ERISA imposes a fiduciary standard of care on all parties that exercise any discretionary authority or discretionary control over managing an employee benefit plan, or handling plan assets. A fiduciary must carry out their duties in a manner that safeguards the interests of the plan’s participants and beneficiaries.
As a registered investment advisor, Verity Asset Management can provide a full range of fiduciary support services to help you, and your organization, meet those obligations and document a prudent process that supports sound fiduciary decisions.
Whether we provide investment advisory services under ERISA Section 3(21), or serve as a discretionary investment manager as defined under ERISA Section 3(38), we will acknowledge our fiduciary status in writing. By accepting the clear allocation of specific fiduciary responsibility, Verity also assumes the potential liability relating to these transferred obligations. Delegating fiduciary responsibility provides an element of protection for a plan sponsor that otherwise may not exist.
From reviewing your plan’s investment menu to monitoring expenses, to building customized model allocations for your employees, Verity Asset Management can provide a full range of fiduciary support services to help you, and your participants, succeed