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Fiduciary Essentials for Defined Contribution Plans

Many plan sponsors, stewards and investment committee members are unaware of their fiduciary duties and responsibilities. With increasing regulatory pressure to implement fiduciary standards of care, these plan fiduciaries can turn to Fiduciary Essentials for Defined Contribution Plans (FEDC) to learn how they can improve their fiduciary decision-making process while minimizing liability. 

Course Details

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the function of a plan steward and importance of managing responsibility
  • Illustrate the seven fiduciary precepts and the obligation of a plan steward
  • Apply the fiduciary precepts to a simple investment decision-making process

Course Outline

  • Session 1: The Role of a Retirement Plan Steward
  • Session 2: Seven Fiduciary Precepts Every Steward Must Know
  • Session 3: Applying the Fiduciary Precepts

Participants will be eligible to earn the Certificate of Completion (Fiduciary File Document) by passing the final examination with a score of 70 percent or higher and completion of training course.

Delivery Options

  • Plan sponsor direct – Plan sponsors can purchase and complete the online version of FEDC directly from Fi360
  • Designee-Delivered* – AIF® and AIFA® designees who are practicing advisors may purchase an individual license to deliver FEDC training directly to their clients and prospects
  • Enterprise – Special license arrangements are available for service provider organizations and for multi-advisor arrangements


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