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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/26/11

A week with compliance news coming in from all sides. What issue will have the greatest impact?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/12/11

With Congress in recess, the anti-fiduciary lobbyists have moved to major media outlets. Meanwhile, we’re continually discovering government regulation too often produces Rube Goldberg fiascos like target-date funds.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 7/01/11

It’s a tale of two regulators. One wants to play politics while the other wants to accomplish something. Meanwhile, ETFs continue to get mixed reviews.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/24/11

Do you get the feeling a this fee talk is just sleight-of-hand? There are so many fees, no wonder why investors are confused between the fees that matter and the fees that don’t matter.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/17/11

This week we learn to ask the question: “If the regulators don’t care, why should the investors?” Which is like saying “If the police don’t care, why should the victims?” On a brighter note, John Bogle isn’t happy he’s been proven wrong.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/10/11

How many different ways can you mention “passive investing” in an article relating to 401k plans? It seems like reporters had a theme last week – and it showed up in the strangest of places.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/3/11

Just as a major brokerage firm begins to yield on its opposition to the fiduciary standard, the co-author of the bill compelling the SEC to look into it tells the regulator to lay off brokers. And that’s only the beginning. We’ve also see cracks in the cult of ETF (or is it indexing?).

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/27/11

It was a bad week for fans of pensions, ETFs and annuities. At least we had Babe Ruth to save us.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/20/11

This week features more bad news from Washington for fiduciary fans, the surprising return of the investment debate, the overly simplistic matter of fees and continued dour forebodings regarding pension plans.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/13/11

What popular investment products appears poised to be the next one to self-destruct? A strange occurrence in Washington bodes ill for the Fiduciary Standard – but does it really matter? Meanwhile, we learn the costs of two generations of lost public pension policy – from a third world country!

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