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5 Key Due Diligence Differences Between Analyzing CITs Risks And Analyzing Mutual Fund Risks Every 401k Fiduciary Must Know

    5 Key Due Diligence Differences Between Analyzing CITs Risks And Analyzing Mutual Fund Risks Every 401k Fiduciary Must Know

Today, in reading some of the headlines, you’d think they’re greater than sliced bread. They may be. They may not be. Still, there are differences, and 401k plans sponsors would benefit from practicing the utmost in due diligence when determining if CITs are the right fit for their plan.

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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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After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

    After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

The conflicts-of-interest inherent in selecting proprietary funds are apparent. Less so are the criteria used to determine what a suitable process might be.

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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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Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

    Exclusive Interview: Spencer Williams Says Post Separation Leakage “A Huge Problem”

In theory, 401k plans were always intended to be highly portable, but that’s not what happened. “Portability” only evolved to the extent that the most-attractive balances were picked off and rolled over to IRAs, and everyone else was left holding the bag.

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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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