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Advantages of Becoming a Fiduciary

Acting in a fiduciary role can help you elevate your retirement plan practice and provide higher touch service to sponsors. Understanding the different types of fiduciaries, advantages of becoming one and tools available to address fiduciary responsibilities is key for advisors looking to expand their services — and grow their book.

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Fees and Fiduciary Duty

Plan fiduciaries have many important responsibilities to uphold. And they must act solely in the interest of participants and their beneficiaries. To that end, they have to prudently manage investments, administer the plan properly, monitor service providers and much more. 

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3 Types of Fiduciary Risk and Ways to Mitigate Them

Fiduciary responsibility compels plan providers to maintain a safe, fair and prudently managed plan for participants. Advisors should communicate openly to plan sponsors about their responsibilities and risks, which can vary depending on several factors including whether they’re engaged as a 3(21) or 3(38) fiduciary. Here are three types of fiduciary risk that your plan sponsor clients should be aware of, plus some ways to help mitigate them.

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Bitcoin Comes to Fidelity 401(k) Plans

Retirement powerhouse Fidelity recently announced that they will soon become the first major 401(k) provider to offer cryptocurrency to participants, allowing retirement investors to allocate as much as 20% of their contributions to Bitcoin as part of the core investment lineup. Many financial professionals and legislators, however, are advising extreme caution for sponsors and participants who choose to include Bitcoin in their 401(k)s. As one of the largest asset managers in the world, this move has the potential to impact 401(k) savers adversely should Bitcoin remain on its volatile path.

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3 Client Retention Strategies to Implement Now

It’s the scenario every advisor fears. A long-term client calls out of the blue. You think they’re just checking in, but when they mention how they’ve appreciated your work over the years, you begin to realize it’s a prelude to bad news. Then they drop the dreaded phrase, “We’ve decided to move in another direction …” And just like that, the client is gone.

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Pump up Your Productivity in 2022 With PlanFees

The new year traditionally brings increased focus on goals and priority setting — as well as greater scrutiny on time management as a tool to help maximize those efforts. As a retirement plan advisor, you’re well aware of the many demands that compete for your time and attention including — but not limited to:

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