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401(k) Plans: Improved Regulation Could Better Protect Participants from Conflicts of Interest

Date Published: 
Friday, January 28, 2011
Government Accountability Office (January 2011)

Recent volatility in financial markets highlights the need for prudent investment decisions if 401(k) plans are to provide an adequate source of retirement income. While plan sponsors and participants may receive help in assessing their investment choices, concerns have been raised about the impartiality of the advice provided.