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Have The DOL’s Fiduciary Efforts Made Things Worse?

    Have The DOL’s Fiduciary Efforts Made Things Worse?

Let’s not just blame certification providers. Government agencies responsible for monitoring and enforcement are also responsible for market confusion and the dilution of the “fiduciary” standard.

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401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Fears Differ From Retirement Advisers Concerns

    401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Fears Differ From Retirement Advisers Concerns

Documentation, due diligence, and other formal compliance matters are critical to reducing the fiduciary liability of 401k plan sponsors. But ultimately, they are responsible for safeguarding the assets of plan participants.

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SECURE 2.0: Over-Hyped or Game-Changer?

    SECURE 2.0: Over-Hyped or Game-Changer?

We asked retirement advisors from across the country whether they felt SECURE 2.0 had been over-hyped or represented a game changer. Here’s what they said on a few key issues.

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5 Regulatory Issues That Worry Retirement Pros

    5 Regulatory Issues That Worry Retirement Pros

Here are five regulatory worries for those on the front lines: the professionals who devote their careers to helping improve the retirement prospects of others.

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Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

    Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

Should the platform offer ESG doesn’t necessarily mean good news for the 401k plan sponsor. Including ESG funds might introduce other risks.

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Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

    Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

If you’re a fiduciary of the acquiring plan, you want to make sure you’re not burdened with any unknown liabilities. If you’re a fiduciary of the acquired plan, you want to make sure the merger process doesn’t introduce new liabilities.

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Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

    Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

If you think the web of fiduciary duties is complex in a 401k plan that focuses on getting employees to save for retirement, imagine how much more intricate it becomes if the plan also has to cater to retired employees.

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How Do You Prep For The Coming IRA Rollover Fiduciary Rule?

    How Do You Prep For The Coming IRA Rollover Fiduciary Rule?

In a nutshell, what was initially considered a “pick me because you like me” decision on the part of the prospect has been reframed as a “pick me because I sold you investments” decision. It’s a subtle distinction, but it drives the difference between a fiduciary act and a non-fiduciary act.

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DOL Updates Fiduciary Rule Guidelines – What Changed?

    DOL Updates Fiduciary Rule Guidelines – What Changed?

Although the Rule appears to be directed primarily at service providers, plan sponsors still have a fiduciary duty to monitor plan compliance, and that includes complying with the demands of this new rule.

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Fiduciary Fear And Loathing In The World Of ERISA

    Fiduciary Fear And Loathing In The World Of ERISA

Thoughtleaders with the veteran experience to sift through the noise and separate the wheat of solid trends from the chaff of tiresome fads. Accurately discerning between the two can mean the difference between long-term sustainability and irretrievably sunk costs.

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