1-Day Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

ERISA plans are major investors in a constantly evolving financial marketplace. Both financial firms designing and selling financial products and plans purchasing financial products need to understand the inner workings of the products in order to analyze them under ERISA and ensure compliance. This course provides an in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of various financial instruments and investment vehicles and the ERISA issues that arise in connection with them. With each focusing on a different type of common plan investment, our panels of experts will explore the interaction between ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code and how financial products and markets actually work. 

What You Will Learn 

  • Understand ERISA's initial transition to the new rules and application to the financial community
  • Explore issues arising under ERISA in connection with derivatives and other financial instruments, including an update on the DOL's Fiduciary Rule
  • Analyze the issues arising under ERISA in connection with commingled investment vehicles - VCOC, REOC and hedge funds
  • Evaluate the ERISA implications of using alternative investment vehicles
  • Gain expert insights on the implications of investing plan assets abroad -- foreign transaction considerations 

Special Features 

  • Lunch will be provided
  • NY Transitional credit available, including Skills credit
  • Case Study: Navigating bitcoins and other virtual currencies in ERISA plan investments 

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment will benefit from this program.

 

Program Level: Overview

Intended Audience: Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of various financial instruments and investment vehicles and the ERISA issues that arise in connection with them.   

Prerequisites: An interest in or some experience with the financial instruments and investment vehicles available in the marketplace and the ERISA issues that arise from plan investment.

Advanced Preparation: None 

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