Speaking Engagement

Howard Pianko to serve as Co-Chair of PLI’s “Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives” Seminar


New York, NY
PLI New York Center
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New York, NY
Howard Pianko, a partner in Seyfarth’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department, is co-chairing PLI’s “Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives” Seminar in New York on May 16th. Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law will share their perspectives, and illuminate issues, on current topics and recent developments.
A new administration, as well as continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory structure for pension investment activities in the derivatives markets that raised substantial uncertainties for a broad group of investment products, and compliance issues for plan fiduciaries. But will these regulations be a thing of the past with a new administration in place? Keeping abreast of these developments, and staying current on new ERISA case law, enforcement actions and ordinary course investment practices, is critical.
Topics include:
  • Updates on the DOL’s fiduciary rule and QPAM exemptions 
  • Plan related issues for financial institutions 
  • The year in review: ERISA litigation 
  • Current topics for investment managers of ERISA plans, and in private equity and alternative investments

For more information and to register, click here.