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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. DOL rule for plan funding notices applies to single-employer plans for first time

    trueSingle-employer defined benefit plan sponsors covered by ERISA have new guidelines for annual funding notices in a final rule published Monday by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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  11. Plan funding notices to apply to single-employer plans for first time; final rule expected Feb. 2

    trueSingle-employer defined benefit plan sponsors covered by ERISA will have new guidelines for annual funding notices when the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration publishes a final rule Feb. 2.

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  12. DOL feeling heat on QPAM exemptions

    trueThe Department of Labor is under increasing pressure to get tough on money managers with U.S. retirement plan clients when their firm, or an affiliate, gets into legal trouble.

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  13. Fiduciary breach issue gets Supreme Court hearing

    trueThe U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in an ERISA case that could greatly expand guidelines for defined contribution plan executives' fiduciary responsibilities.

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