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Check Your Investment Committee Investment Review Process

May 03, 2022 (2 min read)

A well-organized fiduciary governance structure is an important piece of avoiding (or defending) plan litigation directed against a sponsor’s 401(k) plan, for example, a suit alleging an excessive fee structure. Investment committees, and those that support them, have to observe the ERISA beatitudes of prudence and loyalty in selecting and monitoring the plan investments that participants select from when investing toward retirement. Regular review of each option’s investment performance, against applicable benchmarks, and use of a watch list, are ways to tread cautiously when navigating the gauntlet that is now 401(k) plan governance.


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