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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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Three Options to Consider for Nondiscrimination Testing in a Merger Situation



Preparation has always been an important characteristic of my eight-year-old son. Ever since he was born he has always had an old soul and has been preparing for adulthood. Just the other day, we were grocery shopping and he requested to pick out his own tooth paste. He was looking for a tube of…

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