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401(k) Real Talk Episode 87: November 29, 2023

Open, honest and candid discussion about fund lawsuits, DC plan trends, 403(b) use of PEPs.

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. Forfeiture accounts under siege by five lawsuits
  2. Proprietary funds are subjects of two lawsuits
  3. Vanguard reveals top trends for DC plan sponsors
  4. 403(b) plans likely to adopt PEPs
  5. As RPAs and providers search for additional revenue, court case threatens the model

Other interesting news:

  1. Groom takes issue with the Retirement Security Rule
  2. Advisor sounds alarm about recent AT&T appellate decision
  3. 2024 DC plan compliance checklist
  4. JD Power ranks digital platforms
  5. University scores a big win in excessive lawsuit


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