115 Year old University Fails to Follow Proper Fiduciary Practices and Devastates the Legacy of its Founder. This is a good case where there is value to integrating fiduciary due diligence with strategic planning.
In almost all breach of fiduciary cases, the plan trustees fail to follow a prudent process.
Under Section 404(a)(10(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1972 (“ERISA”), fiduciaries must act:
There are about 2.5 million nonprofits in this country, almost all of which are clamoring for money to support their operations.
We believe that a strong fiduciary process, based on strong ethics and integrity, is integral to the success of our clients and, by extension, our business.
From research by the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland (rated #1 worldwide in open programs by the Financial Times):
The global certifier, CEFEX based in Toronto, can help with the mitigation of legal risk for plan sponsors. From the CEFEX press release of 08-30-12: “Today we are announcing a legal opinion letter which helps plan sponsors mitigate the risk associated with the selection of service providers.