Michael M. Kane & Associates, LLC




Michael M. Kane & Associates, LLC

Regardless of plan size, Michael M. Kane & Associates helps Plan Sponsors meet their fiduciary responsibilities. Michael M. Kane & Associates, an affiliate firm of National Retirement Partners, conducts independent Fiduciary Governance Assessments to help sponsors determine if they conform to the 22 Prudent Fiduciary Practices that comprise the Global Standard of Fiduciary Excellence. These Prudent Fiduciary Standards are based on legislation, case law and regulatory opinions. In 2009, the 2nd and 7th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, in separate actions, recognized these Practices as the Standard to which Retirement Plans needs to conform. In addition to fiduciary assessments, the firm strives to create a successful retirement plans experience for sponsors and participants through benchmarking, fee analysis, plan design and compliance, including the DOL's 404(c). Michael M. Kane & Associates also provides customized participant education, Investment Policy Statement (IPS) development, independent investment selection & monitoring, vendor analysis & selection, fiduciary education for committees, delineation of roles & responsibilities as well as plan level documentation and communications.


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Mike Kane, Alpharetta, GA
President, Michael M. Kane & Associates

Michael M. Kane, AIFA®, CLU, ChFC, CEFEX Fiduciary Analyst is a Principal and Founder of Michael M. Kane & Associates.  Mr. Kane's responsibilities include operations, assessments and client advice. Mike has been in the advisory business for almost three decades.  Mr. Kane has been recognized as prominent retirement plan advisory consultants.   He has authored numerous articles and has been widely quoted in national retirement plan publications. Mike is also active on the lecture and workshop circuit.   Prior to joining NRP and then LPL financial, he served as the Director of Executive & Employee Benefits Strategies for New England Financial, a MetLife Company, and as Managing Partner.  Before entering the financial services industry, Mike was an Officer in the U.S. Navy.  He is an active member of the Center for Fiduciary Studies (fi360). Mike is also a CLU, ChFC and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA). As an AIFA, he is one of the select few certified to conduct Fiduciary Assessments on Investment Stewards, Managers and Advisors.  He also serves as an analyst for the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). Mr. Kane holds a BS in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's University and performed his graduate work at the George Washington University School of Business.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, and member FINRA/SIPC. NRP is not affiliated with LPL Financial.  Fiduciary Services offered for advisory relationships.

 


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