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Fee Equalization in 401(k) Plans

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Andrei's Restaurant, 2607 Main Street, Irvine
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  • Early Bird pricing
  • Early Bird pricing

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Fee Equalization in 401(k) Plans

 The Presentation:

Fee Equalization is a move to true plan cost transparency. As one of the nation's leading experts on retirement plan specialist, Michael will focus on:

1. Remove indirect compensation from existing fund menu. 

2. Move to the most efficient share class. 

3. Credit back any revenue share from the line-up back to the participants in those funds. 

4. Charge all participants for record keeping and Administrative costs (either basis points on account balance or fixed dollar amount). 

5. Add in any extra costs for plan level expenses (if not used can be credited back to participants at the end of the year). 

Our Speaker: Michael Castner

As one of the Principals of Retirement Benefits Group, Mike leads one of the country’s premier retirement plan consulting firms in providing a comprehensive array of advisory services to both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Mike has earned a reputation for his knowledge and experience in plan provider search and benchmarking, fiduciary oversight and investment due diligence.

 Mike has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years focuses primarily on the corporate retirement plan market. His investment career began in 1987 at Dean Witter, and five years later, he joined Kidder Peabody where he was a founder of The Castner Josephs Retirement Group.  Mike was an initial member and founder of National Retirement Partners (NRP). Prior to NRP, Mike was a First Vice President of Investments with Prudential Securities where he achieved the Directors Council for exemplary performance along with inclusion in the Prudential Retirement Services Roundtable of senior consultants.

 As a recognized retirement plan specialist, Mike has been a featured speaker and panelist for many retirement plan conferences and seminars throughout the country.  He was recognized by PLANADVISER as one of the top 100 retirement plan advisers in 2012*, and was invited to be a member of Prudential Retirement’s Financial Advisory Council in 2013.

 Continuing Education: 

2 CE for AIF certifications

2 CE for ASPPA certifications
2 CEC for NIPA certifications
2 CPE for CEBS
1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
2 hours for California CPAs
2 hours for Certified Financial Planners
2 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for check-in, breakfast and networking.  Our program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and this program will end at approximately 9:45 a.m.  The registration fee includes a full breakfast buffet and hosted valet parking.

The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, October 12.

WP&BC Members can bring a guest for free!  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your peers and colleagues to our Chapter.  Remember, your guest should be a first-time visitor and potential member.   Look for the free guest offer when you register online

The statements and materials presented at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions or positions of WP&BC Orange County Chapter. In addition, WP&BC Orange County Chapter assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the statements and materials presented by speakers at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events.

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

Christine Stewart,
Chapter Administrator


(949) 407-9128


Orange County Chapter
PO Box 6111
Garden Grove, CA 92846

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