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01 Nov

MEPs & PEPs – Getting to Know You!

The history, structure, current status and growth potential of open MEPs and PEPs are expertly dissected in a recent Pete Swisher article in Plan Consultant magazine. Legislation to allow some form of the open multiple employer plan (MEP) is very likely to pass sooner rather than later, so it behooves all advisors and consultants to

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10 Sep

Fees: Not the What, but the How.

To be sure, fees are one of the most ubiquitous topics in the retirement plan industry today. Googling some variation of “401(k)” and “fees” yields anywhere from 700,000 to over 10 million hits.  How to allocate those fees, is not as common, but it is an important issue. There is no ERISA statute governing how

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13 Jul

Northwest Plan Services (Parent Company to CDM) Ranks #1

PLANSPONSOR Magazine publishes a much anticipated industry survey each year listing the top retirement plan recordkeepers in a number of different categories. This year, Northwest Plan Services (parent company to CDM Retirement Consultants) was honored to be named the fastest growing national recordkeeper in terms of assets under administration (AUM) with an increase of 59.6% from

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26 May

Of Lawsuits and Share Classes

T. Rowe Price has become the latest target in a lawsuit accusation of self-dealing. A former employee has accused the Maryland based money manager of offering expensive, retail share classes to their 401(k) participant/employees when other, less expensive share classes existed. These higher cost funds caused participants to pay over $27 million more in fees

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