Partner With an Experienced Leader in Fiduciary Services
Our record of fiduciary integrity and accountability is one of the top reasons plan sponsors and their advisors say they choose The Standard. A flexible service model allows us to partner with retirement plan advisors and TPAs in ways that complement their business models while meeting their clients’ needs.
The Standard has always acted, and will continue to act, in your clients' best interests:
We have no proprietary fund requirements.
We return all revenue sharing from fund companies.
We offer only conflict-free level-fee compensation.
As your trusted expert, we're also here to help you stay current on fiduciary news and regulations. View Regulatory Insights to learn more.
Optional Services that Complement Your Business
When it makes sense for your business model, our flexible services can allow your clients to delegate certain fiduciary responsibilities to The Standard. View Resources to learn more.
We Put Our Accountability in Writing
When we say we take responsibility, we mean it. The Standard puts an indemnification and hold harmless clause in its service agreements.
Take the Next Step
Start a conversation with your clients today using the resources on this site, or contact us at 844.239.3561 to learn more about our fiduciary services.
Both you and your clients may have questions about changes happening in the industry, including the rules that govern the definition of a fiduciary.
Get analysis from our legal experts as well as answers to common questions.
August 2017 DOL FAQ Regarding Fiduciary Investment Advice Regulations NEW!
In August 2017, the Department of Labor released another set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the new fiduciary investment advice regulations. In this guidance the DOL clarified when updated 408(b)(2) disclosures must be sent and to whom, and whether individualized recommendations regarding contribution rates are fiduciary investment advice.
401(k) and 403(b) Plan Sponsors and Their Fiduciary Duties for Revenue Sharing
This white paper helps fiduciaries answer the following questions:
- What is revenue sharing?
- Who receives that revenue sharing and what do they do for it?
- Are my employees being treated fairly and legally?
No Further Delay of Fiduciary DOL Rule
The new labor secretary announced there will be no further postponement of the fiduciary definition or the impartial conduct standards. While future changes are possible, The Standard is ready to comply with fiduciary advice regulations.
Department of Labor Fiduciary Investment Advice and Our Commitment
Even though the ultimate fate of the DOL's Fiduciary Investment Advice Regulations is still unclear, learn how The Standard is staying committed to acting in the best interests of our advisors and their clients.
DOL Final Fiduciary Regulation: Initial Analysis/FAQ
Download our initial summary of the Fiduciary Investment Advice regulations and get answers to how they affect you and your clients.
Am I an Investment Advice Fiduciary?
Does the DOL's broader definition of investment advice make you a fiduciary? Answer these questions to find out.
DOL Investment Advice Regulations: How Can I Get Paid?
If you provide services to a retirement investor for a fee, learn how the new regulations affect how you can receive payment.
Delegated Fiduciary Services
Learn more about how our optional administrative, investment advisory and investment management solutions can help your clients meet their fiduciary obligations.
- Three Levels of Fiduciary Protection
- ERISA 3(16) Delegated Administrative Fiduciary Services
- ERISA 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciary Services
- Investment Advisory Services
Fiduciary Education for Plan Sponsors
Help keep your clients informed about the need for fiduciary awareness and the steps they can take to protect themselves from potential investigations and penalties.
Additional materials are also available upon request. Please call your retirement plan consultant at 844.239.3561 to learn more.
Each short module in this webinar series finishes with a certificate of completion. A link to the first webinar is included below. For links to the full series, please contact your retirement plan consultant at 844.239.3561.
- Fiduciaries by the Numbers
- Mitigating ERISA Fiduciary Liability
- Fiduciary Prohibited Transactions
- How Fiduciaries Get into Trouble
- What Does it Mean to Be a Fiduciary