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SEC’s 12(b)-1 Proposal: Does It Actually Increase 401k Fiduciary Liability?

Fiduciary News interviews an industry spokesman, who, on the condition of anonymity, shares a shocking point in the SEC 12b-1 proposal that has, to date, failed to receive the media coverage one might expect.

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10 Useful Web-Sites for 401k Plan Sponsors & Any ERISA Fiduciary

A handful of web-sites have sprung up offering useful information geared specifically to 401k plan sponsors and fiduciaries. These 10 past our test as the best.

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4 Liability Reducing Strategies for Today’s 401k Plan Sponsor (Part II)

These three issues linger like a ticking time bomb. They’re out there. They’re going to go off at some point. We just don’t know when. Plan fiduciaries need to get ready for them.

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Will 401k World Change by Fall? 3 Pressing Regulatory Issues 401k Plan Sponsors Need to Know Right Now (Part I of II)

These next three months may prove a watershed for 401k plan sponsors as new rules will dramatically alter how 401k plan sponsors manage their companies’ retirement plans.

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9 Free On-Line DOL Resources for 401k Plan Sponsors

Where’s the best place for the 401k plan sponsor to go for free help on their fiduciary duties and responsibilities?

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Is the Fiduciary Standard Enough? 3 Critical Fiduciary Duties Every ERISA Plan Sponsor Must Know

Will Congress, the SEC and the DOL upgrade the current fiduciary standard to the trust model used by bank trust departments so successfully for more than a century?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #6 The Department of Labor’s Abrupt Shift on 401k Advice

Many feel the DOL rightly reversed earlier rules that allowed for too many potential conflicts-of-interest. But, will any new DOL guidelines only encourage a “cookie-cutter” approach, doing the investor more harm than good?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #7 The SEC’s Statement on 12b-1 fees

SEC’s Mary Shapiro: “When it comes to 12b-1 fees, there is a need for more fundamental change than mere disclosure reforms and a name change.” FiduciaryNews’ exploration of this hot potato reveals a surprising misconception.

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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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Michael Krause of AltaVista Research Explains the Evolution of Indexing

If the evolution of indexing over the decades tells us anything, it tells us today’s budding index products “are not your father’s” index.

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