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.

Live attendance is eligible for one hour of CE for the AIF®, AIFA®, and PPC® Designations. CE credit may also apply for the CFP® Certification, when indicated. Each individual wishing to receive CE credit for any credential must register for and log in to the session individually so that we have a record of your attendance. Recorded videos of previous webinars are available for viewing below. AIF and AIFA Designees must access archived webinars through the Designee Portal in order to receive CE credit. If you have any questions, please email support@fi360.com.

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Aligning ESG Investments and Trends with Participant Values

Presenter: Edward Farrington, Executive Vice President, Retirement Strategies, Natixis Investment Managers

Moderator: Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360

September 20, 2018

ESG investing saw a 33 percent growth of professionally managed assets -- to $8.72 trillion -- from 2014 to 2016 alone. By the year 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. And this population sees ESG investing as a powerful incentive to invest more for retirement by knowing their investments are doing social good.

What does this mean for advisors? The trends in sustainable investing offer an opportunity for advisors to implement ESG investing into their practice. This presentation educates advisors about ESG investing, the growth trends and investor demands. Times are changing and so are the attitudes of plan participants – and millennials who will be the workforce of tomorrow.  

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

Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360 and CEFEX

Duane Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst, Fi360

August 28, 2018

A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College identified excessive fees, inappropriate investment options, and self-dealing as the primary reasons for lawsuits against 401(k) plans. In this session, we will look at those underlying causes for litigation, how class actions are changing the behavior of plans, and how these cases are often decided based on whether a prudent decision-making process was employed. Finally, we will explore the difference between regulatory compliance versus adhering to professional standards of conduct.

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An Introduction to Stable Value Funds

Matt Gnbasik, Managing Partner, Senior ERISA Consultant, Blue Prairie Group, LLC

John Faustino, AIFA®, PPC®, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Fi360

August 21, 2018

Stable Value Funds are already used in the majority of 401(k) plans.  Recent regulatory changes around a substitute vehicle, Money Market, Funds, make Stable Value Funds an even more attractive plan choice.  While their popularity is growing, Stable Value Funds don’t enjoy the same data and due diligence transparency as other popular investment vehicles.

This webinar includes an overview of what Stable Value Funds are and how they’re used in 401(k) plans.  We cover growth drivers, due-diligence criteria and best practices for selection and monitoring these popular investments.

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