In May 2015, Retirement Planology, Inc. was named as one of The Financial Times’ Top 401 Retirement Advisers! In addition, they did a nice profile on us here.
To qualify for the list, The Financial Times set minimum criteria for applicants: financial advisors managing at least $25 million in assets in Defined Contribution (DC) plans, and for whom DC plans represent at least 20% of their total Assets Under Management (AUM). FT graded advisors on eight broad factors and calculated a numeric score for each advisor. Areas of consideration included: AUM in DC plans; degree of specialization in DC plan advising; growth in DC plan AUM; growth in number of DC plans advised; average participation rate in advised DC plans; years of experience as a DC plan advisor, industry certifications (CFP, AIF, etc.), and compliance record. Retirement Planology was selected from roughly 650 plan advisors who met the qualifications.
Footnote: The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (May, 2015). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s performance in eight primary areas, including: DC plan assets under management; DC plan assets as a percentage of overall AUM; growth in DC plan AUM; growth in DC plans advised; DC plan employee participation; professional designations; experience; and compliance record. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.