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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/16/11

Has the SEC screwed the pooch regarding the uniform fiduciary standard? Will the same politics infect the DOL’s proposed Fiduciary Rule and Fee Disclosure Rule?

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Industry Fights Hard to Exclude IRAs from Fiduciary Standard

Is this the last gasps of a dying business model whose ruins new life seems destined to find rebirth?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/2/11

As the fight shift from adopting a fiduciary standard to redefining “fiduciary,” we learn the fee-counters might be counting the chickens before they’re hatched.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/26/11

A week with compliance news coming in from all sides. What issue will have the greatest impact?

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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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Which Fiduciary “Cost” Matters Most: The Broker’s or the Retirement Investor’s?

Both sides of the fiduciary debate suggest their view reduces retirement investor costs. They can’t both be right. Luckily, the marketplace offers a real testing ground, leaving only one question: Who does the DOL protect – the industry or the investor?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/29/11

As the lobbyists get their Congressional minions to put the heat up on the DOL, a recent spat of investment articles accidentally show the need for a true fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/08/11

You’d never guess what editors come up with on a short holiday week.

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Momentum Builds to Place IRAs Under Fiduciary Umbrella

Having no idea what the fiduciary means, and worse, not caring, most IRA R/O investors are sheep heading for their (financial) slaughter. Not anymore, if the DOL’s Phyllis Borzi has her way.

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Ex-Employees Who Don’t Rollover – Will 401k Fees Increase Plan Sponsor Liability?

Unfortunately, 401k plan sponsors cannot serve two masters – the existing employees and the former employees. Here’s why.

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