New York, NY
Thursday, August 23, 2012
ERISA Assets: QPAM and INHAM Audit Legal Requirements and Best Practices
Navigating DOL Rules for Pension Asset Management Compliance
A live 90-minute CLE webinar/teleconference with interactive Q&A
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 (7 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT
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This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to advise asset manager clients regarding QPAM and INHAM audits as required by the Department of Labor. The panel will review the new exemption rules, who can conduct an audit, what the process entails, and how to showcase good practices with existing and prospective plan sponsors.
An opportunity to manage part of the $17 trillion retirement industry assets is a key business strategy for many financial organizations. ERISA plans present a number of unique challenges due to the rules, regulations and increasing litigation brought against asset managers. Compliance is critically important.
In 2010, the U.S. DOL changed rules on activities asset managers can undertake if they manage ERISA assets. Entities like banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and SEC-registered investment advisors must have documented policies and procedures for types of trading, parties in interest and internal controls.
In addition, a regular audit of the activities of a Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM) and/or in-house asset manager (INHAM) must be conducted by persons who are knowledgeable about ERISA and can render an objective assessment as to whether the exemption is justified.
Listen as our ERISA-experienced panel provides a guide to this recent mandate, why it is important, how to comply, and what an asset manager can learn from the audit process to mitigate litigation risk. Click Here Text
New York, NY