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.

Step 2 of the Fiduciary Process: Formalizing the Investment Strategy

Rich Lynch, AIFA®, Director, Fi360

Bennett Aikin, AIF®, VP, Designations, Fi360

August 15, 2019

Armed with an understanding of the client’s objectives and financial situation, the second step of the fiduciary process is to build and formalize the investment strategy for the client’s portfolio. Broadly speaking, this involves establishing proper portfolio diversification and preparing an effective investment policy statement.

This webinar provides an overview of the prudent process an advisor should follow to arrive at a proper investment allocation strategy to best suit the needs of the investor. This session is appropriate as both an introduction to fiduciary responsibility for those who are inexperienced with acting as a fiduciary and as a refresher for experienced advisors who have fiduciary training and a track record of supporting fiduciary clients.

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

Patrick Curran, QPA, AIFA®, Director of Institutional Retirement Consulting, Unified Trust Company

June 28, 2019

Within the retirement services industry, we are comfortable with the complexity of the requirements and services made available to clients. However, ‘basic’ to us is anything but ‘basic’ to our clients. In fact, it can be quite confusing. We do funny things in our industry pertaining to marketing. The trend that’s occurred in recent years is to take sections of ERISA and turn them into services and marketing terms.

We’ve all heard them; 3(21), 3(38) and the latest iteration, 3(16). As a result, there is even confusion within the industry surrounding what constitutes a ‘3(16) administrator’ and what falls into ‘3(16) services.’ This is a challenge, but also an opportunity, for advisors to be the resource that helps sponsors determine what menu of services are needed to achieve their goals and assist them with finding service providers best address those needs.

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Reg BI Cometh!

Blaine Aikin, AIFA®, CFP®, CFA®, Executive Chairman, Fi360

Duane Thompson, AIFA®, Senior Policy Analyst, Fi360

June 18, 2019

After one false start followed by nearly a year of anticipation, the SEC Commissioners have finally adopted a new standard for investment recommendations. Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and its accompanying rules and forms will have a significant impact not only on broker-dealers, but also for registered investment advisers and investors.

In this webinar, we parse the details of the newly adopted regulations, including what’s new, what was expected, and what surprised us. We also discuss what we can expect for both organizations and advisors as the industry prepares for compliance.

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