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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 1/23/15

Unexpected silence, a leaked memo, and crazy investing ideas.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 1/24/14

DOL aims its sites, is the brokerage model going extinct? and the problems with bonds

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401k Fiduciary Liability in a Multi-Vendor Environment

The best interests of the 401k participants will always trump convenience and cost.

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Exclusive Interview with Tamar Frankel: DOL Should Return to ERISA’s Original Definition of Fiduciary

The DOL changed the original ERISA definition of Fiduciary to exempt marginal players. Those players are no longer marginal.

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Stunning Academic Study May Cause DOL to Retain Original Proposal for Fiduciary Definition

To the extent regulation improves efficiencies, there will always be winners and losers. Those who don’t benefit will always oppose the change.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/12/11

With Congress in recess, the anti-fiduciary lobbyists have moved to major media outlets. Meanwhile, we’re continually discovering government regulation too often produces Rube Goldberg fiascos like target-date funds.

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3 Terrible Problems the New DOL Investment Advice Rule Poses to the 401k Fiduciary

Under the DOL’s proposed Investment Advice Rule, if a plan enters into a prohibited relationship with a vendor – or if an existing relationship now becomes prohibited – fiduciary liability rises. Can the 401k fiduciary afford to ignore these critical issues?

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3 Great Ways the New DOL Investment Advice Rule Helps the 401k Fiduciary

Are you breathing a sigh of relief? Commentators seem to have coalesced around several key benefits of this proposed Rule. Can you see these helping your plan’s participants?

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #7 The SEC’s Statement on 12b-1 fees

SEC’s Mary Shapiro: “When it comes to 12b-1 fees, there is a need for more fundamental change than mere disclosure reforms and a name change.” FiduciaryNews’ exploration of this hot potato reveals a surprising misconception.

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Top Fiduciary Stories in 2009

The topsy-turvy 2009 provided some of the biggest fiduciary stories in years. Which do you think rates as the most important?

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