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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/18/13

California’s lesson, 401k fee backlash and more silly academic suggestions.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 11/16/12

Will retirees pay for Washington’s fiscal mismanagement? Has pinning the fiduciary onus on plan sponsors been the wrong approach all along? And more…

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401k Plan Sponsors and the Mutual Fund Expense Ratio Wild Goose Chase

Any talk of mutual fund expense ratios only diverts attention away from the true issue at hand – what are the true costs of those non-mutual fund products that make up nearly half of all 401k investments?

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Study Shocker: 9 of 10 401k Plans Exposed to Increased Conflict-of-Interest Risk

Worse, “all-in” might not be all it’s meant to be, possibly invalidating other results from the same survey. Here’s why.

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Study Reveals Five Factors That Help Lower 401k Fees

The ICI comes out with a study that makes it look easy, but what’s the catch?

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Great Info for Every 401k Plan Sponsor: Review of 401k Averages Book

Fee disclosures will become the trending topic among 401k plan sponsors and fiduciaries. It will be tempting to overweight this parameter. But if your plan has an index fund or you’ve ever contemplated using index funds, this book contains one piece of data you absolutely must have.

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Will 401k Plan Sponsors Wonder: Doth the 12b-1 Industry Protest Too Much?

Was a major financial professional organization covering up some important data in their comment letter to the SEC? Or is the industry’s 401k defense of 12b-1 fees much ado about nothing?

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Is There a 401k Fee War Brewing?

Why wait until now to bring up the three-month old blog? The bigger question, however, remains, “How should a 401k fiduciary analyze mutual fund fees?”

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3 Reasons the SEC’s New 12(b)-1 Stance May Increase 401k Fiduciary Liability

The SEC does the right thing, and some 401k fiduciaries may find they’ve been doing the wrong thing.

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3 Pointed Questions Determine If New DOL Decision on the 401k Investment-Advice Rule Increases Your Fiduciary Liability

Worried while Washington fiddles? These three vital questions might just help you determine if today’s DOL ruling will increase your personal fiduciary liability.

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