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Fiduciary Considerations When Offering Managed Accounts to Participants

2021 
By Fred Reish

Adviser managed accounts are becoming increasingly popular in 401(k) plans. Fred Reish discusses what plan sponsors need to know about their fiduciary responsibility when providing this benefit to their participants.


Fred Reish is an ERISA attorney whose practice focuses on fiduciary responsibility, retirement income, and plan operational issues. He has been recognized as one of the “legends” of the retirement industry by both PLANADVISER magazine and PLANSPONSOR magazine.


Adviser managed accounts are becoming increasingly popular in 401(k) plans. They provide participants with the ability to customize the investment of their accounts to meet their individual needs and circumstances. But, typically, there is a charge for the investment management services.



The views expressed here are those of Fred Reish. They should not be construed as investment advice or as the views of Hartford Funds or the employees of Hartford Funds. They are based on available information and are subject to change without notice. The information above is intended as general information and is not intended to provide, nor may it be construed as providing, tax, accounting, or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, please consult with your tax or legal counsel for advice. This material and/or its contents are current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Fred Reish.

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