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December 13, 2012
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  • SEC study must guide money-fund reforms, Aguilar says
    The Securities and Exchange Commission's efforts to reform the money-fund industry must be informed by the study published by the agency last week, Democratic Commissioner Luis Aguilar says. "[W]hatever is proposed, the details of the specific proposal or proposals should be linked to and substantiated by the findings," he said. MarketWatch (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll: Many younger investors favor video meetings with advisers
    About 62% of high-net-worth investors younger than 55 would like to meet with their financial advisers via video at least some of the time, according to a survey by Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group. Among younger investors, about 57% said they would contemplate moving some assets to a firm that offered video meetings, compared with 19% of older investors. "Anything that saves this group time is important," says Ted Jenkin of oXYGen Financial. InvestmentNews (free registration) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Fee fall: 401(k)s are getting cheaper
    Fees on 401(k) accounts have reached a new low, a study from investment consulting firm NEPC has found. The fees that have seen the biggest fall are those for record keeping, which were $92 per participant in 2012, compared with $118 in 2006, the study found. Business Finance (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Downsizing in retirement might not bring savings
    Lower property values mean that baby boomers who downsize their homes may not experience much of a financial win, experts warn. Even when the housing market was booming, seniors who downsized walked away with an average of $26,000 after purchasing a new home, one study found. In addition, some retirees find that their new homes come with costs similar to their old ones, or that they continue spending on leisure activities. The Wall Street Journal (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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