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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/30/11

Last week seemed a lot like 1968,… and not because mindless protesters were making the news.

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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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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/5/11

As economic news overshadows regulatory news, questions arise if the same political malaise eroding markets will soon also infect any possibility of moving forward with leveling the playing field on the regulatory front.

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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 7/01/11

It’s a tale of two regulators. One wants to play politics while the other wants to accomplish something. Meanwhile, ETFs continue to get mixed reviews.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/24/11

Do you get the feeling a this fee talk is just sleight-of-hand? There are so many fees, no wonder why investors are confused between the fees that matter and the fees that don’t matter.

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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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Does Pending Appeal Decision Doom 401k Plan Sponsors?

Many 401k plan sponsors aren’t aware of fee creep and how it exposes them to greater fiduciary liability. One plan’s ignorance cost it nearly a half million dollars in personal damages.

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How Should a 401k Plan Sponsor Construct an Appropriate Investment Policy Statement?

For those who believe an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) for an ERISA retirement plan helps reduce fiduciary liability, here’s a nine step process for creating a strong IPS.

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