2014 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
The 2014 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year winners—in the individual,
team and multioffice team categories—stand out for their overriding concerns for plan sponsor
clients and participants, as well as the leading-edge actions they take with respect to plan
design and outcomes. These advisers, by their example, help to set new standards of excellence
for employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Launched in 2005, this awards program acknowledges â€œthe contributions of the nation's best
financial advisers in helping make retirement security a reality for workers across the nation."
This year, we set new standards and requirements for advisers who wanted to be considered
for the list. They must: be willing to accept fiduciary status for the plans they serve; fully and
freely disclose their compensation, moving toward a flat-fee basis; set measures and real
retirement readiness benchmarks for participation and deferral rates, among other variables, to
determine plan success; and communicate regularly with plan sponsors, encouraging and
engaging clients with their retirement plans. That the award remains under the PLANSONSOR
brand is a reminder that its goal is to honor advisers who are consistently focused on doing
what is best for their plan sponsor clients and participants.
Each of the 17 finalists in the three categories—Retirement Plan Adviser, Retirement Plan
Team Adviser and Retirement Plan Multioffice Team Adviser—are standouts, so selecting the
three winners among such a distinguished class of finalists was no easy task for the judges.
We hope you enjoy reading these advisers' profiles.
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