Navigating Conflicts of Interest in Investment Advisory Services

Introduction In the realm of investment advisory services, the presence of conflicts of interest can pose significant challenges. One such scenario arises when an investment advisor offers an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a participant within a retirement plan they also advise for the plan sponsor. This white paper delves into the complexities of this situation and sheds light on the pivotal issues at play. The Conflict of Interest At the core of this dilemma is a conflict of interest…

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Are you benchmarking your recordkeeping fees?

Are you benchmarking your recordkeeping fees? If not, you could be missing out on an important opportunity to improve your plan and better serve your participants. Benchmarking your recordkeeping fees involves comparing your plan’s fees to those of similar plans in your industry, with similar plan sizes and features. This allows you to determine whether your fees are reasonable and competitive, and identify potential areas for improvement. By benchmarking your recordkeeping fees, you can: – Ensure that you are paying…

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CARES Act Update

CARES Act – New Employee Benefit Tools to Support Affected Employees By: Jim Rourke and Mike Brittingham with Nexsen Pruet, LLC. Signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, the CARES Act adds a few new tools to employers’ employee benefit arsenal. Many changes – such as the increase in plan loans limits and hardship distribution conditions – expand longstanding benefits concepts. However, other changes – such as the availability of federal loans, that may be forgiven, to cover payroll…

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COVID-19: Update on Monetary & Fiscal Policy Efforts

COVID-19: Update on Monetary & Fiscal Policy Efforts PLAN SPONSOR USE ONLY Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:30pm Good afternoon.  The staff at Comperio wanted to provide another update given the unprecedented nature of this crisis and the market’s response to it.  And once again, we ask for your understanding that the situation is unfolding rapidly and that this communication may be outdated in a short period of time.  Nevertheless, we feel it is imperative to provide you with the…

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Coronavirus Update

Gradually…then Suddenly Warning: due to the rapidly evolving situation, this update will likely become outdated in a very short period of time. In a few short minutes after this article was written, the Fed announced $700 billion in asset purchases and cut the Fed Funds rate to 0% – 0.25%.  And the governors of Ohio and Illinois mandated the closing of bars and restaurants indefinitely. PLAN SPONSOR USE ONLY March 15, 2020 It seems like just yesterday that we were…

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