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ERISA: The Fiduciary Provisions
Professor David Pickle
LL.M Course 836 | 2 credit hours
Examines in detail the workings of the fiduciary provisions of Title I of ERISA with respect to employee benefit plan structure, administration, and investments. The course also will examine how the fiduciary provisions of ERISA impact on the major entities (banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers, and mutual funds) in the employee benefit plan industry. The course will complement the material covered in ERISA: Participant Rights, but completion of that course is not a prerequisite for this course. Students who complete both courses, however, will have received a comprehensive overview of Title I of ERISA. This course will also be helpful to candidates for degrees in securities law who have an interest in institutional investors or investment funds.
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in one or more of the following courses: Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements or Retirement Plan Design & Taxation. Students with prior experience in pension law may enroll with permission of the instructor.
Required for the Employee Benefits Certificate.