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Tag Archives: Fiduciary Best Practices

Congressman Says 401(k) Participants Need Independent Advice


According to this article in InvestmentNews, Rep. Robert Andrews, D-N.J. spoke earlier today at a Barclays Global Investors event in New York and said believes that 401(k) system would be strengthened by providing participants with with independent investment advice.

04/07/2009 Tagged , ,

Fiduciary Process is Lacking


Here's a good article about a recent study that was conducted by Drinker Biddle & Reath, Grant Thornton LLP, and Plan Sponsor Advisors.

03/17/2009 Tagged ,

Uncovering Conflicts When Hiring A Retirement Plan Advisor


As described in my email interview with Fred Reish, one of the biggest problems plan fiduciaries often encounter is identifying or uncovering conflicts of interest that may cloud the objectivity of their service providers.

01/12/2009 Tagged , ,

It Can’t Happen To Me, Right?


Here's a recent press release from the Department of Labor website. The president (and fiduciary) of a Michigan company, Dr. James Johnson, is being sued by the DoL for failing to remit employee contributions to the company's plan in a reasonable time frame.

12/30/2008 Tagged , ,

Ignorance Is NOT Bliss: The Sad State of 401(k) Fee Disclosure (And What You Can Do About It)


Generally speaking, the economics of retirement plans is screwed up and has been for years. Despite the fact that just about every 401(k) provider I now meet claims to have been a long-time proponent of full disclosure, the retirement plan industry has really fallen short of providing clear and easy-to-understand information.

12/29/2008 Tagged , ,

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