What makes a great retirement plan adviser? As the 2017
PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists and winners so
successfully prove, the great professionals in this field have a commitment to
driving excellent retirement plan design and outcomes for their plan sponsor
clients and participants.
Like every other year, to qualify as a finalist, advisers
had to meet minimum criteria. This year, it was to: have a significant majority
of business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans; serve as
a fiduciary; have regular service delivery and client contact; be committed to
fee-based compensation; and use specific outcome-based metrics of plan success
with clients, with recognized client progress toward those metrics.
That minimum is just the beginning, however. The advisers
who rise to the top in this awards program are always growing, always finding
new ways to do things—evolving their approach to explore what will best help
their clients improve Americans’ retirement readiness.
We will be announcing the winners in each category at our Awards for Excellence dinner, held March 30 in New York. Registration information is available here.
Wintrust Retirement Plan Services
Avondale Partners, LLC
Cate Brunton Luc
Group at Merrill Lynch
New York, New York
The J&R Group of
The Parks Group at
Institutional Consulting Group, UBS Financial
The Woodlands, Texas
Greensboro, North Carolina
Consulting Group of Raymond James
Beverly Hills, California
Wellesley, Massachusetts and New York, New York
San Diego, California