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Elena Barone Chism, Associate Counsel – Pension Regulation, Investment Company Institute to Speak at KC’s Pension Plans & 401(k) Plans: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 21, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Elena Barone Chism, Associate Counsel – Pension Regulation, Investment Company Institute will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Pension Plans & 401(k) Plans: A 2012 Perspective.” This event is scheduled on February 10, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

New Department of Labor disclosure regulations will present new challenges for 401(k) plan sponsors and providers, and the rules are one of a host of trends impacting defined contribution plans. Firms will need an updated strategy in managing their retirement plans.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key experts and thought leaders to help walk you through the most important issues in the mix. Speakers will discuss:

‒ Trends in Managing Plan Investment Lineups
‒ Impact of Fee Disclosure Rules
‒ Impact on Plan Fiduciaries, Sponsors and Participants
‒ And other up to the minute regulatory updates and issues including questions submitted by you!

About Elena Barone Chism

Elena Barone Chism is Associate Counsel – Pension Regulation for the Investment Company Institute. Her responsibilities include advocating for the Institute’s membership on retirement security issues and assisting members and Institute staff in understanding tax and ERISA rules that affect defined contribution plans, IRAs, and similar savings vehicles.

Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Chism was in private practice at the Groom Law Group, where she advised clients on the design and operation of tax-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation arrangements. She also assisted employers with defined benefit plan funding challenges, employee benefits issues arising from corporate acquisitions and divestitures, and qualified domestic relations orders.

Ms. Chism received her J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School, where she was Articles Editor of The Environmental Lawyer. She received a B.A., with distinction, from Duke University.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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