- Are We At a “Tipping Point’ in ERISA Fiduciary Litigation?
- Unintended Consequences: Financial Advisers and Potential Liability Issues Under State Fiduciary Laws
- Don’t Poke the Bear: Nevada Rains on Anti-Fiduciary Rule Parade
- Transparency Is the Best Sunlight: Four Due Diligence Questions Plan Sponsors and Plan Participants Should Ask
- Sleeping With the Enemy: DOL’s Betrayal of Plan Participants and Retirees
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As I went through my daily social media review, I noticed a post indicating that DOL Secretary Acosta has indicated that the DOL is ready to enforce the department’s new fiduciary rule (“Rule”). Excuse me if I’m skeptical, given the … Continue reading
Transparency Is the Best Sunlight: Four Due Diligence Questions Plan Sponsors and Plan Participants Should Ask
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. – Justice Brandeis The ongoing attempts by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Congress to delay or completely reverse the DOL’s fiduciary rule sends a clear message to pension plan sponsors and plan participants – … Continue reading
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. – Winston Churchill Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. – Aldoux Huxley Ask any investor … Continue reading
August 11, 2017 Open Letter to the Office of Management and Budget Re: Department of Labor’s Request for Additional Delay of Full Fiduciary Rule The Department of Labor recently filed a request to delay the full effectiveness of the Department’s … Continue reading
The vast majority of active managers are unable to produce excess returns that cover their costs.1 I recently posted an article discussing a brilliant complaint that was filed in connection with a new 401(k) excessive fees/breach of fiduciary duties action. … Continue reading
A Better Mousetrap?: A New Format for Plaintiffs’ Complaints in ERISA Fiduciary Breach/Excessive Fee Cases?
My two most recent posts on this blog have dealt with recent decisions involving ERISA fiduciary breach cases alleging excessive fees in 401(k) plans. To avoid a possible false sense of security within the investment industry, the posts also discussed … Continue reading
With a portion of the DOL’s new fiduciary rule scheduled to go into effect at midnight tonight, there are still some unanswered questions with regard to how some key terms will be interpreted. The key terms in question are primarily … Continue reading