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By John Iekel7/24/2014 • 0 Comments

It’s easy for inertia to take over when financial decisions have to be made, especially when it comes to investment choices in a 401(k) plan. In “Using Re-enrollment to Improve Participant Investing and Provide Fiduciary Protections,” a white paper prepared for JP Morgan Chase & Co., Fred Reish and Bruce Ashton discuss one solution — re-enrollment, or requiring participants to re-invest in the plan by making new decisions about how the funds in their retirement accounts are invested.

By John Iekel7/24/2014 • 0 Comments

Expenses charged to 401(k) plan participants declined in 2013, says a new study from the Investment Company Institute (ICI). In “The Economics of Providing 401(k) Plans: Services, Fees and Expenses, 2013,” the ICI reports that last year, participants spent less when they invested in equity, hybrid and bond funds. 

By Fred Barstein7/24/2014 • 0 Comments

Claiming that he’s more hurt than angry with Financial Telesis founder Jim Williams for selling his firm to LPL, RPAG CEO Vince Giovinazzo said that his firm was scrambling to help RPAG members that are part of FTI during the transition. 

By Fred Barstein7/24/2014 • 0 Comments

The SEC adopted new rules affecting the $2.6 trillion money market industry July 23, imposing a floating NAV like other mutual funds rather than a fixed $1 value. The purpose of the rules is to alert investors about the risk of investments that were thought to be guaranteed. 

By Ray Harmon7/24/2014 • 0 Comments

In an opinion piece in July 22's edition of The New York Times, Gene B. Sperling, former Director of the Economic Council under the Office of White House Policy for President Obama, put on a white lab coat and diagnosed the tax incentive system for private retirement savings with a serious illness by cherry picking data points to paint his desired picture. 

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