Paper Addresses DC Fiduciaries' Investment Responsibilities

March 25, 2013 ( – A white paper aims to help defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors understand how they can manage their investment responsibilities.

LIMRA and Transamerica Retirement Solutions assembled information pertaining to fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The paper starts by defining who is a DC plan fiduciary.  

It also offers questions plan sponsors must consider when implementing any plan actions, and examines each of the fiduciary standards of conduct as they pertain to plan-level investment decisions. The paper discusses 3(38) and 3(21) investment fiduciary management and when and why they should be utilized.  

The white paper, “Managing Investment Responsibilities: Investment Decisions for Plan Fiduciaries,” is here.