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.

It’s Been a Hot Summer for the Regulation of Advice, and There’s No Sign of a Cooldown

Blaine Aikin, AIFA®, CFP®, CFA, Fiduciary Subject Matter Expert
Duane Thompson, AIFA®, Senior Policy Analyst

August 27, 2020

We wrap up our series of weekly webinars from the virtual Fi360 conference on August 27, 2020, with a reprisal of all that has happened since mid-April and our assessment of what’s coming on the fiduciary front.  Blaine Aikin, Founder of Fiduciary Insights and Fi360 Subject Matter Expert, and Duane Thompson, AIFA®, Fi360 senior policy analyst, kicked off the series and are back to provide a rundown of recent and expected upcoming interest as well as their thoughts on the DOL’s proposed new prohibited transaction exemption for conflicted fiduciary advice.  They will also review other DOL initiatives, including selection of ESG investment options and the use of a private equity component in 401(k)-type plans.  Topping off the list of other pending rules will be a look at several state model rules of interest to fiduciary advisors – including the state insurance commissioners ‘best interest’ rule for annuity transactions, a likely CE requirement for individual investment adviser reps of both federal and state RIAs, and a policy and procedures rule for state-registered advisory firms. Finally, Blaine and Duane will render their opinions on how the direction of fiduciary regulation will differ depending upon which party wins in November.

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On Beyond Fiduciary: Ascending through the Fire with an Evolving Fiduciary Governance Approach

Mark Cover, Head of Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) Field Sales, MassMutual Investments

John Carl, Founder and President, Retirement Learning Center

August 25, 2020

An often overlooked aspect of qualified retirement plan operations is the need for a prudent and comprehensive governance process. Plan rules and procedures are often contained in a series of governing plan documents and service agreements. Plan officials are faced with analyzing and interpreting numerous documents from multiple entities.  Historically, plan committees have operated in a “Fiduciary 2.0” environment that has been myopically focusing on investment performance and fees as the true measures of plan success. Today, however, the expectations that plan participants and the Department of Labor have of plan fiduciaries have broadened to include increased scrutiny of efficient plan administration and participant outcomes. By creating a governance process, integrating a Chief Governance Officer, and standardizing governance reporting, plan officials can help ensure plan operations are consistent and adhere to fiduciary standards.

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Planning More Efficiently for Longevity

Greg Goin, CFP®, CIMA®, CLU®, CRPC®, External Risk Management Consultant

August 20, 2020

An often overlooked aspect of qualified retirement plan operations is the need for a prudent and comprehensive governance process. Plan rules and procedures are often contained in a series of governing plan documents and service agreements. Plan officials are faced with analyzing and interpreting numerous documents from multiple entities. Historically, plan committees have operated in a “Fiduciary 2.0” environment that has been myopically focusing on investment performance and fees as the true measures of plan success. Today, however, the expectations that plan participants and the Department of Labor have of plan fiduciaries have broadened to include increased scrutiny of efficient plan administration and participant outcomes. By creating a governance process, integrating a Chief Governance Officer, and standardizing governance reporting, plan officials can help ensure plan operations are consistent and adhere to fiduciary standards.

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