ERISA Benefit Plan Investment Management Agreements: Selecting 3(38) Investment Managers, Structuring the IMA
Documenting the Relationship to Minimize Risks for Plan Sponsors and Investment Advisers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will review how best to negotiate and draft investment management agreements (IMAs) with ERISA retirement plan sponsors. The panel will explain best practices for selecting a 3(38) investment manager to reduce personal fiduciary risk and outline key steps in structuring and documenting the investment manager relationship.
- Negotiating investment management agreements
- Drafting investment management agreements
- Documenting the investment management partnership
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What standard of care should plans expect from an investment manager?
- What representations and warranties should an IMA include?
- What protections can side letters offer to plans?
- What types of investments may warrant the use of a QPAM agreement?
Sharon M. Goodman
Slevin & Hart
Ms. Goodman focuses her practice on employee benefits law and has extensive experience in matters relating to... | Read More
Ms. Goodman focuses her practice on employee benefits law and has extensive experience in matters relating to health and pension plan design and compliance, including the Affordable Care Act, tax qualification and complex investments. She also advises clients in the areas of plan administration and benefit claim processing. She designs and drafts employee benefit plans, including defined benefit, defined compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation, and health plans. She also has significant experience with plan investments in alternative asset classes and the negotiation of complex investment agreements.Close
David A. Russell, CFA
Senior Investment Strategist, Senior Consultant
Investment Performance Services
Mr. Russell has over 35 years of investment and consulting experience. He works on all aspects of client funds... | Read More
Mr. Russell has over 35 years of investment and consulting experience. He works on all aspects of client funds including investment policy formulation, asset allocation strategies, and evaluation of investment managers. His manager research responsibilities focus on fixed income and alternative investments. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.Close