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What Every 401k Fiduciary Should Know About Target Date Funds

While one might ask why it took this product 50 years to become popular, a better question might be why had the product failed to spark much interest during those decades.

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A Hidden Fiduciary Liability for Plan Sponsors: The Five Most Critical Problems with Target Date Funds

These vast unknowns inherent with Target Date Funds have perhaps created a new fiduciary liability where none previously existed.

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401k Plan Sponsor Lament: Are Target Date Funds the Edsel of the Mutual Fund Industry?

“I selected the Target Date Funds to reduce my fiduciary liability. Are you telling me this actually raises my fiduciary liability?” The panel merely looked at each other and laughed.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/10/10

What happened while you were taking Labor Day week off – whether to see the beach or to catch up on your busy workload?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/3/10

From the Edsel of the mutual fund industry to the “do they really expect us to believe this” of the Fiduciary Standard war to a series of decisions in fiduciary lawsuits, discover the past weeks trending topics.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/27/10

Too busy for last week’s news? Here’s a quick synopsis of the major news events and trends impacting the ERISA plan fiduciary.

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Exclusive Interview with BrightScope’s Mike Alfred: Most 401k Plan Sponsors “Have No Idea…”

Why some target date investors should be furious, why expecting 401k plan sponsors to comment on a change they don’t understand would be asking far too much and just see what he says about 12b-1 fees.

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #8 The Fall of Target Date Funds

2009 exposed a much deeper problem with Target Date Funds. Pitched as the be-all-and-end-all to 401k investors, these funds fell flat on their collective face as 2008’s down market exposed them as more sizzle than steak. Washington might help, but a knee-jerk reaction to 2008 is not a good solution at all.

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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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3 Pointed Questions Determine If New DOL Decision on the 401k Investment-Advice Rule Increases Your Fiduciary Liability

Worried while Washington fiddles? These three vital questions might just help you determine if today’s DOL ruling will increase your personal fiduciary liability.

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