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The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

    The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

Herein lies the potential for a direct conflict of interest. This applies generally to all proxy voting in commingled portfolios.

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Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

    Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

Since actively managed funds have lagged index funds, does this case put their continued use in ERISA plans at risk?

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Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

    Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

On the face of it, American Airlines seemed to follow its documented process. So, what did the company do wrong?

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401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

    401k Fiduciary Warning: This Is How The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Might Impact The Retirement Plan Industry

To make the procedure more agonizing, the transition away from Chevron may feel like death by a thousand cuts. But the snail-like process of the courts has its benefits.

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What Professional Fiduciary’s Really Think Are 401k Plan Sponsors’ Biggest Challenge

    What Professional Fiduciary’s Really Think Are 401k Plan Sponsors’ Biggest Challenge

The root of these broader fiduciary concerns lies within the domain of compliance. Everything derives from what the regulators require, what any DOL audit might look at, and what might pique the interest of class-action attorneys.

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How Stock Pickers Incorporate (Or Don’t) ESG And Stay Within Their Fiduciary Duty To Clients

    How Stock Pickers Incorporate (Or Don’t) ESG And Stay Within Their Fiduciary Duty To Clients

While this might ruffle the feathers of ESG activists, those responsible for the day-to-day work of picking stocks have the real-world experience to fully understand where Buffett is coming from.

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Is ESG Investing A Problem For Fiduciary Duty?

    Is ESG Investing A Problem For Fiduciary Duty?

The Biden Rule, like the Trump Rule, does not encourage or discourage the use of ESG criteria when selecting investments. This allows fiduciaries to either adopt ESG principles or ignore them.

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Will DOL’s New ESG Fiduciary Rule Change How 401k Plan Sponsors Pick Investments?

    Will DOL’s New ESG Fiduciary Rule Change How 401k Plan Sponsors Pick Investments?

Unlike previous definitions, this version takes a definitive step towards allowing plan sponsors to forgo traditional financial measures. Rather than relying on extensive academic studies, this new Rule represents a certain leap of faith.

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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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