DC plan sponsors address mutual fund scandals

Anderson, Tom
July 2004
Employee Benefit News;Jul2004, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p18
Offers observation on the scandals in mutual fund industry in the U.S. Results of a study on the attitudes of 401(k) participants, conducted by Spectrem Group Inc.; Advice given by Kathy Kibbe, West Coast practice director for communications at Watson Wyatt; Impact of mutual fund scandals on investors.


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