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As Brokers Cheer, Advisers Sound Off on DOL 401k Fiduciary Capitulation

The Fiduciary Standard is American as motherhood, apple pie and Quaker Oatmeal.

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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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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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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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DOL Transcript Shows a True Fiduciary Friend as Phyllis Borzi Brooks No Bull

Several early reports suggested the DOL appeared ready to compromise their fiduciary principles by harmonizing with other agencies. The transcript reveals a surprising reality.

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Transcript of Phyllis Borzi’s Opening Remarks at March Fiduciary Hearings

For all the public comments offered at the DOL’s Public Hearing on the definition of the Definition of Fiduciary, perhaps the most important statement was the one offered by Assistant Secretary to open the hearings.

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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: #6 The Department of Labor’s Abrupt Shift on 401k Advice

Many feel the DOL rightly reversed earlier rules that allowed for too many potential conflicts-of-interest. But, will any new DOL guidelines only encourage a “cookie-cutter” approach, doing the investor more harm than good?

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