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When it Comes to Fiduciary Liability, 401k Plan Sponsors Must Determine if Bigger is Better… or Worse

    When it Comes to Fiduciary Liability, 401k Plan Sponsors Must Determine if Bigger is Better… or Worse

When the time comes for class action attorneys to scan the field for prospective litigation opportunities, they start from the biggest classes and work their way down.

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DOL Fiduciary Rule’s Conflict-of-Interest Split Personality

    DOL Fiduciary Rule’s Conflict-of-Interest Split Personality

The DOL’s new Rule both discourages and permits continued conflicts-of-interest.

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“Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

    “Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

Absent any objective definition of ‘excessive’ and ‘reasonable,’ does the Conflict-of-Interest Rule have any real meaning, or is it merely another potentially lucrative cash-flow stream for class action attorneys courtesy of your friendly neighborhood government regulator?

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A Brave New World for 401k Plans Sponsors without Conflict-of-Interest Fees

    A Brave New World for 401k Plans Sponsors without Conflict-of-Interest Fees

Without conflict-of-interest fees like 12b-1 fees and revenue sharing, the world becomes a lot simpler for 401k plan sponsors and a lot safer for plan participants.

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Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

    Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

Simply by eliminating all funds with commissions, 12b-1 fees, and revenue sharing from the 401k investment due diligence process can greatly reduce the fiduciary liability exposure to the plan sponsor.

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Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

    Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

Fee Disclosure and class-action suits have been the one-two punch that has spurred interest in greater 401k fee scrutiny.

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Six Months Later and It’s Now Clear the Current DOL Fiduciary Proposal Worsens Investor Protections

    Six Months Later and It’s Now Clear the Current DOL Fiduciary Proposal Worsens Investor Protections

Is the DOL about to give brokers everything they want?

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How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

    How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

They say less is more, and nowhere is that more true than in 401k participant fee disclosure.

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Top Ten Reasons Why 401k Participant Fee Disclosure Hurts Employees’ Retirement Prospects

If fee disclosure is a disease, education is the cure.

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Why Isn’t 401k Fee Disclosure Working?

Who needs fee disclosure when you have Jerry Schlichter?

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