The Unified Trust Company Chooses Axis Retirement Analytics Platform's Efficient and Transparent Benchmark Reporting

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Unified Trust Company has partnered with Castle Rock Innovations to implement its AXIS Retirement Analytics Platform for benchmarking purposes.

Axis Retirement Analytic Platform

AXIS has been built from ground up exclusively for the retirement industry in managing not only the compliance aspect of the regulatory requirements but to provide services that allow each client to manage their book of business efficiently. AXIS’ massive database of retirement plans is updated at least on a monthly basis making it the most comprehensive source of information the industry has to offer and with a guaranteed unbiased benchmark. With the regulatory changes in place and impacting the industry, it is important to make decisions based on current data.

Through the AXIS benchmarking module Unified Trust Company is able to generate a real-time analysis of fees and/or plan provision, all in one click enabling them to quickly aggregate information across thousands of plans to anonymously compare fee reasonableness against a comparable plan base. By aligning their clients’ goals and objectives in real-time, Unified Trust Company now allows their clients to see and measure results. AXIS supports Unified Trust Company’s commitment to a full-disclosure fee policy.

Khash Sarrafi, CEO of Castle Rock Innovations, Inc. says about the relationship:” Unified Trust Company was interested in an efficient and effective way to provide their plan sponsors and advisors with a user-friendly analysis of their retirement plans fees that benchmarked those costs against a robust/current database of plans. We were able to provide that through the AXIS benchmarking module which allows our clients to compare their plans against a large universe of plans. Our methodology is unique in the industry and one of the reasons Unified Trust Company chose AXIS. Because our technology can be tailored to our clients’ requirements we were moreover able to fully optimize our product to their needs.”

Managing retirement plans is Unified Trust Company’s specialty and they do it in a way that makes them unique. They have innovative, proprietary products and services. They have a proven track record for improving participant outcomes, and most importantly, Unified Trust assumes fiduciary responsibility as a named plan fiduciary. They take their role as a discretionary trustee very seriously, and as a true fiduciary---they always put their clients’ best interest as the first priority.

Castle Rock Innovations is the industry’s leading data aggregation and distribution engine providing key compliance and benchmarking services, servicing more than 105 clients of which some of the largest Record Keepers in the industry.

About Unified Trust Company

In the early 1980’s Dr. Gregory Kasten, Founder and CEO of Unified Trust, was a successful anesthesiologist. When it came time for his own financial planning he became dissatisfied with the investment advice he was getting so he began learning about investing and financial planning and, before long, he found himself helping his colleagues manage their portfolios.

Dr. Kasten's innovative ideas and analysis proved to be so successful that in 1985 he launched his own advisory business. Today Unified Trust Company, headquartered in Lexington, KY, helps investors manage over $4 billion in total assets.*

As one of only a handful of national independent trust companies in the country today serving retirement plans, Unified Trust Company is able to offer fiduciary discretion for all the plans we service and this unique position allows us to deliver reliable, individualized participant outcomes that are second to none within the industry. We put our clients first and we must always use a "prudent expert" standard of care.

Our company serves individual investors through our Wealth Management Services business and retirement investors through our Retirement Plan Consulting Group. We work directly with our clients and in concert with our Advisor Partners.

About Castle Rock Innovations and AXIS

Castle Rock Innovations has been serving the financial industry for over 20 years by providing our clients with technology that improves efficiency and creates value. In anticipation of 401(k) fee disclosure regulations that were introduced in 2012 by the Department of Labor, Castle Rock innovations developed the Axis Retirement Analytics Platform ™, a real-time, web-based platform that allows retirement broker-dealers, record keepers, banks and retirement plan fiduciaries to meet these regulatory fee disclosure reporting requirements. Today the Axis Retirement Analytics Platform ™ is an industry leading product used by 10 of the top 20 broker dealers in the nation and more than 105 clients. AXIS currently receives data from over 75+ Record Keepers and Insurance companies and provides a zero touch automated connectivity to the largest data sources.

Castle Rock Innovations Inc. is a privately owned and operated corporation with headquarters in Chicago Illinois and offices throughout. Our company has been recognized by Inc500 as one of the fasted growing private companies.

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