Fiduciary Roles: A Plan for Success, March 26
Fiduciary Roles: A Plan for Success
Sponsored by: The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce & Independence Financial
Featuring guest speaker Dr. Greg Kasten, 2013 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year, Founder & CEO of Unified Trust Company, based in Lexington, KY
When: March 26 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center
Cost: No Charge
This complimentary breakfast session is for business owners, human resource professionals, retirement plan committee members or anyone involved with administering their organizations retirement plan.
When you offer a 401(k) plan you are providing one of the most important benefits to your employees—the opportunity to achieve a successful retirement outcome. That benefit, however, doesn’t come without its challenges. As a plan sponsor you are a fiduciary of
the plan, which can be a confusing and intimidating role as most plan sponsors typically don’t have the time and understanding to manage fiduciary risk and liabilities associated with their retirement plans. Beyond fiduciary risk and liability, how do you determine if your plan is successful? The industry has typically focused on acceptance rates, fees and fancy web tools, but ultimately the success of a retirement plan should be measured by the number of employees that are going to be able to retire. How do you benchmark participant success?
The focus of this seminar is to provide you with the tools you need to address those challenges. This discussion will:
- Explore the various fiduciary roles under ERISA and review the responsibilities required to satisfy those roles.
- We will also examine plan sponsor risks and identify ways to help minimize potential liability.
- Highlight court cases where fiduciary responsibility and liability were in question and how plan sponsors fared
- in those rulings.
- Discuss the importance of benchmarking your plan for success and why that should matter to plan sponsors
About the presenter:
Dr. Gregory W. Kasten serves as Founder and CEO of Unified Trust Company in Lexington, KY. He has published more than seventy-five papers on financial planning and investment-related topics in various financial and business journals; written two editions of the book Retirement Success; and in 2005 he co-authored the first place winning paper entitled: “Post Modern Portfolio Theory” and presented the paper at the Financial Planning Association national meeting. Dr. Kasten has given dozens of lectures on fiduciary best practices to pension professionals and Federal banking regulators. In 2007-2009, Medical Economics listed Dr. Kasten as one of “The 150 Best Financial Advisers for Doctors” in the country. Dr. Kasten was inducted into the Advisor Hall of Fame by Research Magazine in 2011 and in 2013 was named Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year by Employee Benefit Adviser Magazine. He has more than twenty-five years of investment experience and has been with the company since he founded it in 1985.