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As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

    As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

We want to focus on the type of “nevers” that, in the heat of the moment or humdrum routine of everyday life, fiduciaries can find themselves slowly sliding down that slippery slope towards. In fact, if, as you read these, you catch yourself muttering something about “there’s always an exception,” then you’ve just discovered where that slippery slope lies.

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7 Rules Every Professional Fiduciary Must Follow

    7 Rules Every Professional Fiduciary Must Follow

These may not be the only rules, but they rank up there as among the most practical for fiduciaries and, in some cases, for any other professional.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/27/18

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/27/18

FutureWorld of Retirement, The Zombie Fiduciary, and Treating Social Security Like a Bond.

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The Three Most Important Practical Things You Must Know as a Professional Fiduciary

    The Three Most Important Practical Things You Must Know as a Professional Fiduciary

Here’s the beginning of an operational definition of what it takes to be a good fiduciary (first of three installments).

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Ongoing Debate: When (If Ever) Can a Fiduciary Legally Engage in Self-Dealing?

    Ongoing Debate: When (If Ever) Can a Fiduciary Legally Engage in Self-Dealing?

On the face of it, there appears to be little room for debate. Upon closer examination, however, the specifics of particular circumstances can muddle things up. Would you like to see what we mean by this? Here’s what you get when you ask the experts whether or not a fiduciary can ever legally engage in self-dealing.

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Must Read for the Summer: Top Fiduciary Questions 401k Plan Sponsors Must Ask (But Sometimes Don’t)

    Must Read for the Summer: Top Fiduciary Questions 401k Plan Sponsors Must Ask (But Sometimes Don’t)

Would you rather have the nuts and bolts practical guide for what to ask or the theoretical questions that tend towards the philosophical? Most 401k plan sponsors are too busy for theory, that’s why they’ll prefer to focus on these questions.

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Exclusive Interview: Kiplinger Retirement Report Editor Rachel Sheedy Reveals the One Retirement Question People aren’t Considering But Should

    Exclusive Interview: Kiplinger Retirement Report Editor Rachel Sheedy Reveals the One Retirement Question People aren’t Considering But Should

Before one can advise investors, it’s critical one know what they’re thinking and understand why they’re thinking it.

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What Plan Sponsors Must Do To Avoid Fiduciary Liability From These 3 Common Fee Blunders

    What Plan Sponsors Must Do To Avoid Fiduciary Liability From These 3 Common Fee Blunders

Plan sponsors shouldn’t let these three common fee foibles expose them to unnecessary fiduciary liability.

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Yes, Separately Managed 401k Account Pose Risks to Plan Sponsors, But These Steps Can Reduce Their Fiduciary Liability

    Yes, Separately Managed 401k Account Pose Risks to Plan Sponsors, But These Steps Can Reduce Their Fiduciary Liability

“As more employees find their 401k accounts growing to more than one million dollars, there will be a greater desire for employees to gain greater control over their own future. Plan sponsors should become more aware of the consequences of providing these kinds of options and how best to mitigate the liability risk associated with them.”

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Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

    Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

The definition of “conflict-of-interest” has become so broadly defined as to render it useless. It’s better to focus on the one conflict-of-interest that, with very limited exceptions, fiduciaries have had to outright ban for centuries. Ironically, in contrast to this precedent, it remains the one conflict-of-interest the DOL expressly permits.

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