Sarah N. Lowe, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Erek M. Sharp, Stockholder, Reid and Riege, P.C.
Elena Barone Chism, Associate Counsel - Pension Regulation, Investment Company Institute
Kimberly Burham, PhD, Economist, Investment Company Institute
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 and 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
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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.
Visit www.knowledgecongress.org for further information and inquiry.
The Knowlege Group, LLC
The Knowlege Group, LLC