DOL Set to Take a Look At ‘Brokerage Windows’ in 401(k) Plans

January 22, 2014

By Mark Schoeff Jr.

Department wants to make sure investors are protected when given more latitude in picking investments

The Labor Department is poised to take a closer look at whether investors are protected in company retirement plans that enable employees to go beyond the plan’s menu to choose investments.

The department is scheduled to release a request for comment in April on so-called brokerage windows in 401(k) plans. The mechanisms provide a way for workers to select investment vehicles that are not offered offered in the plan…

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