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What Are 401k Plan Sponsors Talking About Right Now?

    What Are 401k Plan Sponsors Talking About Right Now?

Just as these changes come bearing down, so, too, does a need for greater hand holding. Pressures within the provider industry, however, appear to be reducing the number of available hands.

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Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

    Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

Should the platform offer ESG doesn’t necessarily mean good news for the 401k plan sponsor. Including ESG funds might introduce other risks.

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The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

    The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

Flops may not be forever. They may just be good ideas before their time. If you’re going to belittle them, you best hurry, because, if you wait too long, you may just discover they aren’t flops anymore. As a result, let’s not waste any time before the shelf-life of these flops expire.

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Exclusive Interview: In A Sneak Preview, Phyllis Borzi Speaks Frankly On ESG And Projected Income Mandate

    Exclusive Interview: In A Sneak Preview, Phyllis Borzi Speaks Frankly On ESG And Projected Income Mandate

“Encouraging lifetime income distributions was one of my major initiatives at DOL and my biggest regret was that I was not able to move the ball forward as much as I wanted during my time there.” Here she explains why.

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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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The DOL’s New Back To The Future “ESG” (a.k.a. “Fiduciary”) Rule

    The DOL’s New Back To The Future “ESG” (a.k.a. “Fiduciary”) Rule

This has long been demanded of fiduciaries. Nearly two centuries ago in Harvard College v. Amory, the Massachusetts court promulgated what has become known as the “prudent man rule.”

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Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

    Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

ESG isn’t going away. There’s no way of telling if it’s a mood ring or a diamond ring. One thing is eminently clear: ESG is a product that people want right now. This complicates life for the retirement plan fiduciary.

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ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

    ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

The most pertinent issue may not be the fiduciary imperative, but the marketing imperative. This makes things extremely difficult for the 401k plan sponsor who may sometimes confuse which has priority. Here’s an example of why a plan sponsor might be concerned.

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A Fiduciary Approach to Alternative Investments: Friend or Fad?

    A Fiduciary Approach to Alternative Investments: Friend or Fad?

But is that a chance a fiduciary should take with someone else’s money? The answer is so obvious the question should not have to be asked.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/14/19

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/14/19

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