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401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Question: Is ESG an Investment Strategy, a Fad, or a Political Football?

    401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Question: Is ESG an Investment Strategy, a Fad, or a Political Football?

More worrisome to 401k plan sponsors is the potential demand for ESG investments on the part of plan participants who may be driven toward these investment products not for investment performance, but to “make a statement.”

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/30/22

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/30/22

Fiduciary redefined, fiduciary defined by fees, and investment history and the fiduciary.

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Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Plan Participants

    Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Plan Participants

To address this requires employers to do more than having a periodic “employee education” meeting. While these can help (see the previous article), more need to be done. Plan sponsors need to consider how they (and, more importantly, their service providers) deliver messages to plan participants.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/23/22

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/23/22

Lean news, business practice oddities, and baseball.

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Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Education Providers

    Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Education Providers

Not only does the typical plan sponsor not have investing in employee education as a high priority, but they also likely don’t have the wherewithal to monitor the consistency of how the provider runs the education program.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/16/22

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/16/22

Lotsa talk (but no action yet), a fee “I told you so,” and redefining investing.

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Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Investment Providers

    Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Investment Providers

It’s clear that 401k plan sponsors ought to educate themselves when it comes to managing their investment provider relationship. This is the broadest fiduciary liability risk area. If plan sponsors don’t pay close attention, they may find themselves gasping for air.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/9/22

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/9/22

Taking their time, birds of a feather, and Tontine Tuesday.

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Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Recordkeepers

    Top Issues (And Their Solutions) 401k Plan Sponsors Have With Recordkeepers

Nobody’s perfect. It’s unfair to expect recordkeepers to be. Everyone makes mistakes—even recordkeepers. The problem is what happens when a mistake occurs.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/2/22

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/2/22

Mickey Mantle’s rookie card, state-sponsored aggression, and ESG chickens coming how to roost.

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