Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2015
The PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers is an annual listing of adviser individuals, teams and multioffice teams that stand out in the industry in terms of a series of quantitative measures. These include the dollar value of qualified plan assets under administration (AUA), as well as the number of plans under advisement. The list also includes advisers who have more than 30% of their practice focused on 403(b), defined benefit (DB) or nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans.
This year’s qualification standards—which rise nearly every year—have escalated considerably from 2014’s. Individuals had to either have at least $750 million in AUA or serve 105 or more plans; teams needed to advise at least $2.25 billion in assets or a minimum of 145 plans; and multioffice teams were required to oversee $10 billion in plan assets or 400 or more plans.
The 2015 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list is available online here. It was printed in the January–February issue of PLANADVISER magazine, and the advisers named to the list will be honored at the annual PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner on March 31. Please visit the event page for more information.
Dietrich & Associates, Inc.
Dietrich & Associates, Inc. is the largest national independent advisory firm specializing in preserving employee benefits. Dietrich & Associates promotes the financial health and effectiveness of retirement plan sponsors, the plans they manage and the retirements they support through education, objective advice and access to institutional solutions. http://www.dietrichassociates.com
PLANADVISER Top 100
To be considered for the annual PLANADVISER list, advisers had to either submit information and references or be nominated and enter the award process for the 2015 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year—individual, team or multioffice team. Applicants were then asked to complete a form, providing various details about their practice; advisers could also submit such information unsolicited, although not to be considered for the awards. The PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list is based solely upon a set of quantitative factors and information supplied by the advisers themselves.
Through its magazine, website, events and email newsletter, PLANADVISER, an Asset International brand, provides comprehensive industry news, regulatory and investment information, research and training to financial advisers who specialize in the sale, design and administration of institutional qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and executive compensation plans, including 401(k), defined benefit and deferred compensation plans. For more information, please visit http://www.planadviser.com.