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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/27/11

It was a bad week for fans of pensions, ETFs and annuities. At least we had Babe Ruth to save us.

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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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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/1/10

Out of The Fiduciary Forum comes a startling revelation – one that may change the way regulators regulate and the way fiduciaries seek to reduce their liability.

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3 Reasons to Outlaw Index Investing Right Now (and One Selfish Reason Not To) in 5 Acts

Has index investing become the soma of savers? Does it place employees – and the markets – in harm’s way? By extension, has the 401k fiduciary now assumed a greater liability?

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DOL Releases New Investment Advice Rule: More (or Less?) Trouble for the 401k Fiduciary

The question now on the mind of every 401k fiduciary: Will the DOL’s new rule increase my personal fiduciary liability?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #9 New Research Reveals When Active Beats Passive

With the decline of Modern Portfolio Theory as the default operative model, sophisticated investors seek the Holy Grail – the theoretical basis for determining when active will beat passive and when passive will be active. Has it now been found?

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Does the “Lost Decade” Signal the End of Passive Investing?

Awful returns suggest investors should have shunned equities during the century’s first decade. Or do they? A closer examination reveals a surprising conclusion, one that might upset the fastest growing segment of the financial industry.

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Top Fiduciary Stories in 2009

The topsy-turvy 2009 provided some of the biggest fiduciary stories in years. Which do you think rates as the most important?

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New Research Reveals When Active Beats Passive

Want to know when Active Beats Passive? A Journal of Investing study may just have the answer.

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