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‘Fiduciary’ Is The Best Practice 401k Plan Sponsors Can No Longer Ignore

    ‘Fiduciary’ Is The Best Practice 401k Plan Sponsors Can No Longer Ignore

It’s too easy for plan sponsors to get lost in the weeds when dealing with plan minutia. Yes, “the buck stops here” reality can overwhelm many. Delegation is the key. It’s also the Achilles Heel. This is where the magic word emerges.

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Exclusive Interview: Jerry Schlichter Says 401k Plan Sponsors Should ‘Peel The Onion’ On Fees

    Exclusive Interview: Jerry Schlichter Says 401k Plan Sponsors Should ‘Peel The Onion’ On Fees

“Industry participants also argue that the rule transforms one-off transactions into fiduciary relationships in violation of the common law, but the common law of the states is divided on this, and there is a need for a federal standard regulating investment advice fiduciaries.”

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Does The New Fiduciary Rule Really ‘Level The Playing Field’?

    Does The New Fiduciary Rule Really ‘Level The Playing Field’?

For all the good intentions, however, what will happen when the rubber finally meets the road? Will the new DOL Fiduciary Rule really level the playing field?

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The Impact Of New Fiduciary Rule On 401k Plan Sponsors

    The Impact Of New Fiduciary Rule On 401k Plan Sponsors

Here’s where the greatest controversy of the new Rule, as with its predecessors, comes to a head.

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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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Will These Be The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Stories In 2024?

    Will These Be The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Stories In 2024?

If you have any experience in the retirement plan business, some predictions just write themselves. As in “an incredible feeling of déjà vu.”

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What’s The ‘Over/Under’ On The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

    What’s The ‘Over/Under’ On The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

Between the IRA Rollover matter and the redefinition of “regular services,” there is no shortage of ways to chip away at the new Rule. What might be one way we can expect to see the industry attack the Rule in front of a judge?

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Retirement Pros Sound Off On DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule

    Retirement Pros Sound Off On DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule

This broader definition of fiduciary may impose a potential hardship on a segment of the retirement industry that has been trying hard to gain a foothold in plan infrastructure.

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Exclusive Interview: Harold Evensky: Reg BI ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’

    Exclusive Interview: Harold Evensky: Reg BI ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’

“I was [once] a major skeptic of the use of annuities, I have subsequently changed my mind regarding the efficacy of low-cost fixed and variable annuities in both personal and retirement accounts.”

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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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