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Fund Fees Plunge! Thank the Investors
This Retirement Investing Tool Actually Might Be Working
DOL Not Budging on Fiduciary Rule Comment Period
[Guidance Overview] DOL's Re-Proposed Fiduciary Definition Widely Prohibits Personalized Investment Assistance Even If the Assistance Is in Customer's Best Interest
[Guidance Overview] The New Fiduciary Regulation Proposal, Part I: All It Was Cracked Up to Be? (PDF)
Execs See Fiduciary Proposal as Complicated, Costly
Fidelity Asks IRS to Modify or Withdraw Guidance on Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
[Opinion] A House Divided?
[Guidance Overview] DOL Proposes Sweeping Expansion of Fiduciary Duty Rules
Seven Ways You Can Mess Up Your Required Minimum Distribution
Ibbotson Target Date Report 1Q 2015 (PDF)
Asset Location for Stocks in a Brokerage Account Versus IRA Depends on Time Horizon
[Opinion] Watered-Down Fiduciary Rule May Be the Best Case Scenario for Investors
[Guidance Overview] DOL Fiduciary Rule Includes Carve-Out for Investment Education (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Details of DOL's New Proposed Rules Defining Fiduciary Investment Advice
[Guidance Overview] Limited Relief Provided by Carve-Outs and Exemptions in DOL's New Conflict of Interest Proposal
[Guidance Overview] DOL Reproposes Expanded ERISA Fiduciary Definition and Revised Complex of Exemptions
[Opinion] Yes, Millennials, Please Invest in Your 401(k)
EBRI 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey: Having a Retirement Savings Plan Is a Key Factor in Americans' Retirement Confidence
[Guidance Overview] DOL Proposes New Rules Defining Fiduciary Investment Advice
[Guidance Overview] IRS Changes Rules for Correcting Common 401(k) and 403(b) Plan Errors
Custom Target Date Options: A Higher Hurdle (PDF)
[Opinion] Why Exactly DOL's Latest Action Is So Shocking to So Many Brokers
IRS Clarification Requested for Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
IRS EPCU Project Finds Problems with 401(k) Plan Forms 5500
[Opinion] Memo to Industry: Get Behind Fiduciary Rule
[Guidance Overview] DOL's Expansion of the Definition of Investment Advice (or 'Fiduciary')
[Guidance Overview] 2015 Proposed Revisions to Existing Prohibited Transaction Exemptions (PDF)
DOL's Fiduciary Advice Definition Proposal: The Regulatory Impact Analysis (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Proposed DOL Regs Include Major Changes to Fiduciary Advice Definition (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Is Your Rollover Business at Risk Under Proposed Fiduciary Plan?
Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Plan Loans and Loan Defaults
Simplifying Choices in Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Design
[Opinion] Save Our Retirement Coalition's Initial Statement on Rule Protecting Americans' Retirement Savings
Safe-Harbor Leveraging for Small Business, Top-Heavy Retirement Plans
[Guidance Overview] DOL Fiduciary Rule to Revamp Regulation of Advice to Plans and IRAs
[Guidance Overview] DOL Re-Proposes ERISA Fiduciary Rule (PDF)
One-Third of Plan Participants Are Giving Away Free Money ... Are You?
[Guidance Overview] Definition of the Term 'Fiduciary' -- DOL 'Conflict of Interest' Rule (PDF)
Using Data Analytics to Find Pieces of the Participant Outcomes Puzzle
Worried About Fiduciary Rule? Two Options for Brokers
[Opinion] Watering Down the Fiduciary Standard?
[Guidance Overview] DOL Proposes New Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Advisors
[Guidance Overview] Game Changer: A First Look at the DOL's 2015 Conflict of Interest Proposal (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Eases Correction Methods for Common 401(k)/403(b) Plan Failures (PDF)
Brokers Selling IRAs Face Tougher Rules in Obama-Backed Plan
[Guidance Overview] Text of DOL Regulatory Impact Analysis: Fiduciary Investment Advice (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed Amendment to and Proposed Partial Revocation of PTE 84-24 for Certain Transactions Involving Insurance Agents and Brokers, Pension Consultants, Insurance Companies and Investment Company Principal Underwriters (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed Amendments to Class Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83 and 83-1 (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed Amendment to and Proposed Partial Revocation of PTE 86-128 for Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers; Proposed Amendment to and Proposed Partial Revocation of PTE 75-1, Exemptions from Prohibitions Respecting Certain Classes of Transactions Involving Employee Benefits Plans and Certain Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers and Banks (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed Amendment to PTE 75-1, Exemptions from Prohibitions Respecting Certain Classes of Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Certain Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers and Banks (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed PTE for Principal Transactions in Certain Debt Securities Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Proposed Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption: 'Best Interest Contract Exemption' (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of DOL Proposed Regs: Definition of Fiduciary; Conflict of Interest Rule for Retirement Investments
BenefitsLink Collection of Prior Commentary on the Fiduciary Definition/Standard for Investment Advice
Today's Important Step to Strengthen Retirement Security
Top Ten Reasons Why 401(k) Participant Fee Disclosure Hurts Employees' Retirement Prospects
What You Need To Know About 401(k) Money Market Fund Changes
DOL Set to Propose Tighter Broker Standards
DOL, SEC Tag-Teaming Investment Managers on Enforcement

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