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Robert H. Sitkoff & Max M. Schanzenbach, Financial Advisers Can't Overlook the Prudent Investor Rule, 29 J. Fin. Plan. 28 (Aug. 2016).

Abstract: The article reports on the rule imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) which imposes the trust law duty of care or the prudent investor rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) on investment advisors of individual retirement account (IRA) owners or to retirement plan beneficiaries. Topics discussed include duties of trustees under the trust law duty of loyalty, and the role of an investment policy statement in sound fiduciary investment practice.