CARES Act and the Effect on the Retirement Ecosystem

Recorded On: 06/04/2020

Join our panel of experts for an overview of the CARES Act and Secure Act. Explore how to strike a balance between them and hone your internal project planning. Get timely insights into how to develop the right policies and procedures for your firm.

Learning objectives:

Ø  Developing internal project plans

Ø  Addressing outstanding questions

Ø  Best practices for policies and procedures

Ø  Marketing relations with advisors

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Blaine Aikin (Moderator)

Fiduciary Subject Matter Expert, Fi360 a Broadridge company

Blaine Aikin is the founder and principal of Fiduciary Insights, an independent provider of fiduciary subject matter expertise for organizations that employ or provide services to investment advisors,. During the 15 years prior to founding Fiduciary Insights in 2019, Blaine served in the executive leadership of Fi360, Inc. He progressed from chief knowledge officer to CEO in 2007, became executive chairman of Fi360 and CEFEX in 2016, and continues to serve as fiduciary subject matter expert for Fi360.

Blaine is a well-known speaker and author of numerous articles on fiduciary responsibility and investment management. He has been named to Investment Advisor magazine's IA25 list of the most influential people in the investment advisory community and one of the ten most influential individuals
in the 401(k) industry by RIABiz. He served as a Director of the CFP Board of Standards from 2013 through 2016 and Chair of CFP Board in 2017.
Currently, Blaine chairs CFP Board’s Standards Resources Commission that is tasked with providing guidance on the new Code and Standards to CFP® professionals.

Blaine holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Allegheny College and Master of Public Management and Policy from the Heinz School of Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professional, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® (AIFA®) Designee. An avid outdoorsman, Blaine serves as an Executive Committee of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State Council. The Center promotes sound forest stewardship practices by forest landowners, which he applies on his forestland in northwest Pennsylvania.

Rob O'Brien

Senior Operations Manager, Putnam Investments

Mr. O'Brien is a Senior Operations Manager in the Investor Services group. He is responsible for overseeing the Defined Contribution Investment Only Service team and supporting Putnam's retail retirement plan operations. He is currently a member of the ICI Bank Trust and Retirement Advisory Committee, the NICSA Retirement Committee, and the Coalition of Collective Investment Trusts. Mr.O'Brien joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1995.

Alvin Hasegawa

Sr. Compliance Consultant, Global Shareholder Services, Franklin Templeton

Mr. Hasegawa is a Senior Compliance Consultant in the Global Shareholder Services Risk & Control division. His responsibilities include retirement plan consulting and regulatory compliance. He is currently a member of the ICI Pension Committee, the NICSA Retirement Committee, and the ABA IRA Steering Committee. Mr. Hasegawa joined Franklin Templeton in 1984.


06/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes