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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
 Phil Chiricotti: It's a needless requirement that just can't be met.

New DOL rule effectively kills off open-architecture option favored by some big plan participants -- and sets off the 401(k) industry
The wrinkle aimed at self-directed accounts is seen as an unnecessary eleventh hour blindsiding by Fidelity, TD and the CFDD among a broad constituency

Wednesday 6.20.12
Fred Reish: Before, the statement said that you should consider firing the provider but now it's very clear that it's mandated.

DOL tells employers when they must fire advisors to 401(k) plans
The new teeth in the rules went unnoticed by many people amid other changes

Friday 2.10.12
Terrence Morgan: It wouldn't surprise me if people are stalling and hoping that Phyllis Borzi is fired.

Report of a possible delay in DOL's fee disclosure rule sparks apprehension among advisors and industry observers
Advisors say they can't comply with the rule until they know what's in it but one delay could lead to another

Thursday 1.5.12
Jason Lahita: Trying to somehow gloss over this or claim it was justified would pour gas on the fire - take your lumps for an honest mistake and move forward.

Schwab's rapid response to letter snafu seems to be smoothing ruffled feathers
The custodian garnered praise for its straightforward apology, but does the blunder point up a larger conflict of interest?

Thursday 8.25.11
Christy White: No 401(k) plan provider has succeeded yet in having a top brand and a top service rating..

Fidelity, Vanguard and Schwab have top 401(k) brands but plan sponsors like the service of off-brands better, study shows
In market share wars for retirement plan dollars, big and small brands alike have much to learn

Friday 7.8.11
Walter Bettinger, Schwab's CEO, is high on ETF-infused 401(k)s combined with independent advice

What to make of yesterday's Wall Street Journal report on Schwab's 401(k) 'bet'
RIAs favor WSJ's suggestion that Financial Engines is getting a close look as an outsourced 401(k) advice provider

Thursday 6.2.11

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