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Regulation Best Interest: The Focus on Costs, Part 2
Intel Plaintiffs Challenge the Use of Alternative Asset Classes in 401(k) Plan TDFs
The Importance of Implementing Best Practice Standards for Investment Fees
Assessing the Value of Financial Advice (PDF)
Johns Hopkins University Settlement with 403(b) Participants
[Opinion] Reg Bi 'Unlikely to Be Implemented'
[Opinion] Michael Kitces and Alan Moore Plan to Sue the SEC -- on XY Planning's Dime
Can Employee Agreements Mitigate ERISA Fiduciary Exposure?
[Opinion] Why XY Planning Network Is Suing The SEC Over Reg BI
ERISA Fiduciary Acts May Include Failing to Accurately Advise Plan Participants and Beneficiaries
Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring a 3(38) 401(k) Retirement Plan Adviser
MIT, 401(k) Participants Reach Settlement 4 Days Before Trial Set to Start
Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court, Sends Fiduciary Dispute to Arbitration
Supreme Court Amicus Brief Shows How High the Stakes Really Are for the Future of ERISA's 'Actual Knowledge' Requirement
Potential Unknown Risks for Plan Sponsors
SEC Faces Second Lawsuit Over Reg BI, This Time from Fee-Only Financial Planners
States Sue to Stop Regulation Best Interest
[Opinion] Attorneys General Wrong About SEC Regulation Best Interest
Best Practices for Plan Sponsors, Part 11
Seven States and D.C. Aggressively Challenge Reg BI
States Sue the SEC to Stop Reg BI
Ninth Circuit Greenlights Individual Arbitration Provisions in ERISA Plan Documents
Fiduciary Lessons from DOL's Win in Employee Stock Case (PDF)
How Reg BI Changes the Fiduciary Landscape for the 401(k) Plan Sponsor
The Problem with Bonds in a Retirement Portfolio
Ninth Circuit Overrules 35-Year-Old Authority, Concludes ERISA Claims Subject to Mandatory Arbitration
[Guidance Overview] Overview of the SEC's 'Regulation Best Interest' and Form CRS
Ninth Circuit Permits Arbitration in Case Alleging ERISA Fiduciary Breach
MIT Motions Mostly Fall Short, Fiduciary Suit Set for Trial
Pursue Fiduciary Risk Assurance Backward
A Tale of Two Fiduciaries
Seventh Circuit Holds Accelerated Withdrawal Liability Assessment Cannot Be Decelerated
The Future is Now: SCOTUS and Putnam Investments, LLC v. Brotherston
[Guidance Overview] SEC Applies Fiduciary Duties Analysis to Voting Obligations
Federal Court Certifies Class in Multiple-Plan ERISA Challenge to Health Plan and Retirement Plan Fees
Reducing Exposure to 401(k) Plan Class Action Litigation
Fiduciary Responsibility and Mutual Fund Fees
Lawsuit Accuses H-E-B of Mismanaging Employee Retirement Plan
Pitfalls to Avoid When Replacing 401(k) Plan Investments
The Hidden Danger of Over-Diversification: Fiduciary Advisers Must Warn Employees
Does Changing 401(k) Plan Investments Help Employees?
Groups Urge Supreme Court Not to Undermine Value of Plan Disclosures
Arbitration Ruling Piques Sponsors' Interest
The Beginning of the End for 401(k) Class Actions? Ninth Circuit Enforces Individual Arbitration
Ninth Circuit Overturns Precedent and Sends ERISA Claims to Individual Arbitration
Deep Dive Into the SEC's Investment Advice Rule Package (PDF)
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Three ERISA Cases This Fall
[Opinion] Amicus Brief of Employer Organizations to Supreme Court in ERISA Statue of Limitations Case
Attorney Jerry Schlichter Rattles Fidelity in MIT 401(k) Lawsuit
Another TDF Targeted With Fiduciary Suit
Can the SEC and DOL Sing in Harmony?
Recent Decisions Cast Doubt on Stock Drop as a Basis to State a Claim Against ESOP Trustee
[Guidance Overview] Regulation Best Interest: The Focus on Costs, Part 1
Standard of Care for Rollover Advice
[Opinion] Did the Business Roundtable Just Break a Fiduciary Oath?
Fiduciary Breaches: When Do Multiple Investment Options Become Too Many?
Securing Retirement Savings: 401(k) Plan Cybersecurity
Federal Government Advocates Industry-Friendly Position in ESOP Stock Drop Supreme Court Case
Striking Down Decades-Old Precedent, Ninth Circuit Rules That ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims May Be Arbitrated
Ninth Circuit Reverses Itself and Finds That at Least Some ERISA Claims Can Be Compelled to Arbitration
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