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“Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

    “Excessive” 401k Fees Often in the Eye of the Fund Holder

Absent any objective definition of ‘excessive’ and ‘reasonable,’ does the Conflict-of-Interest Rule have any real meaning, or is it merely another potentially lucrative cash-flow stream for class action attorneys courtesy of your friendly neighborhood government regulator?

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Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

    Media Short-Cuts on Expense Ratios Can Misdirect 401k Fiduciary Due Diligence

Simply by eliminating all funds with commissions, 12b-1 fees, and revenue sharing from the 401k investment due diligence process can greatly reduce the fiduciary liability exposure to the plan sponsor.

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Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

    Will Increased 401k Fee Scrutiny Trump DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule?

Fee Disclosure and class-action suits have been the one-two punch that has spurred interest in greater 401k fee scrutiny.

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How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

    How to Improve 401k Participant Fee Disclosure

They say less is more, and nowhere is that more true than in 401k participant fee disclosure.

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Top Ten Reasons Why 401k Participant Fee Disclosure Hurts Employees’ Retirement Prospects

If fee disclosure is a disease, education is the cure.

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Why Isn’t 401k Fee Disclosure Working?

Who needs fee disclosure when you have Jerry Schlichter?

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12b-1 Fees/Revenue Sharing Add to 401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Liability Woes

In some distant future, what fossilized evidence of poor judgment will come back to haunt unsuspecting 401k plan sponsors.

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The Best Way Plan Sponsors Should Pay Fees for 401k Fiduciary Advice

Someone who visits the doctor for a regular check-up pays more than someone who doesn’t. Guess which one is healthier.

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401k Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Alert: Conflicts-of-Interest More Important than Mutual Fund Expense Ratios

It’s not the operating costs, it’s the shareholder fees. They’ll get you every time.

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DOL Proposed 401k Fee Roadmap: Merely Ineffective or A Major Plan Sponsor Sandtrap?

“A one-pager can really let the sun shine on the industry.”

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