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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/3/20

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/3/20

More compliance that matters, a new Fiduciary Rule, and investments that don’t matter

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ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

    ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

The most pertinent issue may not be the fiduciary imperative, but the marketing imperative. This makes things extremely difficult for the 401k plan sponsor who may sometimes confuse which has priority. Here’s an example of why a plan sponsor might be concerned.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/26/20

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/26/20

Common sense at the DOL? Throwing in the Fiduciary Towel? & Ain’t It Nice To Be Talking Investing Again?

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401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

    401k Plan Sponsors Look Before You Leap – Do MEPs Really Reduce Fees?

Do you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions – or do you only think you know the answers to the most important MEP/PEP questions?

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/19/20

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/19/20

Rockin’ regulators, fightin’ fiduciaries, and investment nobody is asking for.

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Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

    Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

“That is one of the key weaknesses of the SEC’s Reg BI. It allows brokers to claim they are working in an investor’s best interest without being held to a legal duty of loyalty”

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/12/20

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/12/20

IRS on the move! Recordkeeping fees under attack! And investing is back?

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Make Employees Aware of Age-Based Social Security Risk

If plan sponsors want to alleviate retirement angst among plan participants, they need to ensure they provide full transparency regarding factors that extend beyond the plan. Plan sponsors have an obligation to explain their retirement benefits within the context of these outside factors.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/5/20

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/5/20

Pension problems redux, Fiduciary Rule redux, and 1929 redux.

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Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

    Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

Despite the better intentions of finance professors a generation ago, the market regularly fails the efficiency test. The scary reality is not a question of what degree of market inefficiency exists, it’s that market inefficiency exists at all. And that can harm investors.

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