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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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5 Major Advantages 401k Plans Have Over Pension Plans

    5 Major Advantages 401k Plans Have Over Pension Plans

For all the rose-colored eyes that have a created a legend flawless certitude concerning memories of a time that never existed, pension plans simply can’t measure up to 401k plans.

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The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

    The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

Herein lies the potential for a direct conflict of interest. This applies generally to all proxy voting in commingled portfolios.

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Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

    Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

Since actively managed funds have lagged index funds, does this case put their continued use in ERISA plans at risk?

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Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

    Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

On the face of it, American Airlines seemed to follow its documented process. So, what did the company do wrong?

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These Classic Movies (Unknowingly?) Promote The Fiduciary Standard

    These Classic Movies (Unknowingly?) Promote The Fiduciary Standard

It seems like each decade produces a major box office hit that exudes fiduciary. This whole “best interest” thing seems to have caught on in Tinseltown. More recent movies have added a good dose of the “honesty” part of fiduciary.

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I 💖 Fiduciary

    I 💖 Fiduciary

All kidding aside, Valentine’s Day is more than cards, candy, and Cupid. It’s about renewing a vow to treat each other with the highest fiduciary standard.

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The Irony Of Taxing 401k Plans To Save Social Security

    The Irony Of Taxing 401k Plans To Save Social Security

Worse, if the “alternatives” alluded to by the paper entail government backed programs like Social Security, this could have a debilitating impact on encouraging people to be responsible for funding their own retirement.

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401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

    401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

Plan sponsors need to think about it in these terms: Does it make sense to have a pork-belly ETF on a 401k investment menu? How about orange futures?

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