E&O Insurance, Fiduciary Exposure & ERISA Bonding: Ask An Expert

ERISA litigation is expensive, particularly the defense of fiduciary breach claims. Furthermore, the cost of litigation has to be paid, even if the fiduciary or service provider is ultimately exonerated in the litigation. Through a panel of experts in their respective fields, this session will explore ways to mitigate fiduciary exposure through best practices, legal ramifications and insurance coverage. Our panelists will outline the difference between first party and third party fiduciary exposure along with the elements relevant to both parties. We will discuss the distinction between insurance and ERISA "fidelity" bonds and based on ERISA and DOL mandates, when an Investment Advisor ERISA Bond is required. To help you save money and grow your business, the panelists will work through a Q&A session intended to mitigate claims through sound fiduciary processes.


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Gary Sutherland
Gary B. Sutherland has almost 20 years of insurance experience and founded North American Professional Liability Insurance Agency, LLP (NAPLIA) in 1998. NAPLIA has grown to be one of the leading writers of professional liability insurance specializing in financial professionals. Mr. Sutherland holds the prestigious designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), an honor attained by only 2% of all insurance brokers. He previously held the position of National Sales Manager for a leading provider of professional liability insurance. Mr. Sutherland's expertise is well acknowledged and he regularly speaks at national conferences, most recently Fiduciary 360's conference in San Diego, and for large accounting firms.


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