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Are You Ready For the 401(k) of The Future?

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Andrei's Restaurant, 2607 Main Street, Irvine


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Are You Ready For the 401(k) of The Future?

Join Us at Andrei's

Thursday, March 16, 2023

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Today, there are several important trends taking shape that could alter the dynamics of the retirement marketplace in the coming years. Join us for an informative and interactive discussion led by Rick Unser, Partner & Managing Director with Creative Planning Retirement Services. Please come ready to participate and share your opinions, we are sure you won’t agree with everything he has to say!

Topics for Discussion Include:

  • Washington Watchlist: In addition to SECURE 2.0, how could future retirement policy impact retirement plans?
  • Merger Mania: What is driving it and what does it all mean for the future?
  • Pooled Employer Plans: Beginning of the End or Dead on Arrival?
  • Whose Job Is It?: With the lines blurring between recordkeepers and advisors, what does that mean for the future?
  • Upside Down Markets: Could challenging market conditions change future investment discussions and decisions?
  • Litigation Landscape: Will the torrid pace of 401(k) litigation change, pivot or something else?

While we can’t promise everything Rick sees in his crystal ball will come true, our hope is this session will get you participating and thinking about how these trends could impact your clients and your business.

Our Speaker:        


Rick Unser is a Forbes Contributor, creator and host of the 401(k) Fridays Podcast, a 401(k) Plan Consultant and helps employers solve complex workplace retirement plan problems. Rick works with employers with several hundred to thousands of employees.

As a Managing Director with Creative Planning Retirement Services, he works with employers and their workplace retirement plans to: integrate employer goals and culture with their retirement benefits strategy; enhance employer fiduciary protection; streamline plan operations; improve employee retirement outcomes. He brings experience, leadership, and the ability to work fluidly with diverse plan committees and various service professionals to run and effective process, triage problems and provide easy to follow recommendations to support decisions.

As the creator and host of the 401(k) Fridays Podcast, Rick regularly interviews retirement industry thought leaders, employers, attorneys, and other subject matter experts to help employers understand and keep current with important retirement plan topics and trends. Rick is also a regular speaker at conferences, contributor to Forbes and has been quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal.

Rick received his B.A. in History and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. Rick has held positions at Pension Architects and Sands Brothers & Co, Ltd. In 2017 Rick received a Partner in Youth Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

When not at work, Rick enjoys time with his wife, two daughters and son. He stays active coaching his kids in various youth sports and playing golf.

    Continuing Education:

    • 2 CE for AIF (pending)
    • 2 CECs for ERPA (pending)
    • 2 CPEs for ASPPA certifications
    • 2 CECs for NIPA certifications
    • 2 hours for California CPAs 
    • 1.75 hours of California MCLE
    • 2 hours for Certified Financial Planners (pending)
    • 2 CE for CRPS 
    • 2 CE for CEBS


    • Early Bird (ends March 3rd): $45 for members, $65 for non-members 
    • Regular: $55 for members, $75 for non-members
    • Gold Members: 1 prepaid ticket for each breakfast forum
    • Corporate & Sponsor Members: 3 prepaid tickets for each breakfast forum

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

    • 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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