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    Wells Fargo launching 'completely different' target date funds that take an active approach

    The retirement funds, the firm's second to market, seek to give investors 80% pre-retirement income replacement.

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    DOL proposes rule to grease wheels for states to set up private-sector retirement programs

    Labor Secretary Perez says proposal would validate approach that states like Illinois, California and Oregon are taking.

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    Baby boomers, shift to 401(k)s will send megabucks to advisers by 2020

    New report forecasts $1.5T will flow to defined contribution and retail investment markets.

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    Fiduciary liability unclear when selecting and monitoring default retirement investments

    Plan sponsors appreciate auto enrollment and qualified default investments, but there are imperfect fits at the individual participant level.

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    Boeing settles 401(k) suit for near-record $57 million

    The large settlement underscores the need to ensure reasonable fees and asset classes for investments, and that the overall value of services matches up with cost.

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    Government officially launches 'myRA' program for retirement savings

    Plan will be available for those earning a single income below $131,000 a year or $193,000 for married couples.

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    BlackRock launches retirement income calculator

    Platform, using the money manager's index and risk analytics, seeks to help advisers push clients to save more.

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    Intel sued for investing employee 401(k) funds in hedge funds, private equity

    Lawsuit alleges 401(k) and profit-sharing participants invested in tech firm's custom target-date series and global diversified fund lost hundreds of millions of dollars.

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    DOL supports ESG fund use in 401(k) plans

    New guidance amends old rules that had a 'chilling effect' on ESG fund use in ERISA plans.

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    Schwab, Morningstar partner on 401(k) managed accounts

    Schwab Retirement Plan Services is trying to get advisers more involved in 401(k) managed accounts through a new service for customized fund selection and portfolio construction for participants.

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    Retirement savings gap will fall mostly on women, Krawcheck says

    Former Bank of America exec calls it 'a women's crisis,' urges financial industry to lower the $13B gap between assets and post-retirement needs.

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    4 ways the Labor Department is about to rock our world

    The proposed fiduciary standard will have the biggest impact since the deregulation of the securities industry a few decades ago.

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    Allianz, Pimco targeted in class-action 401(k) suit

    Firms are the latest targets in another class-action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty due to excessive 401(k) fees.

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    Vanguard knocks Fidelity from top spot of DC assets ranking after decades-long run

    Index giant enjoys 7.9% increase in assets over last year while Boston behemoth suffers 3.4% drop.

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    Active target date managers make tweaks ahead of Fed rate hike

    Active managers have made small changes on the margins of their TDF portfolios, which could give them a short-term advantage over passive managers.