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  • Investment Committee Best Practices (PDF: 246 KB)
    It is no surprise that fiduciaries charged with the oversight of the investment options in retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) have an exacting responsibility for overseeing the retirement funds held in the plans they serve. This is, however, one of those rare areas where new information from the regulators might be welcome
  • The Principal® Perspective: Winter 2011 (PDF: 1.7 MB)
    Market volatility can have a big impact on portfolio performance over time. Learn how a mix of different types of asset classes could help minimize the effects of volatility.

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