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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly On Annuities In 401k Plans

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly On Annuities In 401k Plans

If the numbers don’t add up for annuities (or anything else, for that matter), where is the demand for these products coming from?

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Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

    Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

There’s not a sin in listening to radio shows sponsored by those selling gold and silver. It’s quite another thing to actually act on their “recommendation.”

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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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401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

    401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

What would it take to realize the fiduciary liability of overtly using “risk tolerance” metrics? And what can 401k plan sponsors do about it?

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The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

    The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

Flops may not be forever. They may just be good ideas before their time. If you’re going to belittle them, you best hurry, because, if you wait too long, you may just discover they aren’t flops anymore. As a result, let’s not waste any time before the shelf-life of these flops expire.

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

    Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

How do we design and administer retirement plans?

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How 401k Plan Sponsors Are Addressing The Great Resignation

    How 401k Plan Sponsors Are Addressing The Great Resignation

It’s not necessarily something that can be done at the flick of a switch, but it can be baked into the process.

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How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

    How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

If a company sees a substantial number of employees exit their firm, this can have a detrimental impact on all areas. Even the company’s 401k can be negatively affected in a number of ways.

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Why I’m Thankful for the 401k

    Why I’m Thankful for the 401k

I’m old enough to remember a world before the 401k. So distant was this anomaly in the tax code, that I, like nearly everyone else, was unaware of its existence, let alone its significance when it was formulated in 1978. What makes this more ironic was that it was my Congressman, Barber Conable, that led the way.

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