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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/11/14

Gonzo accounting, fiduciary survey SNAFU and investment obviousness.

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Exclusive Interview: Industry Veteran Greg Carpenter Draws a Line Against Too Much 401k Paternalism

“If you’re comfortably middle class, you can make the 401k work as a retirement vehicle.”

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New Survey Reveals How 401k Plan Sponsors Rank 8 Hot Topics

Deloitte’s annual survey produces two shockers: One explains why annuities aren’t as popular as the press makes them out to be, the other, well…

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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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As Industry Takes Sides in SEC 12b-1 Debate, Will 401k Plan Sponsors Benefit?

As industry players take predictable sides, will 401k plan sponsors benefit from seeing how the sausage is made?

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5 Rules for the Fiduciary Seeking to Avoid the Next Madoff

We don’t need more regulation to prevent future Madoffs, we just need common sense (and, perhaps, a tad bit more enforcement of existing regulations). Here are five straightforward rules fiduciaries can follow to avoid their own personal investment Waterloo.

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Is Supreme Court About to Mislead 401k Investors & Fiduciaries?

The Supreme Court will raise the visibility of the fee structure within the investments of nearly half of all 401k plan assets. Just because the powers that be say it’s so, doesn’t necessary mean your average fiduciary can rely on the decree. Indeed, the Supreme Court of the United States appears poised rule in favor of mutual fund shareholders, yet, at the same time, mislead both 401k investors and fiduciaries.

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4 Essential Elements of Every Retirement Plan

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a booklet entitled “Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibilities.” The DOL created this publication to help Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan fiduciaries better understand their duties and obligations. Included are four “essential elements” of all retirement plans.

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10 Useful DOL Tips for Employers with Retirement Plans

Understanding fiduciary responsibilities is important for the security of a retirement plan and compliance with the law. Here are 10 tips excerpted from the United States Department of Labor booklet “Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibilities” that may be a helpful starting point.

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