The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) establishes four core fiduciary duties which require plan fiduciaries to act prudently, act with loyalty and for the exclusive benefit of participants and beneficiaries, diversify plan investments, and carry out plan duties in accordance with the plans terms and with ERISA provisions.
As the sponsor of a retirement plan, you are considered a fiduciary according to ERISA. With this role comes significant legal responsibilities and subject to standards of conduct based on your decisions. Choosing plan providers and investments are both fiduciary decisions that must be made with the same consideration and aptitude that an expert would exercise.
As a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, we can help you better understand your fiduciary responsibilities. Our process and investment recommendations will assist you in managing fiduciary obligations to include:
- Comprehensive investment fiduciary reviews
- Plan policy review and preparation assistance, including an Investment Policy Statement and review of committee bylaws
- Fiduciary and retirement plan training and ongoing education
- Plan records reporting and retention