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Bob Reynolds: We think that two plus two equals six. We want to be the best in this space.

Fidelity's old 401(k) mastermind, Bob Reynolds, gets a merger, a promotion and a stronger hand to compete with his old employer
With Great West and Putnam joining 401(k) units, there may be a dividend of critical mass and synergy

Thursday 3.27.14
Fred Reish: It doesn't look good.

How the future of the 401(k) industry may hinge on the outcome of a lawsuit brought by Fidelity employees against their own company
The legal case is built on a Fidelity-only funds menu but the Boston 401(k) king intends to show these participating employees got a sweet, fair deal that went beyond DOL mandates

Thursday 10.17.13
Ian Ayres has stirred up a serious hornet's nest from New Haven.

401(k) industry flummoxed over Yale professor's 6,000 'threatening' letters to plan sponsors
The eclectic academic says he'll go public targeting alleged 'high-cost plans' as sponsors flood phone lines of advisors and recordkeepers and Brightscope is drawn into the fray

Thursday 7.18.13
Randy Long: Being willing to serve in a fiduciary role has had a major impact in the growth of the firm.

10 most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry affecting RIAs in 2012, Part 1
Cataclysmic changes are in store RIAs advising retirement plans -- here's who's building up and advocating for this vital sector

Thursday 1.3.13
Dorann Cafaro: We should be worried.

Big chill: Worried RIAs and other 401(k) leaders gather in Chicago in hopes of saving the goose
It's no sacred cow like Social Security and the industry image is laboring because saving rates, returns, hidden fees and enrollment levels are none too great

Tuesday 10.23.12
Randy Long: We've talked to them. I've decided I'd just rather go after their clients rather than their advisors.

How a $12 billion RIA grew to $20 billion in less than a year by raiding 401(k) accounts from legacy players
Randy Long boasted that he'd pick off the big boys' clients and came through with the help of a crack team of 12 young turks

Wednesday 9.26.12
Jason Roberts: The broker wants to make sure the advisor isn't taking the clients to lunch.

Why brokers from Nationwide, LPL, Merrill Lynch and others are giving RIAs a cut of their 401(k) action
RIAs and brokers alike are wary of the fox-in-hen-house effect but DOL is creating strange bedfellows

Tuesday 5.29.12
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
Mike DiCenso: If there are no funds to be recovered from the fiduciary should something go wrong then there is no risk mitigation and protection.

Do 401(k) assets require all fiduciary care all the time?
Steve Winks and Mike DiCenso engage a in a back and forth with big ramifications

Friday 11.18.11

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