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401(k) Real Talk Episode 86: November 22, 2023

Open, honest and candid discussion about cyber hacks, the new DOL fiduciary rule, Envestnet's partnership with Empower, AI and more.

Welcome to this week’s edition of 401(k) Real Talk, where Fred Barstein, contributing editor for's RPA Edge, reviews all of last week’s industry news and selects the five most important/interesting stories.

  1. Cyber hacks limit access to record keepers’ non-qualified accounts
  2. DOL rejects efforts to extend comment period on new rule
  3. Envestnet partners with Empower to serve smaller/start-up plans
  4. Professor Benartzi and SoCal thought leaders Q&A about AI
  5. RPAs need wealth management skills to serve unadvised and ignored 401(k) participants

Other interesting news:

  1. Seven reasons why RIAs should offer 401(k) plan services
  2. DC participation and contributions slips
  3. Hearing on DOL Retirement Security Rule scheduled for Dec. 12-14
  4. DOL’s lost and found database gets a boost
  5. Empower’s small plan sales tops $10 billion


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