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The investment of 401(k) and 403(b) plan assets can be a source of material risk for plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries. The selection and retention of investment options and platform providers is subject to ERISA’s stringent fiduciary rules. Fiduciaries in the 401(k) and 403(b) plan universe face ever-increasing scrutiny with respect to their investment decisions, and often find these decisions, and the processes employed in reaching them, being challenged by plaintiff’s attorneys, labor organizations and/or government regulators. Whether or not the challenges are warranted in any particular situation, the costs, which might include litigation expenses, adverse publicity for the plan sponsor and service providers, diminished morale for the sponsor’s employees, can be staggering. The ability of plan sponsors and fiduciaries to identify and understand key issues arising in connection with the investment of 401(k) and 403(b) plan assets is a critical step in navigating the investment process and mitigating risk.
The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of distinguished thought leaders and practitioners to help plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries understand and navigate the 401(k) and 403(b) plan investment landscape in year 2014 and beyond. The speakers will walk you through the most important issues in the mix in a two-hour LIVE webcast.
Key topics include:
- 401(k) and 403(b) Investments:
- Fiduciary Rules and How They Apply to 401(k) and 403(b) Investments
- Impact on Firms, Plan Fiduciaries, Sponsors and Participants
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory updates
- Best Practices and Strategies for Compliance
- Other issues surrounding 401(k) and 403(b) Investments, including company stock, brokerage windows and life time income
About Sarah Lowe
Sarah Lowe focuses her practice on employee benefits, with an emphasis in the areas of qualified plans, related ERISA fiduciary and 401(k) and 403(b) plan investment issues. She assists plan fiduciaries in identifying and understanding key issues arising in connection with the investment of 401(k) and 403(b) plan assets and in implementing best practices to mitigate these risks. Additionally, as part of her practice, she regularly advises clients on compliance with ERISA's rules regarding fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions. Ms. Lowe has provided counsel to and negotiated on behalf of clients regarding employee benefit issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions. She has also researched and advised public and private employer clients regarding issues related to design, preparation, communication, administration and operation of qualified plans and the related funding vehicles, including pension and profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, rabbi trusts, and cafeteria plans.
About Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend is a full service firm with nearly 650 attorneys in 17 offices throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation attorneys work on behalf of clients throughout the U.S. and internationally in all areas of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation, representing a cross-section of businesses ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to family-owned businesses and start-up companies. The diverse and innovative client base they support provides cutting-edge work that keeps them at the forefront of critical developments in the field. The team’s primary service areas include, Business Transactions, ERISA Litigation, Executive Compensation, Fiduciary Counseling, Health & Welfare Plans, Pension Fund Management and Retirement Income Plans.
To know more about Sarah Lowe and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.
The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’
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