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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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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/3/11

Just as a major brokerage firm begins to yield on its opposition to the fiduciary standard, the co-author of the bill compelling the SEC to look into it tells the regulator to lay off brokers. And that’s only the beginning. We’ve also see cracks in the cult of ETF (or is it indexing?).

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How Babe Ruth Can Help 401k Plan Sponsors Teach Employees the Most Important Thing They Need to Know

Time diversification remains controversial, but here’s why the practitioners have one up on the academics.

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The Best Way 401k Plan Sponsors can Offer Total Return Options

Data here reveals the amazing truth about the success of total return investing. So, what’s a plan sponsor to do?

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