Excessive Fees Issues
A common allegation in recent ERISA litigation has been that plan fiduciaries allowed service providers to charge excessive fees. Analysis Group has been retained to analyze allegations of excessive fees associated with service providers to multibillion-dollar retirement plans as well as with service providers to large and small retirement plans.
We have examined fee-related issues, including:
- Appropriateness of recordkeeping fees and investment management fees
- Influence of competition on fees for retirement plan services
- Impact of the economics of revenue sharing on fees
Our expertise in the process used by a plan sponsor to evaluate and benchmark recordkeeping and investment management fees is complemented by substantial experience in litigation related to mutual fund fees and revenue sharing between mutual funds and unaffiliated service providers, such as financial advisors.