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Memo to SEC, DOL Regulate Target-Date FundsNow

April 10, 2009
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Commentary: With some $2.4 trillion sucked out of retirement accounts since early last year, lawmakers have predictably made the 401(k) system a flaming target for change, and, also predictably, their ideas are way off base-except for one.
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Execs Financial Planning Perks Are on the Chopping Block

April 6, 2009
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Several of the nation’s largest financial institutions have already stopped footing the bill for their executives’ financial planning, which historically has been a staple of compensation packages for CEOs, CFOs and other top brass.
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Markets Put Employers on Defensive About 401(k) Plans

January 26, 2009
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Corporations that sponsor 401(k) plans may have more pressing issues at the moment, but that hardly means they should ignore the waning confidence in what has become their primary retirement benefits offering.
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Market Slide Pushes Pensions Back Into Red

October 17, 2008
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Early October losses have lowered the largest defined-benefit plans’ funding level to 90 percent.
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Declaring Independence

August 19, 2008
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Many large companies are either ditching compensation consultants with conflicts for independent advisors or are disclosing more about fees and their consulting arrangements.
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Five Questions for Picking a Target-Date Fund

August 5, 2008
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Finding the right target-date funds isn’t easy for plan sponsors, but it’s certainly not impossible—especially when you have the answers to these five questions.
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Building a Better 401(k)

August 5, 2008
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The Perfect Plan, if done right, is more than just a compelling retirement benefit—it’s an employer’s competitive weapon, one that helps lure and retain key talent and serves as an underlying driver of productivity and profitability. Here’s a look at what could be the future of corporate retirement benefits for everyone.
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Planning Ahead to Avoid 401(k) Suits

May 1, 2008
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At the very least, experts say, companies must consistently examine, on an ongoing basis, the fees and performance of the funds in their 401(k) plans.
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Wal-Mart Suit Hits 401(k) Fees

May 1, 2008
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A lawsuit argues that the plan sponsored by the country’s largest private employer used retail funds rather than institutional ones, and had too many active funds. It’s the most recent in a string of such cases, and benefits attorneys note that until there are definitive rulings in these cases, more large companies will likely be hit.
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DOL Keeping an Eye on Rising Tide of 401(k) Fee Lawsuits

April 4, 2008
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By voicing its opinion on a case involving workers at Deere & Co., the Department of Labor has sent a message that courts need to carefully examine the claims of 401(k) participants in each of the individual suits currently pending.
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