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White Labeling Benefits Both 401k Sponsors and Participants

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White Labeling Benefits Both 401k Sponsors and Participants. We’ve written previously that too many investment choices can be overwhelming for retirement plan participants. One way to simplify your retirement ...

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Plan Investment Fees: Cheap Isn’t Always Best

Plan Investment Fees

Plan Investment Fees: Cheap Isn’t Always Best. “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Investing guru Warren Buffett coined this famous phrase, and it applies to a ...

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IPS (INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT) GAPS?

IPS Investment Policy Statement gaps

DOES YOUR IPS (INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT) HAVE GAPS? ASK THE LAWYER # 3 by Carol Buckmann A 2017 Callan Survey reports that 90.9% of defined contribution plans have investment policy ...

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Thinking About Managed Accounts? Read This First

Managed Account

  Thinking About Managed Accounts? Professionally managed accounts are being touted by 401(k) providers as the next best investment option since target date funds (TDFs). While they have their merits ...

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Retirement – Are Your Employees Prepared For It?

Retirement - Investment Income

Retirement – Are your employees prepared for it? 401k and 403b plan sponsors’ top priority is helping their employees accumulate adequate savings for their post-career years. Rightly so — after ...

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Stable Value Funds: Conservative, but Not Without Risk

Stable Value Fund

Stable Value Funds: Conservative, but Not Without Risk. Ah, the stable value fund. It’s been a core investment fund in most retirement plans for decades and often serves as the ...

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Proprietary Target Date Funds Dwindling in 401k Plans 

Proprietary Target Date Funds Dwindling

Proprietary Target Date Funds Dwindling in 401k Plans.  When 401k plans first became popular, many record keepers only offered proprietary investments. Driven by market demand, record keepers were forced ...

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