Why Fiduciary Representation is important for Retirement Plan Sponsors
As part of our value proposition when consulting to Retirement Plans, Sapers & Wallack acknowledges in the Retirement Plan Services Agreement that we are a Fiduciary with respect to assets of the Plan as defined in ERISA under Section 3(21). As Plan Fiduciaries, we undertake a comprehensive process to benchmark plan investment alternatives and share class alternatives.
The Washington report 13-19 is a cautionary tale that should be read carefully by plan sponsors. Plan sponsors must understand the multiple share classes that are available and document the decision making process.