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Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

    Should A 401k Plan Sponsor Take On The Additional Fiduciary Liability Associated With Retirees?

The decision to retain and service company retirees appears (at first blush at least) to be a no-brainer. But that includes a very important assumption.

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Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

    Do 401k Plan Sponsor Have Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employees In Retirement?

If you think the web of fiduciary duties is complex in a 401k plan that focuses on getting employees to save for retirement, imagine how much more intricate it becomes if the plan also has to cater to retired employees.

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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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Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

    Exclusive Interview: Larry Starr Explains “Galactically Stupid,” 3% Math, and More!

Interested to know why small plans are different? What the dumbest retirement idea in the past 10 years was? What the most successful concept was? Read all about it in this article.

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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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Exclusive Interview: Nevin Adams on “Fake Research” and Underreported Good News

    Exclusive Interview: Nevin Adams on “Fake Research” and Underreported Good News

When is a “problem” not really a problem? And what can be better than success, even if no one knows about it.

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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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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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