Mark Mensack

Mark Mensack

Mark Mensack, AIFA®, GFS® is affiliated with Fiduciary Plan Governance, LLC. and the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) where he serves as an independent fiduciary consultant, and a CEFEX Analyst. Mark has a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and is a former US Army Officer. His final active duty assignment was on the faculty of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he taught Philosophy, Ethics & Critical Reasoning. He has nineteen years of financial services experience; fourteen as a financial advisor with broker-dealers, and five as an RIA. His expertise is in the area of fiduciary best practices, 401k hidden fees and ethical issues in the retirement plan marketplace. Mark also writes the 401k Ethicist column for the Journal of Compensation & Benefits and is listed among the 2013 Top 100 Most Influential People in the 401k Industry; some of his work can be found at www.PrudentChampion.com. Mark welcomes examples of ethical issues in the retirement plan space, and especially misleading 401k marketing materials at 401kEthicist@PrudentChampion.com

The Rube Goldberg Theory of 401k Plan Fee Disclosure

How would you feel if after buying a new car you discovered you paid too much? Odds are you would be upset, but paying too...

Show me the money!

This is the final installment of a six part series on choosing a 401k plan advisor. What fees and expenses will my plan be subject to, and...

Caveat Emptor: There’s more!

This is Part 5 of a six part series on choosing a 401k plan advisor. While many nationally recognized insurance and brokerage firms advertise that they...

Caveat Emptor

This is Part 4 of a six part series on choosing a 401k plan advisor? Wouldn’t a reasonable 401k plan sponsor be put at ease with...

The Real Deal: ERISA 402(a) Named Fiduciary & ERISA 3(38) Investment Manager

This is Part 3 of a six part series on choosing a 401k plan advisor? Are we calling a spade, a spade? In writing, and...

Distinguishing True Independent Professional Advisors from Phantom Fiduciaries

This is Part 2 of a six part series on choosing a 401k plan advisor. While there are many independent professional advisors to whom a plan...

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