Fiduciary Responsibility

    Fiduciary Responsibility 

     

    Investment fiduciaries include investment advisors, trustees and investment committee members—many of whom are either CPAs, or advised by CPAs. This section will discuss the importance of being a fiduciary and what steps need to be taken when you are serving in that capacity.

     

     

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    Legal Memoranda For Prudent Practices for Investment Fiduciaries

    Guide A companion to the handbook Prudent Investment Practices: A Handbook for Investment Fiduciaries, is a collection of memorandums highlighting legal bases underlying the practices set out in the handbook.
    Published on June 05, 2014

    Fiduciary Responsibilities for CPAs in Industry Q&A with Dan Gould

    FAQ This discussion with CPA Dan Gould offers an overview of the Fiduciary Handbook and its relevance to members in industry acting as a fiduciary within the organizations they serve.
    Published on September 27, 2013

    Q & A with Joel Framson on the Fiduciary Handbook

    FAQ Review a discussion with Joel Framson regarding the overall benefits of the Fiduciary Handbook and its significance to CPA financial planners and Personal Financial Specialists.
    Published on August 07, 2013

    Fiduciary Responsibility

    Overview This section will discuss the importance of being a fiduciary and what steps need to be taken when you are serving in that capacity.
    Published on July 17, 2013

    Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors

    Guide Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors provides a framework for a disciplined investment process specific for investment advisors.
    Published on July 12, 2013

    Prudent Practices for Investment Stewards

    Guide This handbook provides investment fiduciaries with an organized process for making informed and consistent decisions.
    Published on May 17, 2013

    Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors

    Guide This handbook provides investment advisors an organized process for making informed and consistent fiduciary decisions.
    Published on May 17, 2013

    The CPAs Role in Restoring Investor Confidence

    Article There have been many well-intended attempts to restore investor confidence. However, one could categorize these attempts to be analogous to putting a band aid on a wound that is in need of a tourniquet. More needs to be done, and there is critical role that the CPA can play.
    Published on March 29, 2011

    Message Points for Pension Plans of Small Businesses

    Media Outreach CPAs have an opportunity to talk to the business community about fundamental steps small companies can take to mitigate risk and reduce liability by creating a sound fiduciary process. As business advisors, CPAs encourage companies to take five fundamental steps to manage liability and pension risk more effectively.
    Published on March 29, 2011

    Investment Fiduciary Responsibility Understanding the Role of Plan Fiduciaries

    Presentation It is vital that investment fiduciaries make informed decisions in order to adhere to prudent fiduciary practices. Download a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to educate your clients on fiduciary responsibilities as a retirement plan sponsor.
    Published on March 29, 2011

    Q & A with Clark Blackman on Fiduciary Handbook from a Small Business Perspective

    FAQ This interview with Clark Blackman shows how the Fiduciary Handbook provides meaningful guidance to small CPA firms.
    Published on March 29, 2011

    Investment Committee Effectiveness Backgrounder

    FAQ An effective Investment Oversight Committee is the foundation upon which a dependable 401(k) program is built in your organization. Its main purpose is to ensure your plan remains competitive while continually offering a solid array of fund options.
    Published on May 11, 2010

    Legal Memorandums for Prudent Investment Practices

    Guide Published as a companion to the handbook Prudent Investment Practices: A Handbook for Investment Fiduciaries, this collection of memorandums highlights the legal bases underlying the practices set out in the handbook. The memorandums were prepared by the law firm of Reish, Luftman, McDaniel & Reicher.
    Published on April 09, 2010

    Fiduciary Responsibility Message Points for Pension Plans of Nonprofits

    Media Outreach A nonprofit board member that has the responsibility to invest money acts as a fiduciary. As a fiduciary, board members are required to know the law. View a checklist to help nonprofit board members understand their investment-related fiduciary responsibilities.
    Published on March 03, 2010

    Fiduciary Responsibility Fact Sheet

    Overview A fiduciary's duty is to act in the interest of the plan's participants and beneficiaries to provide benefits. With respect to qualified plan assets, a fiduciary must act prudently, diversify the investments of the plan's assets, and act in a manner consistent with the plan's documents.
    Published on March 03, 2010

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