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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/17/11

This week we learn to ask the question: “If the regulators don’t care, why should the investors?” Which is like saying “If the police don’t care, why should the victims?” On a brighter note, John Bogle isn’t happy he’s been proven wrong.

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ICI Memo Reveals What the Industry Wants the ERISA/401k Fiduciary to Disclose

One of the biggest liability risks facing the ERISA/401k plan fiduciary derive from the inability to properly disclose and educate plan participants. The primary reason for this gap may be due to lack of specifics from the DOL regarding plan document contents and distribution of key information to participants. The suggestions offered by the ICI should help remedy this gap.

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