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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 5/6/11

The SEC finally admits 12b-1 is a priority, The Wall Street Journal finally explains why ETFs might not be ready for prime-time and InvestmentNews finally reveals why many financial advisers won’t be impacted at all by a uniform and stronger fiduciary standard. Still, there’s one article that sets all we’ve learned the past forty years so far back you won’t believe it.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/22/11

Trending topics this week explores whether a popular investment product is a ticking time bomb or the Holy Grail of investing and connects the dots to lament over the apparent loss of a true fiduciary standard.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 4/1/11

In a week where the new Form ADV became official, we discovered it can increase fiduciary liability for 401k plan sponsors for the same reason it is supposed to help them. In the meantime, the fiduciary finger now points squarely at brokers alone, plus more news on pensions and Target Date Funds.

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How Will New ADV Part 2 Help (or Hurt) 401k Plan Sponsors?

The SEC’s new Form ADV Part 2 makes it harder for 401k Plan Sponsors to feign ignorance when it comes to conflicts of interest.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 9/3/10

From the Edsel of the mutual fund industry to the “do they really expect us to believe this” of the Fiduciary Standard war to a series of decisions in fiduciary lawsuits, discover the past weeks trending topics.

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DOL Releases New Investment Advice Rule: More (or Less?) Trouble for the 401k Fiduciary

The question now on the mind of every 401k fiduciary: Will the DOL’s new rule increase my personal fiduciary liability?

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BrightScope Talks About Its New 401k Fee Product.

A typical 401k plan fiduciary has no doubt read about this new product. Fiduciary News goes deeper to reveal answers to some of the more critical questions the astute fiduciary might have about BrightScope’s Personal Fee Report.

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Readers Select Top Fiduciary Stories of 2009: #8 The Fall of Target Date Funds

2009 exposed a much deeper problem with Target Date Funds. Pitched as the be-all-and-end-all to 401k investors, these funds fell flat on their collective face as 2008’s down market exposed them as more sizzle than steak. Washington might help, but a knee-jerk reaction to 2008 is not a good solution at all.

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Top Fiduciary Stories in 2009

The topsy-turvy 2009 provided some of the biggest fiduciary stories in years. Which do you think rates as the most important?

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Inside the Numbers: Why Every 401k Fiduciary Must Read This Report

Brightscope Co-Founder Mike Alfred reveals a piece of good news for small 401k plans and makes a surprising comment on just how important a plan’s investment menu really is – or isn’t.

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