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Alternative Investments in ERISA Retirement Plans: Mitigating Liability Risks for Hedge and Private Equity Funds and Pension Plan Fiduciaries


May 24, 2017
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Recorded May 24, 2017

Exercising Due Diligence to Avoid Investment Landmines for Institutional Investors and Fund Managers.

The DOL's and SEC's fee disclosure rules and heightened attention on compliance and valuation means corporate pension plans are subject to continued scrutiny. Plans that invest in alternatives must focus on properly vetting asset managers more than ever — or risk claims of poor governance and excessive risk-taking. Understanding asset managers' risk vulnerabilities is an essential element of decision-making by any retirement fund with existing or prospective limited partnership interests.

Asset managers are likewise urged to pay close attention to the needs of ERISA fiduciaries for both business development and risk management purposes. Lawsuits and enforcement actions against asset managers are on the rise. Counsel to hedge fund and private equity fund managers must fully grasp and guide clients on full compliance with the duties of ERISA fiduciaries to plan participants.

Listen as our ERISA-experienced panel of benefits counsel and governance professionals provides a guide to the legal and investment landmines that can destroy portfolio values and expose institutional investors and fund managers to liability risks. The panel will review new ERISA considerations for 2017 and outline best practices for implementing effective due diligence procedures.

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