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Michael Kreps: The DOL is allowing states to set up automatic enrollment for IRAs without triggering ERISA rules. This is setting up an unfair advantages.

401(k) industry howls as DOL lets state governments become DC providers with advantageous exemptions
Multiple employer plans' under states will have economies of scale, fewer rules, while ERISA bars private firms from banding together

Thursday 12.10.15
Bing Waldert: They can go to the guy they trust and just use that person.

Report: 'Brother-in-law' dabblers are giving 401(k) ground slowly to specialists in $1.3 trillion market
Some RIAs disagree with Cerulli's pessimism and say DOL is having its effect with small employers seeking real experts to provide 401(k)s to employees

Thursday 9.17.15
Jason Furman's memo: The proposal allows businesses to continue using existing, conflicted business models but requires that they adopt additional consumers protections such as ensuring advisors follow a best interest standard.

The White House puts its best Obamacare minds behind cleaning up the 401(k) business -- starting by issuing a withering memo
The executive branch's endorsement of the fiduciary rule is based on finding that Americans may have to work for an extra three years because of Wall Street overbilling

Friday 1.30.15
Bob Reynolds: Empower was clearly the one the first time we heard it.

The second-largest 401(k) provider drops 'Great-West' for 'Empower'
The name chosen for the second-largest retirement firm hits a mark but may face the challenge of seeming jargony

Thursday 10.30.14
Fred Reish: The object isn’t to punish people who really wanted to do the right thing.

Erring 401(k) plan advisors seek do-overs from DOL to ward off potentially crippling fines
A proposal from leading ERISA attorneys would let RIAs say mea culpa on misinterpretations and technical fouls in the wake of new fee disclosure rules

Monday 10.22.12
Joe Masterson: It's always bugged me that passive investors weren't paying their fair share.

RIAs join move to right a 401(k) wrong: Lopsided plan expenses -- a non-DOL issue
Participants using mutual funds with active management pay for their passively managed brethren; with fiduciary issues being taken for real, this is a problem

Thursday 9.20.12
Anne Tuttle:  We’re happy to see more information provided to sponsors.

How giant advice provider Financial Engines can sweep the 401(k) field -- or not
It has $53.7 billion of assets under its managed account platform, but how the new DOL disclosure rules, competition from Morningstar and Schwab's bet on GuidedChoice play out will be very telling

Tuesday 5.22.12

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