weight will vary from plan to plan.”
Borzi’s rise, crying brokers & the coming Fiduciary battle
In many ways, the fallout of the Merrill Rule made this debate what it is today.
Why wait until now to bring up the three-month old blog? The bigger question, however, remains, “How should a 401k fiduciary analyze mutual fund fees?”
Sometimes something that appears too good to be true really is. Professionals have long known the potential pitfalls of ETFs. Only recently have these facts become more widely known. Don’t be surprised if, like a tube of toothpaste, squeezing one problem away only creates a bulge in a different problem.
The DOL admits, due to the number of variables involved, there’s no easy way to calculate the fees and expenses paid by your 401(k) plan. You might be surprised who the DOL suggests trying to find the answers to the following ten questions from.