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Retirement plan benchmarking: are your clients making the grade?

How does your (and/or your clients’) retirement plan stack up against the competition? Are you benchmarking the program on a regular basis to see how it compares to peers? This is a valuable service that financial professionals can provide to clients. Not only does it help them identify strengths…

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DOL Fiduciary Proposal Turns Financial Professionals into ERISA Fiduciaries in Selling Investment Products

The retirement services industry is abuzz about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to amend its rules on when a person becomes an ERISA “fiduciary” by providing investment advice. Proponents of the DOL’s proposal claim that it simply requires financial professionals to act in the best…

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