SYMPOSIUM BREAKOUT – November 3, ERISA Fiduciary Overview

Greg Moerchen

Greg Moerchen

Chuck Self

Chuck Self

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Presentation Scheduled for Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 pm
Pending CE: 1 CFP, 1 NASBA/CPE, 1 MN insurance, 1 WI insurance, 1 CIMA, 1 CLE Standard

During the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota Symposium on November 3, the timely topic of retirement plan fiduciary responsibility will be addressed.  Two ERISA fiduciaries, Greg Moerchen of QBOX Fiduciary Solutions and Chuck Self of iSectors will present answers to questions that retirement plan advisors are asking:

  • How am I a fiduciary as a retirement plan advisor?
  • How will recent litigation and regulatory changes affect my status as a fiduciary?
  • What can be done to mitigate the fiduciary risk of being an advisor?
  • What types of investment choices will meet investment fiduciary standards
  • What is the latest research on overcoming the ineffectiveness of typical asset allocation programs?

Mr. Moerchen, with over 20 years in the industry, started QBOX Fiduciary Solutions to meet the investment fiduciary needs of the retirement plan industry. He has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. He started in the broker dealer network and transitioned to a registered investment advisor (RIA) in 2008. Most recently he has developed open architecture 401k products for socially responsible investment clients and FiduciarySelect.

Mr. Moerchen is currently focusing on developing open architecture qualified plan products for RIAs and RIA Firms. He feels that the qualified plan industry is at a tipping point. Participants are demanding investment and fee transparency – both supplied by advisors moving to the fiduciary standards required of an RIA. QBOX’s sole focus is to revolutionize the qualified plan marketplace.

Mr. Self has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry and his background is diverse. The early portion of his career focused on managing multi-billion dollar fixed income portfolios for such firms as ABN AMRO and Prudential. Recently, he has been involved in portfolio management as the CIO for the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois and marketing of alternative investments. He has been interviewed in various media including Fox Business News, Bloomberg Radio, and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Self anticipates the industry will continue to shift towards low cost, transparent and liquid outsourced investment solutions. His overarching objective is to enhance iSectors position in the marketplace to capitalize on this transition.