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  1. Some 39% of benefit plan audits show major deficiencies — EBSA study

    trueSome accountants auditing employee benefit plans have a quality problem, said a study published Thursday by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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  1. Labor Department extends fiduciary rule comment period

    trueThe Department of Labor will give extra time for public comments on its proposed new fiduciary conflict-of-interest rule.

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  2. DeAWM petitions DOL for exemption to manage U.S. retirement assets

    trueDeutsche Asset & Wealth Management, the money management unit of Deutsche Bank, applied to the U.S. Department of Labor for permission to continue providing services to retirement plans after the bank's DB Group Services U.K. unit pleaded guilty to federal charges that it manipulated interest ...

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  3. DOL's proposed fiduciary rule on advice gets a thumbs-up

    trueDefined contribution industry executives are optimistic that after nearly four years of work and intense debate, the Department of Labor's proposal for updating a 40-year fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice will finally bring greater protection for their participants ...

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  4. DOL grants BNP Paribas money management exemption

    trueBNP Paribas can continue providing money management services to U.S. retirement plans, despite the parent company's June 2014 guilty plea to violating U.S. sanctions in several countries.

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  5. DOL's proposal for new fiduciary standard moves to comment period

    trueThe Department of Labor is moving full steam ahead with a proposed fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice after years of retrenching, officials announced Tuesday.

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  6. DOL, SEC tag-teaming managers on enforcement

    trueExecutives at money managers and other financial firms — bracing for new fiduciary standards from both the DOL and SEC — are feeling increasingly double-teamed by the agencies.

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  7. ERISA Advisory Council to study derisking and lifetime participation

    trueThe Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council will spend 2015 taking an in-depth look at pension fund derisking and lifetime plan participation.

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  8. Obama puts weight behind push for fiduciary standard

    trueWith President Barack Obama now leading the charge, a multiyear battle to update a fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice has defined contribution plan executives and service providers bracing for big changes.

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  9. http://www.pionline.com/article/20150304/ONLINE/150309941/-1/ramp//

    trueLitigation, regulation, legislation and some consternation emerged as dominant themes at the annual Pensions & Investments' East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, held March 1-3 in Miami.

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  10. DC execs expecting big changes from Obama push on fiduciary standard

    trueWith President Barack Obama now leading the charge, a multiyear battle to update a fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice has defined contribution plan executives and service providers bracing for big changes.

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  11. Obama pushes for new fiduciary standard

    truePresident Barack Obama called for a new fiduciary standard proposal from the Department of Labor to protect middle-class retirement savers that he said are being hurt by some advisers' conflicts of interest.

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  12. State private retirement programs get help from president

    truePrivate-sector retirement solutions programs at the state level are getting a boost from the White House.

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  13. U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns of fiduciary rule overkill

    trueA new fiduciary rule proposal expected shortly from the Department of Labor could have negative unintended consequences, said benefits policy experts at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum Friday.

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