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The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

    The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

Herein lies the potential for a direct conflict of interest. This applies generally to all proxy voting in commingled portfolios.

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Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

    Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

Since actively managed funds have lagged index funds, does this case put their continued use in ERISA plans at risk?

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Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

    Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

On the face of it, American Airlines seemed to follow its documented process. So, what did the company do wrong?

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401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

    401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

To make the procedure more agonizing, the transition away from Chevron may feel like death by a thousand cuts. But the snail-like process of the courts has its benefits.

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IBM’s New 401k Match Policy Isn’t What You Think

    IBM’s New 401k Match Policy Isn’t What You Think

Eliminating the match and investing a large portion of retirement savings in bonds creates a risk. It may cause the retirement savings to go down in flames.

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Is ESG Investing A Problem For Fiduciary Duty?

    Is ESG Investing A Problem For Fiduciary Duty?

The Biden Rule, like the Trump Rule, does not encourage or discourage the use of ESG criteria when selecting investments. This allows fiduciaries to either adopt ESG principles or ignore them.

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Will DOL’s New ESG Fiduciary Rule Change How 401k Plan Sponsors Pick Investments?

    Will DOL’s New ESG Fiduciary Rule Change How 401k Plan Sponsors Pick Investments?

Unlike previous definitions, this version takes a definitive step towards allowing plan sponsors to forgo traditional financial measures. Rather than relying on extensive academic studies, this new Rule represents a certain leap of faith.

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60/40 Really Is Dead, And Here’s The Reason Why That No One Is Saying

    60/40 Really Is Dead, And Here’s The Reason Why That No One Is Saying

Among the tactics introduced by behavioral finance is the notion of “framing.” For individuals, however, it’s much easier to understand things if they are reframed into “buckets” representing specific individual goals.

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