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A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

    A Company Fiduciary Must Ask These Questions Before Joining a 401k MEP

MEPs have the potential to do what state-sponsored plans may not be able to offer – protection under ERISA. That’s in the employees’ best interests. If many embrace this concept, September 30, 2019 may indeed signal the dawn of a new day in retirement saving. Still, due diligence remains an imperative.

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Exclusive Interview: Ric Edelman Says Reg BI “Unlikely to be Implemented”

    Exclusive Interview: Ric Edelman Says Reg BI “Unlikely to be Implemented”

“The SEC’s Regulation BI is terribly disappointing. It not only fails to protect consumers; it actually makes the situation worse… The confusion that will ensue will be very damaging to investors nationwide.”

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How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

    How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401k Plan Sponsor

Just as summer changes into fall, Reg BI will change the way all participants – investors, service providers, and 401k plan sponsors – interact with each other. These are the changes we might expect.

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The Hidden Danger of Over-Diversification: Why 401k Plan Sponsors Must Demand Fiduciary Advisers Teach Employees When Too Much is Too Much

    The Hidden Danger of Over-Diversification: Why 401k Plan Sponsors Must Demand Fiduciary Advisers Teach Employees When Too Much is Too Much

The bottom-line is employees may be setting themselves up not only for failure, but for a costly failure. This is why it’s vitally important for employees to understand more than just the simple objective and class of the mutual funds they own.

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Did Business Roundtable Just Break a Fiduciary Oath?

    Did Business Roundtable Just Break a Fiduciary Oath?

The prevailing consensus has been corporate executives work for their owners (i.e., shareholders). That all changed on August 19, 2019. What are the fiduciary implications?

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What Do Most 401k Plan Sponsors Use: a 3(38) or a 3(21) Adviser?

    What Do Most 401k Plan Sponsors Use: a 3(38) or a 3(21) Adviser?

If you think this evolution is amazing, just wait until you see what changes come about once the 401kMEP starts ramping up.

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This is How 401k Plan Sponsors Get Education Answers to These Three F-Words

    This is How 401k Plan Sponsors Get Education Answers to These Three F-Words

401k plan sponsors have a renewed focus on the three F-words of offering employee retirement benefits: Fiduciary, Fees, and Financial Wellness. Here’s how plan sponsors answer questions related to each of these three F-words.

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What Will Replace “Fiduciary”?

    What Will Replace “Fiduciary”?

Regulators (including the DOL) seem intent on splitting the baby in half by allowing two incompatible business models – one fiduciary with no self-dealing fees, the other non-fiduciary with conflict-of-interest fees – to coexist within the same market. Does this mean “fiduciary” has lost its inherent advantage?

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What are 401k Plan Sponsors Interested in Most Right Now?

    What are 401k Plan Sponsors Interested in Most Right Now?

Here’s quick read with a surprise reveal. Can you find it?

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Does “Fiduciary” Matter Anymore?

    Does “Fiduciary” Matter Anymore?

Was “fiduciary” done in by over-saturation? Or was it the victim of a super successful negative campaign? Or is there something missing in our analysis?

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