Formed in 2012, the Coalition of Collective Trust Funds is a group of collective trust fund sponsors and money managers active in the collective trust fund industry. With over 20 member companies, the Coalition members collectively represent a sizeable presence in the collective trust fund industry.
The primary goals of the group are :
- to serve as a forum for discussing and developing best practices for legal and operational issues relating to collective trust funds;
- to provide regular updates with respect to legal and regulatory matters affecting collective trust funds and
- where desired by the members, express opinions (e.g., by filing comment letters) on matters of interest to collective fund sponsors.
The Coalition holds standing quarterly Marketplace Briefing Calls as well as quarterly Regulatory Briefing Calls. It also has special calls, as events warrant. The Coalition maintains a Regulatory Tracker Chart, which provides updates to Coalition members about relevant regulatory developments. Members are also involved in the Coalition’s various working groups.
The Coalition holds an annual in-person meeting, which supplements the group’s standing quarterly marketplace and regulatory briefing calls, and allows business and legal personnel from member companies to network, discuss common issues and benchmark best practices and features various panel presentations. Coalition members also have access to webinars on various issues of interest to participants in the collective trust fund industry.
Member firms are welcome to have as many legal, compliance and business representatives as desired participate.
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP serves as counsel to the Coalition and actively reports to Coalition members regarding relevant regulatory (including OCC, DOL, and SEC) developments of interest to Coalition members. As an adjunct to the Coalition's activities, the Coalition also provides an opportunity for members to identify and comment on regulatory proposals impacting collective trust funds. For further information please contact Clifford Kirsch at 1.212.389.5052 or Mark Smith at 1.202.383.0221
Save The Date
Annual Coalition In–Person Meeting, May 10, 2013, New York City
ALI Annual Conference on Collective Trust Fund Regulation, May 9th, New York
Co-sponsored by The Coalition of Collective Trust Funds
2013 Schedule of Calls
1st Quarter - Regulatory Briefing Call: Monday, March 18th 11:30 am ET
1st Quarter - Marketplace Briefing Call: Friday, March 22nd 11:30 am ET
2nd Quarter - In-Person Meeting, Friday, May 10th 11:30 am ET
3rd Quarter- Regulatory Briefing Call, Monday, Sept. 23rd 11:30 am ET
3rd Quarter- Marketplace Briefing Call, Friday, Sept. 27th 11:30 am ET
4th Quarter- Regulatory Briefing Call, Monday, Dec. 9th 11:30 am ET
4th Quarter- Marketplace Briefing Call, Thursday, Dec. 12th 11:30 am ET
Collective Trust Funds in the News
Not Your Normal Nest Egg
Cerulli: Fees, flexibility could cut into mutual funds' 401(k) dominance
Mutual funds continue to be the dominant investment vehicles selected by 401(k) plans, but plans' desires for lower fees and greater flexibility could expand the role of institutional products such as collective trusts, especially among plans with more than $250 million in assets, according to a report by Cerulli Associates.
Greater transparency boosts collective trusts
Collective Trust Fund Legal Framework