Best of PSNC 2018

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November 13, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Remarks: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Regulation and Litigation Update
    Presenter:
    Jodi EpsteinPartner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

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    Stop Guessing: Using Plan Participant Data to Select the Optimal QDIA
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will discuss a new, data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations.
    PresenterThomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC

    Hosted by Morningstar Investment Management LLC

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    Managing Your Fund Lineup: Current trends in number and types of funds, use of share classes and fee allocation, selection and monitoring of the default fund.
    Moderator: Christian ColemanPartner & Director, Business Development & Marketing, Fiduciary Investment Advisors LLC
    Panelists:
    Jason Brafman, Director, John Hancock Investments
    Rita Fiumara, Senior Vice President – Investments, UBS Institutional Consulting

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    Refreshment Break

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    Are American Workers More Than Just Their Age? 
    When it comes to a plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA), most discussions revolve around Target Date Funds (TDFs)  – whether to go active or passive, custom or proprietary and “to” or “through” with the glide path.  While technology has disrupted countless industries in more than a decade since the Pension Protection Act modernized DC plan investment menus and features, there’s been minimal recent innovation within the QDIA space.  In this presentation, we will expand the QDIA discussion beyond TDFs and explore personalized solutions.  What benefits can personalization bring to participants’ retirement outcomes?  What breakthroughs have helped make personalization a reality? What are some innovative ways to address the challenges of implementing personalized solutions as a QDIA?
    Presenter: 
    Jonathon Dues
    , Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments

    Hosted by Fisher Investments

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    Creating Participant Connections: Targeted communications and the role of financial wellness/holistic education.
    Moderator: Bruce G. Lanser, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant, UBS Retirement Plan Consulting Group
    Panelists:
    Eric Milano, Vice President – Regional Sales Consultant, T. Rowe Price
    Jeff Fister, Relationship Manager, ADP

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    Helping solve for employees’ complex needs with advice without losing sleep over Fiduciary due diligence
    Research shows employees’ financial situations are getting even more complex. If you offer participant advice, you already know it can be a powerful way to help boost confidence. And, it comes with a fiduciary responsibility to select the right advice provider for your employees’ unique needs. Learn how strong plan design can help get employees to the advice solutions they need. Plus, get practical tips for managing your fiduciary responsibility in selecting and monitoring advice providers – so you can be sure your solutions are keeping up with employees’ evolving needs.
    Presenter: Anthony Karamas, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

    Hosted by Fidelity Investments

  10. Luncheon

November 14, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Remarks: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Regulation and Litigation Update
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Emily Costin, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
    Jodi Epstein, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

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    A Case Study in Selecting a QDIA… Process, Process, Process
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Roger Paschke, Chief Investment Officer, Hearst, will discuss his experience selecting the target-date glide path for his plan to meet their desired investment objectives. Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will discuss a new, data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations.
    PresentersRoger Paschke, Chief Investment Officer, Hearst
    Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement,
    Morningstar Investment Management LLC

    Hosted by Morningstar Investment Management LLC

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    Managing Your Fund Lineup: Current trends in number and types of funds, use of share classes and fee allocation, selection and monitoring of the default fund.
    Moderator: Earle Allen, Partner, Cammack Retirement Group
    Panelists:
    Jason Brafman, Director, John Hancock Investments
    David Hudak, Senior Consultant, Portfolio Evaluations, Inc

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    Refreshment Break

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    Are American Workers More Than Just Their Age? 
    When it comes to a plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA), most discussions revolve around Target Date Funds (TDFs)  – whether to go active or passive, custom or proprietary and “to” or “through” with the glide path.  While technology has disrupted countless industries in more than a decade since the Pension Protection Act modernized DC plan investment menus and features, there’s been minimal recent innovation within the QDIA space.  In this presentation, we will expand the QDIA discussion beyond TDFs and explore personalized solutions.  What benefits can personalization bring to participants’ retirement outcomes?  What breakthroughs have helped make personalization a reality? What are some innovative ways to address the challenges of implementing personalized solutions as a QDIA?
    Presenters:
    Jonathon Dues, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments
    Loukas Stephens, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments

    Hosted by Fisher Investments

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    Creating Participant Connections: Targeted communications and the role of financial wellness/holistic education
    Moderator: Barbara DelaneyPrincipal, StoneStreet Advisor Group
    Panelists:
    Jonathan Wilkinson, Vice President – DCIO Sales Consultant, T. Rowe Price
    Chris Luongo, VP, Strategy, Business Development and Marketing, ADP

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    Helping solve for employees’ complex needs with advice without losing sleep over Fiduciary due diligence
    Research shows employees’ financial situations are getting even more complex. If you offer participant advice, you already know it can be a powerful way to help boost confidence. And, it comes with a fiduciary responsibility to select the right advice provider for your employees’ unique needs. Learn how strong plan design can help get employees to the advice solutions they need. Plus, get practical tips for managing your fiduciary responsibility in selecting and monitoring advice providers – so you can be sure your solutions are keeping up with employees’ evolving needs.
    Presenter: Anthony Karamas, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

    Hosted  by Fidelity Investments

  10. Luncheon

November 15, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Remarks: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Regulation and Litigation Update
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer,
    Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists: 
    Jamie Fleckner,
    Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
    Benjamin L. Grosz, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

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    Stop Guessing: Using Plan Participant Data to Select the Optimal QDIA
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will discuss a new, data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations.
    PresenterThomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC

    Hosted by Morningstar Investment Management LLC

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    Managing Your Fund Lineup: Current trends in number and types of funds, use of share classes and fee allocation, selection and monitoring of the default fund.
    ModeratorKerrie Casey, Retirement Plan ConsultantSageView
    Panelists:
    Jason Brafman, Director, John Hancock Investments
    Vincent SmithPartner & Senior ConsultantFiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC

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    Refreshment Break

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    Are American Workers More Than Just Their Age?
    When it comes to a plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA), most discussions revolve around Target Date Funds (TDFs)  – whether to go active or passive, custom or proprietary and “to” or “through” with the glide path.  While technology has disrupted countless industries in more than a decade since the Pension Protection Act modernized DC plan investment menus and features, there’s been minimal recent innovation within the QDIA space.  In this presentation, we will expand the QDIA discussion beyond TDFs and explore personalized solutions.  What benefits can personalization bring to participants’ retirement outcomes?  What breakthroughs have helped make personalization a reality? What are some innovative ways to address the challenges of implementing personalized solutions as a QDIA?
    Presenters:
    Jonathon Dues, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments
    Loukas Stephens, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments

    Hosted by Fisher Investments

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    Creating Participant Connections: Targeted communications and the role of financial wellness/holistic education.
    Moderator: James F. SampsonDirector, Retirement Advisory Services, Hilb Group Retirement Services
    Panelists:
    Andrew Beliveau, Assistant Vice President, DCIO Intermediary Sales Consultant, T. Rowe Price
    Mike Haggerty, Director Account Management, ADP

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    Helping solve for employees’ complex needs with advice without losing sleep over Fiduciary due diligence
    Research shows employees’ financial situations are getting even more complex. If you offer participant advice, you already know it can be a powerful way to help boost confidence. And, it comes with a fiduciary responsibility to select the right advice provider for your employees’ unique needs. Learn how strong plan design can help get employees to the advice solutions they need. Plus, get practical tips for managing your fiduciary responsibility in selecting and monitoring advice providers – so you can be sure your solutions are keeping up with employees’ evolving needs.
    Presenter: Anthony Karamas, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

    Hosted by Fidelity Investments

  10. Luncheon

November 27, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Remarks: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Regulation and Litigation Update
    Presenter
    R. Bradford Huss, ERISA and Employee Benefits, Trucker Huss, APC

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    Stop Guessing: Using Plan Participant Data to Select the Optimal QDIA
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will discuss a new, data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations.
    PresenterThomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC

    Hosted by Morningstar Investment Management LLC

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    Managing Your Fund Lineup: Current trends in number and types of funds, use of share classes and fee allocation, selection and monitoring of the default fund.
    Moderator: Mark A. Davis, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST
    Panelists:
    Gene R Huxhold, Senior Managing Director, John Hancock Investments
    Rick Wedge, Managing Director, Pensionmark Financial Group, LLC

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    Refreshment Break

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    Are American Workers More Than Just Their Age?
    When it comes to a plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA), most discussions revolve around Target Date Funds (TDFs)  – whether to go active or passive, custom or proprietary and “to” or “through” with the glide path.  While technology has disrupted countless industries in more than a decade since the Pension Protection Act modernized DC plan investment menus and features, there’s been minimal recent innovation within the QDIA space.  In this presentation, we will expand the QDIA discussion beyond TDFs and explore personalized solutions.  What benefits can personalization bring to participants’ retirement outcomes?  What breakthroughs have helped make personalization a reality? What are some innovative ways to address the challenges of implementing personalized solutions as a QDIA?
    Presenters:
    Jonathon Dues, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments
    Loukas Stephens, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments

    Hosted by Fisher Investments

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    Creating Participant Connections: Targeted communications and the role of financial wellness/holistic education.
    Moderator: Blake Thibault, Managing Director, Heffernan Financial Services
    Panelists:
    Brad Vaughn, Vice President – Regional Sales Consultant – DCIO, T. Rowe Price
    Jeff Roberts, Regional Channel Manager, ADP

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    Helping solve for employees’ complex needs with advice without losing sleep over Fiduciary due diligence
    Research shows employees’ financial situations are getting even more complex. If you offer participant advice, you already know it can be a powerful way to help boost confidence. And, it comes with a fiduciary responsibility to select the right advice provider for your employees’ unique needs. Learn how strong plan design can help get employees to the advice solutions they need. Plus, get practical tips for managing your fiduciary responsibility in selecting and monitoring advice providers – so you can be sure your solutions are keeping up with employees’ evolving needs.
    Presenter: Anthony Karamas, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

    Hosted by Fidelity Investments

  10. Luncheon

November 28, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Remarks: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Regulation and Litigation Update
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer
    ,Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Jamie Fleckner,
    Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
    Benjamin L. Grosz,Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

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    Stop Guessing: Using Plan Participant Data to Select the Optimal QDIA
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will discuss a new, data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations.
    PresenterThomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer, Retirement, Morningstar Investment Management LLC

    Hosted by Morningstar Investment Management LLC

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    Managing Your Fund Lineup: Current trends in number and types of funds, use of share classes and fee allocation, selection and monitoring of the default fund.
    Moderator: Jon WillhiteSenior Vice President – Investments, Senior Institutional Consultant, Certified Investment, Management Analyst, The Willhite Institutional Consulting Group
    Panelists:
    Gene R Huxhold, Senior Managing Director, John Hancock Investments
    John Mott, Executive Director, Institutional Consulting Director, Institutional Consultant, The Mott Group at Graystone Consulting

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    Refreshment Break

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    Are American Workers More Than Just Their Age? 
    When it comes to a plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA), most discussions revolve around Target Date Funds (TDFs)  – whether to go active or passive, custom or proprietary and “to” or “through” with the glide path.  While technology has disrupted countless industries in more than a decade since the Pension Protection Act modernized DC plan investment menus and features, there’s been minimal recent innovation within the QDIA space.  In this presentation, we will expand the QDIA discussion beyond TDFs and explore personalized solutions.  What benefits can personalization bring to participants’ retirement outcomes?  What breakthroughs have helped make personalization a reality? What are some innovative ways to address the challenges of implementing personalized solutions as a QDIA?
    Presenters:
    Jonathon Dues, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments
    Loukas Stephens, Vice President, Defined Contribution, Fisher Investments

    Hosted by Fisher Investments

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    Creating Participant Connections: Targeted communications and the role of financial wellness/holistic education
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Keith Blackmon, Regional Sales Consultant – DC Investment Only, T. Rowe Price
    Jeff Fister, Relationship Manager, ADP

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    Helping solve for employees’ complex needs with advice without losing sleep over Fiduciary due diligence
    Research shows employees’ financial situations are getting even more complex. If you offer participant advice, you already know it can be a powerful way to help boost confidence. And, it comes with a fiduciary responsibility to select the right advice provider for your employees’ unique needs. Learn how strong plan design can help get employees to the advice solutions they need. Plus, get practical tips for managing your fiduciary responsibility in selecting and monitoring advice providers – so you can be sure your solutions are keeping up with employees’ evolving needs.
    Presenter: Anthony Karamas, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

    Hosted by Fidelity Investments

  10. Luncheon

Sponsorship Information

Katie Bacon | 203-595-3184 |

General Information

Carol Popkins | 203-461-0985 |