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Exclusive Interview: Luis Aguilar On SEC/DOL Harmonization And Continuing Fiduciary Confusion

    Exclusive Interview: Luis Aguilar On SEC/DOL Harmonization And Continuing Fiduciary Confusion

“Perhaps the continued confusion can be expected given that the term ‘best interest’ is not defined in Reg BI and the word ‘fiduciary’ is not used in defining the new standard. It makes it harder to understand.”

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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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When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

    When It Comes To Fees, How Does A 401k Fiduciary Measure Value?

Clearly, you wouldn’t pay more for 2 apples if you could get 3 for the same price, but would you pay more to get 2 oranges instead?

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Exclusive Interview: Ron Surz Opines on the ‘Big 3’ and ‘The Next 401k Scandal’

    Exclusive Interview: Ron Surz Opines on the ‘Big 3’ and ‘The Next 401k Scandal’

Why are there two kinds of Target Date Funds and why does that doom this particular group of people saving for retirement in their company’s 401k plan?

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The Top 5 Tactics 401k Plan Sponsors Are Failing To Take Full Advantage Of Right Now

    The Top 5 Tactics 401k Plan Sponsors Are Failing To Take Full Advantage Of Right Now

Plan sponsors can benefit from motivated employees, and the 401k plan is a tool to achieve this motivation. What precisely can plan sponsors offer in addition to the usual company match to make their 401k plan more enticing, more attractive, more motivating?

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Here’s Why A Good Fiduciary Is Not Always 100% Invested In Equities

    Here’s Why A Good Fiduciary Is Not Always 100% Invested In Equities

While some may consider this heresy, the best option for a fiduciary managing a portfolio is to include a consistent percentage of assets outside the equity markets and in assets that preserve capital.

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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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Why Is There No Consensus On What ‘ESG’ Means?

    Why Is There No Consensus On What ‘ESG’ Means?

It is the world we inhabit right now. Your company is good for the world because you say so. And no one can legitimately argue with your feelings.

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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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Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power Says 401k PEPs Showing “Upmarket Surprise”

    Exclusive Interview: Terrance Power Says 401k PEPs Showing “Upmarket Surprise”

In the coming ascendency of 401k PEPs, here’s what might surprise you, and here’s what might disappoint you.

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