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

This week sees more on the part of the BD industry trying to pit the DOL against the SEC, the revelation of an interesting “opt-out” feature in the new DOL financial definition that may invalidate the entire effort and a surprise response from the SEC.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 3/4/11

Whether you’re a plan sponsor of a defined contribution plan like a 401k or a defined benefit plan, this past week contained news you could use – or at least have on your radar.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/25/11

This week was an important week for plan sponsors worried whether their 401k decision would come back to bite them. Yet, despite the media blather, one quote stands out as the ultimate truth. We’ve got it for you here.

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Is the 401k DOA? Time to Bring Back Pensions? Fiduciary Implications for Corporate Plan Sponsors

Maybe we can learn something from Madison’s protesting public employee unions. Maybe there’s something more to being a fiduciary. Something even the DOL doesn’t tell us.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 1/7/11

The major media tries to say something on the industry and falls flat. Meanwhile, the industry journalists write about things that matter, but only insiders read.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/31/10

An otherwise quiet news week produces a flurry of stories on one single under-reported issue: coincidence or not?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 12/17/10

Is this the week that signaled the beginning of the bond bubble bust? What ETFs need to be a game changer. Why can’t brokers survive serving smaller clients while advisers don’t have any problem? A new twist in the pension problem surfaces.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/19/10

Join us in giving thanks to all the news that 401k plans generate. There’s a special gem this week – maybe a hint at how the SEC will rule on the fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/12/10

An expected study reveals ETFs may be more dangerous than originally thought – and the nearly trillion dollar industry tries to shoot holes in it. Meanwhile, are we taking a giant step backward in reforming 12b-1 fees and the fiduciary standard?

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/5/10

If you’ve come to Fiduciary News for the water, then this week’s trending topics is just for you. It starts with a whole list of bad investment ideas, includes the continuing dilemma of pensions and a fiduciary fight and ends with a future issue.

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