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Janus Henderson

April 9, 2021

What’s New in Fiduciary Breach Cases?

Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto expects two issues – Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) and the types of investments offered on plan menus – to be part of the next generation of potential fiduciary failures and lawsuits.

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BMO Global Asset Management

March 25, 2021

Can I Invest My IRA In This?

Tom Kurinsky of Millenium Trust discusses the ins and outs of holding these alternative assets in IRAs and how you can advise your clients on integrating these investments into their portfolios.

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Franklin Templeton

March 23, 2021

Time for Social Security’s Shot in the Arm

Gail Buckner, Franklin Templeton personal retirement and financial planning strategist, shares her thoughts on how the pandemic has affected a key source of income for many elderly Americans—Social Security—and why it’s time to take action to shore up the program.

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Morningstar

January 22, 2021

When Diversification Backfires

Your investment plan lineup is not a buffet table–the dangers of naïve diversification. There are times when the general principle of diversification can work against investors

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Wells Fargo Asset Management

October 15, 2020

Blind Spots in the Retirement Space

Nate Miles, Head of Retirement at Wells Fargo Asset Management, reveals three retirement blind spots that he and his team have noticed in conversations with defined contribution plan sponsors, their consultants, and advisors.

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Morningstar

September 2, 2020

The Four Levels of Income

By John Rekenthaler’s count, there are four primary varieties of “income”. They are growth, presevation, erosion, and exit.

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Morningstar

June 26, 2020

Don’t Blame Retail Investors for Stocks’ Volatility

A longtime adage among fund providers is that retail investors are more desirable than institutions, as not only will retail investors pay higher fees, but they also provide relatively “sticky” assets that will stay with funds through long periods of mediocre performance. Once again, everyday shareholders are heterogeneous.

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Morningstar

June 19, 2020

Private Equity in 401(k) Plans: More Smoke Than Fire

To my surprise, private equity fund executives convinced the Department of Labor to issue a letter, dated June 3, 2020, approving the use of private equity investments within 401(k) plans. If the private equity funds are selected judiciously and used appropriately, wrote the Department, plan sponsors will not “violate the fiduciary’s duties under section 403 and 404 of ERISA.”

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Interactive Advisors

June 4, 2020

What to Do When Your Employer Cuts 401(K) Matching Funds

401(k) matching is often one of the first things on the chopping block, and the 401(k) matching rules are clear. Unless the matching is part of a union contract, companies have the right to slash or eliminate matching, even mid year. This applies to both traditional 01k plans and the safe harbor 401(k) plans more popular with small businesses.

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