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Great Info for Every 401k Plan Sponsor: Review of 401k Averages Book

Fee disclosures will become the trending topic among 401k plan sponsors and fiduciaries. It will be tempting to overweight this parameter. But if your plan has an index fund or you’ve ever contemplated using index funds, this book contains one piece of data you absolutely must have.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/22/11

Trending topics this week explores whether a popular investment product is a ticking time bomb or the Holy Grail of investing and connects the dots to lament over the apparent loss of a true fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/15/11

Looks like reporters might be sensing they’ve written all they can about the fight for the fiduciary standard. And speaking of standards, guess what oldie but goodie pops up as trending this week?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/8/11

For all the talk of the new definition of fiduciary and the fiduciary standard, an old favorite topic returned to trending this past week. Can you guess what it is? Here’s a hint: It impacts nearly every 401k and IRA investor.

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Does New Study Seal the Deal for Fiduciary Standard – or Just Warn Plan Sponsors?

This one paper almost accidentally seals the deal for the fiduciary standard, exposes the conflict-of-interest created by 12b-1 fees and, dare we say, touches the forbidden third rail of all investment research…

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Should What DOL’s New Regs Reveal about Most Widely Held 401k Mutual Funds Worry Plan Sponsors?

The question remains: Do the new DOL mutual fund reporting requirements merely add to the worries of 401k plan sponsors?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/31/10

An otherwise quiet news week produces a flurry of stories on one single under-reported issue: coincidence or not?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/26/10

Some surprises of shoddy reporting in what might normally be considered a quiet week. And some good reporting, too.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/19/10

Join us in giving thanks to all the news that 401k plans generate. There’s a special gem this week – maybe a hint at how the SEC will rule on the fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/29/10

If you give yourself some time to file an article you tend to be a little bit more thorough. It’s kinda like why “the fastest guns in the West” didn’t survive too long – they didn’t take the time to aim. This week’s news stories aimed well – and hit!

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