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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/9/11

The downsizing of the Fiduciary Standard, an Orwellian porcine view of fees and yet another search for the Holy Investment Option Grail.

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Study Shocker: 9 of 10 401k Plans Exposed to Increased Conflict-of-Interest Risk

Worse, “all-in” might not be all it’s meant to be, possibly invalidating other results from the same survey. Here’s why.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/18/11

Will new Fiduciary Rule complicate bundling, new study suggests how to reduce fees, making 401k plan option menus simpler, the new retirement age and more…

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Avoiding Decision Paralysis: How to Create the Ideal 401k Plan Option Menu

Life may or may not be a box of chocolates, but what we learn from that box can help plan sponsors and the typical ERISA fiduciary build a better 401k plan.

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Professional Advisors Sound Off on Ideal Number of 401k Plan Options

There’s a surprising consensus among financial professionals regarding how many options a 401k plan menu should offer – and it may surprise to discover what it is.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/21/11

The pendulum again swings in favor of the fiduciary standard as the DOL threatens to come after service providers regarding questionable fees. In the meantime, the battle between Modern Portfolio Theory and Behavioral-based solutions gets hotter.

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How Many Investment Options Should 401k Plan Sponsors Offer?

A better question: Why don’t enough 401k plan sponsors ask this important fiduciary question?

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Why Risk Doesn’t Matter to the ERISA Fiduciary

First the bad news: The client isn’t always right. Now the worse news: If you listen to the client you’ve just bitten off a chunk of fiduciary liability. How did you get in this mess in the first place?

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10 Questions the DOL Wants the ERISA Fiduciary to Ask About 401k Fees

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.

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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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