Retirement Plan Counsel
Fred consults with banks, trust companies, insurance companies and mutual fund management companies on 401(k) recordkeeping services, investment products, and issues related to plan investments and retirement income. He advises broker-dealers and registered investment advisers on fiduciary status and compliance, prohibited transactions and internal procedures. Fred also advises insurance companies and investment managers on the development of new products and services consistent with fiduciary standards under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as well as its prohibited transaction restrictions, retirement income investments and guarantees.
Examinations and Compliance
Fred counsels private and public sector entities and their plans and fiduciaries regarding examinations before federal agencies such as the Department of Labor (DOL) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Blogs and Industry Engagement
Fred regularly blogs at FredReish.com
where he provides updates and insights on the retirement industry for service providers, plan sponsors and registered investment advisers. He is quoted frequently by national media organizations and regularly addresses industry conferences.
Previous Faculty Positions
- University of Southern California, Masters of Business Tax Program — Former Teacher, “Pension and Profit Sharing”