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Why Every 401k Fiduciary Should Redefine Risk as What Happens When You Miss Your Goal

Volatility simply can’t be used to measure risk because it contains components both of risk and reward. Here’s a better way to measure true investor peril.

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80% Salary Replacement Rule: Origins and Exceptions for 401k Retirement Savers to Consider

The Rule dates back to the early years of the Reagan administration and has been updated annually for the past three decades.

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The Best Investment Advice 401k Investors Will Ever Receive

Here’s a win-win idea for both 401k investors and their fiduciaries.

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The Most Compelling Challenges in 401k Education

Isn’t it best to know this at age 25 – not 65?

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Investment Risk and the 401k Fiduciary: An Overview of Components

To best understand what is wrong with the misuse of investment “risk tolerance,” we need to understand these components of risk.

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How Should a 401k Plan Sponsor Construct an Appropriate Investment Policy Statement?

For those who believe an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) for an ERISA retirement plan helps reduce fiduciary liability, here’s a nine step process for creating a strong IPS.

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Fiduciary Checklist: Target Date Problems vs. DOL Proposed Rule

It’s not like folks hid their Target Date Fund gripes. The question is: Was the DOL on target with its new disclosure rules?

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Options for 401k Plan Sponsors: Alternatives to Target Date Funds

It is this latter case that may expose the unsuspecting fiduciary to greater liability. ERISA plan sponsors interested in reducing their fiduciary liability must stay up-to-date on these developments.

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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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