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Philadelphia Bar Association

Topcap Invite

Thursday, June 15, 2017

4:30 PM

Pyramid Club
1735 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Registration Info:
4:00 PM

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Enjoy heavy Hors D'oeuvres and happy hour beverages

Featured Speaker:

Paul J. Brahim, CFP®, AIFA®
Chief Executive Officer
BPU Investment Management, Inc.

Mr. Brahim is a shareholder of BPU Investment Management, Inc. and the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the firm. He is also a member of the firm's Investment Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Brahim led the firm's efforts to provide comprehensive financial planning and asset management services to individual clients. He also introduced and developed BPU's Personal Financial Education (PFE) program and was instrumental in creating the firm's retirement plan offering.

TONIGHT - Yikes! I'm on the Retirement Plan Committee - Now What?

CLE_Yikes! I'm on the Retirement Plan Committee - Now What?

Sponsored by BPU Investment Management, Inc. and Professional Capital Services

You've just been asked to serve on the retirement plan or pension committee or you're the head of an organization that has one. Whether you know it or not, you are a fiduciary and have legal responsibility for other people's money.

This program provides step-by-step guidance on the legal background for today's retirement-plan fiduciary process and offers best practices associated with mitigating litigation risk and improving outcomes for plan participants.

This comprehensive presentation will offer a clear understanding of the 7 Global Fiduciary Precepts; the Hierarchy of Investment Decisions; investment line-up construction; Qualified Default Investment Alternatives; Manager Due Diligence, Selection and Monitoring; and the Department of Labor's Uniform Fiduciary Rule ... or what's left of it.

These important questions will be addressed:

  • Harvard v. Amory through Tibble v. Edison - What are the legal responsibilities of investment stewards?
  • Discovery - What should I know before I make any decision's an Investment Policy Statement and why should I have one?
  • How many choices should be in my plan?
  • Someone has to make investment decisions - How do I select managers?
  • How do I mitigate litigation risk - monitoring and documentation best practices?

Receive resource tools to help you apply what you've learned:

  • An 88-page guide
  • A self-analysis questionnaire
  • A sample Investment Policy Statement
  • A template for an Investment Committee Charter
  • A template for investment committee minutes
  • A due diligence and monitoring checklist

    The vast majority of the world's liquid investable wealth is in the hands of investment fiduciaries, and the success or failure of investment fiduciaries can have a material impact on the fiscal health of any country. -- Prudent Investment Practices; fi360, 2013; p 7

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