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These Least Critical 401k Fiduciary Duties Might Surprise You

    These Least Critical 401k Fiduciary Duties Might Surprise You

By far, there’s almost universal agreement that 401k fiduciaries should be less concerned about investment performance than you might have seen a generation ago. Why is this so?

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Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

    Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

There’s not a sin in listening to radio shows sponsored by those selling gold and silver. It’s quite another thing to actually act on their “recommendation.”

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Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

    Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

Despite the better intentions of finance professors a generation ago, the market regularly fails the efficiency test. The scary reality is not a question of what degree of market inefficiency exists, it’s that market inefficiency exists at all. And that can harm investors.

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Exclusive Interview: Vic Ricciardi Says “Status Quo” Bias Thwarts Broader Acceptance of Behavioral Finance

    Exclusive Interview: Vic Ricciardi Says “Status Quo” Bias Thwarts Broader Acceptance of Behavioral Finance

Why are financial professionals more likely to embrace behavioral finance and how can this help the average investor?

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Rethinking Performance Standards (Part I – The Fatal Flaw)

    Rethinking Performance Standards (Part I – The Fatal Flaw)

Worse, those held accountable for the potential damage of the flaw are not these detached organizations, but the professionals implicitly promoting the festering error – regular people ranging from bank trustees hired to guard the interests of beneficiaries to retirement plan sponsors and trustees responsible for protecting their employees.

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The Five Killer Concepts that Most Confuse Retirement Savers

    The Five Killer Concepts that Most Confuse Retirement Savers

Each of these is dripping with overtones from the lessons of behavioral finance.

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A Growing Fiduciary Concern: Have “State-of-the-Art” Investment Menus Backfired?

    A Growing Fiduciary Concern: Have “State-of-the-Art” Investment Menus Backfired?

Keeping the investment option menu simple not only increases the odds employees will retire in comfort, it also helps reduce fiduciary liability for plan sponsors.

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Investing vs. Saving – Why the 401k Fiduciary Must Emphasize Only One

On the Road to Success, discovering the critical steps is often more important than the length of your stride.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/20/14

Fiduciary Facts, Fee Faux Pas and Ignorant Investing

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