Webinars

Our educational webinars address recent industry developments or specific topics related to fiduciary responsibility. They offer opportunities for interaction between the audience and the presenters, who are Fi360 staff or other industry thought-leaders.

Put Your Best Fund Forward: Research-Backed Strategies to Improve Retirement Plans

David Blanchett, Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management

July 29, 2020

David Blanchett, Head of Retirement Research for Morningstar Investment Management, walks through some of Morningstar’s latest defined contribution research. During this presentation, David covers:

-How core menu size impacts participant investment decisions
-Best practices for selecting and monitoring plan investments
-The drawbacks of mixing target-date funds with other plan investment options
-How demographics and fund attributes can drive acceptance of the default investment

Download Webinar Slides

Additional Resources:

Bigger Is Better - Defined Contribution Menu Choices With Plan Defaults
Keep Your Distance - 401(k) Participant Investment Behaviors (So Far) During the
COVID-19 Crisis
Which Default Investment Is the Stickiest? 
Mixed Target-Date Fund Investors - Is There a Method to the Madness?

The Growing Appeal of CITs in Retirement Plans

Aron Szapiro, Director of Policy Research, Morningstar
Lucian Marinescu, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Morningstar 

July 22, 2020

In recent years, we’ve seen collective investment trusts (CITs) steadily increase their market share due to lower fees and generally lower costs when compared to mutual funds. New legislation may soon allow for CITs to become available to 403(b) plans, which would potentially aid in their continued growth. With this in mind, plan sponsors must consider the unique needs of their participants when selecting a glide path. In this webinar, we will discuss:
•    An overview of the proposed bill allowing 403(b) plans to invest in CITs
•    Target-date performance throughout the Coronavirus pandemic
•    How to select an appropriate glide path 
•    The value of incorporating plan demographic data into the selection process

Download Webinar Slides

Watch

Market Intelligence: A comprehensive review of today’s investment landscape

Emily R. Roland, CIMA, Co-Chief Investment Strategist, John Hancock Investment Management

July 16, 2020

Learn how the trends taking place in today’s markets may affect your practice. Emily Roland presents an award-winning look across key markets and asset classes, leveraging the insight of dozens of asset managers and investment research firms from John Hancock Investment Management’s dedicated in-house research team.

Download Webinar Slides - First Half
Download Webinar Slides - Second Half

Watch

A Deep Dive Into Planning for the Client with a Disability Watch

Retirement Firm M&A: What You Need to Know Watch

Cash Balance Plans: The Smart Choice for Successful Business Owners Watch

Understanding a Limited Scope Audit & What Can Go Wrong Watch

ESG Integration Best Practices Watch

Rabbi Trusts Benefits Features and Key Considerations Watch

Stable Value: Why This Time is Different Watch

Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities and Caregivers Watch

Investing Amid a Crisis Watch

2020 CEFEX General Meeting DAY 2 Watch

2020 CEFEX General Meeting DAY 1 Watch

How to Build Your Reputation: Survey Findings and Implications Watch

A Fiduciary Guide to the CARES and SECURE Acts Watch

The Fiduciary’s Role in the Rebirth of a Tribal Nation Watch

Artificial Intelligence Fiduciary: Automate All Things Ordinary, So You Can Be Extraordinary Watch

Competitive & Compliant Strategies for Growth Watch

Serving as Fiduciary for Nonprofits and Foundations Watch

To MEP or Not to MEP, That Is the Question Watch

Advisor Considerations for HSAs and ERISA Watch

RIA Disclosures: Form CRS/ADV Part 3, Share Class Disclosures, and More Watch

The SEC’s Investment Adviser Interpretation and Reg BI: The (Partial) Convergence for RIAs and Broker-Dealers Watch

Reg BI and Other Trends for Fiduciary and Professionalism Watch

2020 State of the Fiduciary Watch

Market Perspectives for Fiduciaries Watch

Proving Prudence & Participant Loyalty: A Plan Committee Defends Itself Watch

The Advisor Perspective on HSAs Watch

Step 4 of the Fiduciary Process: Monitoring the Client Engagement Watch

Will Policymakers’ Vision for the Fiduciary Standard Be 20/20 in 2020? Watch

HSAs – How advisors can help connect health and wealth Watch

Step 3 of the Fiduciary Process: Implementing the Investment Strategy Watch

Regulating Conflicted Advice: Is The Rulemaking Process Working? Watch

Step 2 of the Fiduciary Process: Formalizing the Investment Strategy Watch

What Crayola Color of 3(16) Does Your Vendor Provide Watch

Reg BI Cometh! Watch

Step 1 of the Fiduciary Process: Organizing the Client Engagement Watch

Latest ERISA Court Actions Offer New Guidance to Fiduciary Practitioners Watch

Leveraging Tools & Technology to Scale Fiduciary Processes Watch

Introducing the Latest Update to Fi360’s Prudent Practices Watch

Demystifying Providing Advisory and Planning Services to Women Watch

Fiduciary Year in Review: What Advisors Need to Know about the Evolving Fiduciary Landscape Watch

The Evolving QDIA Landscape: What Defined Contribution Professionals Should Know Watch

How Mandatory Force-Outs Turned into a Fiduciary Concern Watch

Aligning ESG Investments and Trends with Participant Values Watch

Understanding the causes of 401(k) litigation and how to avoid a lawsuit Watch

How much is your reputation worth? Watch

RFP Best Practices Watch

An Introduction to the Fiduciary Standard and Fiduciary Principles Watch

How to Build Portfolios using ETFs and Index Products Watch

Is the Fiduciary Standard Being Dismembered or Strengthened? Watch

Step 4 of the Fiduciary Process: Monitoring the Client Engagement Watch

The Regulatory Outlook for 2018 and the Impact on Advisors Watch

Step 3 of the Fiduciary Process: Implementing the Investment Strategy Watch

Behavioral Finance - How Participants Make Decisions Watch

Regulators, the Courts and the Fiduciary Standard:  What’s Happened, What’s Happening, What’s Next Watch

Designee Coaching Call: Fees, Services, and a Prudent Process for IRA Rollovers Watch

Exploring the Expanding Universe of Investment Products Watch

The HSA Opportunity for Retirement Advisors Watch

Complying with Impartial Conduct Standards under the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Watch

Theory in Action: Asset Manager Solutions to Address the Retirement Income Challenge Watch

DOL Fiduciary Rule Finds New Life in Rule Extension Watch

Filling the Void in Guaranteed Retirement Income Watch

The Regulators are Setting Their 2017 Priorities. Are You? Watch

The Continuing Fiduciary Trend and How the AIF Designation Fits In Watch

2016 a Huuuuge Year for the Fiduciary Standard Watch

IRA Rollover Fee Study Early Insights Watch

What the Upcoming Election Means for Advisors Watch

Research Trends for Recordkeepers Webinar Watch

Gaining a fiduciary edge with AIF Training & Designation - Principal Watch

Putting the investment policy statement at the center of your fiduciary process Watch

Cybersecurity: What advisors need to know about protecting data Watch

Fiduciary Focus – Collective Investment Trusts Capturing Assets and Attention Watch

Fee Benchmarker Demo – Benchmarking Your Advisory Fees and Services for 401(k) Plans Watch

Compensation, conflicts, and best practices under the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Watch

DOL Fiduciary Rule and Putting Investors First Watch

Rethinking Target Date Funds: Who Needs Them and How to Compare Them Watch

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: What’s in it and what does it mean for advisors? Watch

Social Security and Why We Truly May Be Facing a Retirement Crisis Watch

Keeping Your Mind on Money While Listening to Matters of the Heart: Fiduciary Heuristics for ESG Inv Watch

The Fiduciary Year in Review Watch

Understanding Reasonableness and Using Benchmarking to Avoid the Race to the Bottom Watch

An Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Proposal Watch

Viewing healthcare through a finance and a fiduciary lens Watch

Understanding Risk from a Fiduciary and Behavioral Standpoint Watch

Fiduciary Essentials for DC Plans: Why You Should Consider Training for Your Plan Sponsor Clients Watch

NQDC in the “Real World” Watch

Why maintaining the IPS is the most important duty a fiduciary performs Watch

The New Fiduciary Proposal…It’s out and we’re talking about it Watch

ERISA Litigation and Enforcement: The Role of the Independent Fiduciary and Best Practices for Finan Watch

The Seven Core Principles Every Fiduciary Should Know and Follow Watch

Managing Client Expectations using an Investment Policy Statement Watch

Benchmarking & Demonstrating Value in the Age of Reasonableness Watch

Advisor Payments and Conflicts of Interest Watch

Understanding and Using the CRFP (Consultants Review of Fiduciary Practices) Watch

The Case for Rethinking TDFs as QDIAs Watch

A Fiduciary Approach to Conflicts of Interest and Risk Governance Watch

The Fiscal Cliff and what advisors need to know Watch

Disclosures, Duties and Traps: What You Need to Know to Act Now Watch

Let’s get to work. Connect