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401(k) Fiduciary Solutions: Expert Guidance for 401(k) Plan Sponsors on How to Effectively and Safely Manage Plan Compliance and Investments Sharing the Fiduciary Burden with Experienced Professionals by Christopher Carosa

401(k) Fiduciary Solutions: Expert Guidance for 401(k) Plan Sponsors on How to Effectively and Safely Manage Plan Compliance and Investments

Sharing the Fiduciary Burden with Experienced Professionals by Christopher Carosa

Published April 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781938465000
Paperback
320 pages
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In an economy that demands focused attention, 401k plan sponsors must concentrate on their business, not its employee benefits. Ironically, this same economic environment provides an ideal opportunity to create a retirement plan that can best helpMoreIn an economy that demands focused attention, 401k plan sponsors must concentrate on their business, not its employee benefits. Ironically, this same economic environment provides an ideal opportunity to create a retirement plan that can best help employees retire in comfort. Companies achieving this ideal will find it easier to hire quality employees. How can 401k plan sponsors balance these two opposing forces? The answer most likely lies not within the walls of the company, but in its ability to outsource certain key fiduciary duties to recognized leaders in the fiduciary service industry.With an exhaustive appendix filled with great resources and useful checklists, 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions covers all 401k compliance issues in a single reference source. It is written for plan managers, sponsors and others with 401k plan fiduciary responsibilities. Smart plan participants may also find the book a helpful source for advice on how to actively monitor plan performance and regulatory compliance.401(k) Fiduciary Solutions helps readers:Learn the 5 areas of fiduciary liability.See a benchmarking template on how to best measure your plan.Read what issues experts and industry thought leaders say matter most.Discover how to avoid hiring vendors with hidden conflicts-of-interest.Recognize what academic research suggests will help employees making good decisions.Find out what industry pros are doing to create better 401k plans.Follow an easy-to-implement approach to develop effective plan education.Heres What Others Are Saying About Christopher Carosas 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions:The collection of material Carosa has compiled in 401(k) Fiduciary Solutions is nothing short of extraordinary. He digs deeply into an expansive set of topics to extract the practical insights diligent fiduciaries can use on a daily basis as they work with their retirement plans.- Mike Alfred, Co-Founder & CEO BrightScope, Inc.Chris provides a treasure trove of practical & invaluable information and insights for plan sponsors and financial advisors to 401K plans. If you wear either of these hats you MUST read this book.- Harold Evensky, CFP, AIF, President, Evensky & KatzCarosa demonstrates a knack for cutting through the clutter of investment, administrative and regulatory issues plan sponsors face to uncover the essence of what the reader needs to know and points to great resources for more information.- Blaine F. Aikin, CEO, fi360What sets this book apart from others Ive seen in this space is the thoroughness of Chriss research, the variety of experts interviewed, and the breadth and depth of the topics covered. The book flows seamlessly from expert to expert and topic to topic. If you are a plan sponsor or in any way provide service and advice to plan sponsors this is a must-have book for your library.- Roger Wohlner, Co-founder Retirement Fiduciary AdvisorsProvocative yet conversational, Carosas book will terrify plan fiduciaries before guiding them on a simple path out of the darkness.- Jan Sackley, Fraud Examiner, PI, Fiduciary Consultant Fiduciary Foresight, LLCCandid and forthright, Mr. Carosa proves he writes what he knows. The pithy and concise narrative translates the technicalities of the 401k fiduciary area into a relatable expertise.- Jenny Ivy, Managing Editor BenefitsPro.comTo craft, as Chris has on a regular basis, information on a complex subject that is readable, timely, and instructive -- as well as occasionally controversial -- is a rare gift.- Nevin E. Adams, JD Director, Education and External Relations, Employee Benefit Research InstituteCarosas work is highly regarded in the retirement community. His new book should serve as an essential reference for any plan sponsor or advisor who aspires to a higher fiduciary standard.- Kerry Pechter, Editor & publisher Retirement Income Journal