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George Michael Gerstein Appointed Chair to Legal & Regulatory Council of the Association of Institutional INVESTORS

November 30, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Counsel George Michael Gerstein has been appointed Chair to the Legal & Regulatory Council (the Council) of the Association of Institutional INVESTORS (the Association). The Association is a member-led organization of institutional investment advisors that represents the interests of investors and strives to advance good practices and promote fair and efficient financial markets through open engagement with policy makers and others. The Association is an organization of some of the oldest and largest federally registered investment advisers in the United States. Collectively, the Association's members manage investments for more than 80,000 ERISA plans and mutual funds on behalf of more than 100 million American workers and retirees.

The Association’s Council, comprised of legal professionals from member firms, monitors regulatory developments impacting member firms and coordinates formal (e.g., comment letters) and informal (e.g., ad hoc regulator meetings) regulatory outreach. The Council also provides a legal resource for other councils of the Association.

With experience working at two large financial institutions, Gerstein concentrates on the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA as they apply to the investment and management of plan assets. He’s been heavily focused on the DOL Fiduciary Rule and otherwise assisting clients with ERISA compliance strategies. Gerstein is routinely interviewed by the financial press, and has most recently been quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding DOL regulatory developments. He recently penned an op-ed for Pensions & Investments regarding the importance of fiduciaries to be aware of the new FX Global Code.

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