At a time when the public concern has been elevated by years of financial excesses and scandals, the RF™ validation process offers comfort in the knowledge that our firm has been found worthy of this distinction
Peoria, IL (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
John Blossom, CEO of Alliance Benefit Group - Illinois has successfully completed the training, validation and testing necessary to renew his certification as a Registered Fiduciary™. The Registered Fiduciary (“RF™”) Certification identifies financial professionals and organizations as competent fiduciaries that have achieved pertinent educational qualifications and licenses, learned required skills, and have passed a background check.
The RF™ designation to John Blossom recognizes particular skills in the area of consulting services to qualified retirement plans. In addition to Investment Advisory Services, Alliance Benefit Group services 401(k), 403(b), 457 and Defined Benefit plans.
In acting as a Registered Fiduciary™ Mr. Blossom and Alliance Benefit Group is committed to always acting in the best interest of clients, using the skills, ethics and focus on the client needs that the Certification represents.
“At a time when the public concern has been elevated by years of financial excesses and scandals, the RF™ validation process offers comfort in the knowledge that our firm has been found worthy of this distinction,” said Mr. Blossom, adding “We have always been dedicated to our clients and the renewal of this designation gives us the independent confirmation of this policy.”
The Registered Fiduciary Certification is based on the 2010 Fiduciary Standards of the Fiduciary Standards Board and validated by DALBAR, Inc., the independent expert.
The Fiduciary Standards Board is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established in September of 2000 to develop and advance standards of care for investment fiduciaries, which include trustees, investment committee members, brokers, bankers, investment advisers, money managers, etc. The Fiduciary Standards Board is independent of any ties to the investment community and therefore positioned to be a crucible for advancing fiduciary standards throughout the industry and to the public.
About Alliance Benefit Group
Alliance Benefit Group serves more than 39,000 retirement plan participants in 40 states with recordkeeping and compliance service to retirement plan assets of over $2 Billion. The company, founded in 1967, is located in downtown Peoria and has a local staff of 71 associates. More information about the company is available at: http://www.abgil.com
DALBAR, Inc., is the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing, and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service. Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned the recognition for consistent and unbiased evaluations of investment companies, registered investment advisers, insurance companies, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers, and financial professionals. DALBAR awards are recognized as marks of excellence in the financial community.