Oswald Financial, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the 2017 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers for the fifth year in a row.
The PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers is an annual listing of adviser individuals and 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. Oswald Financial, Inc. was recognized in the Large Team (226-400 plans under management) category.
The Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers is segmented into four groups based on the number of advisers and number of total employees including support staff: Individual advisers are one adviser with support staff; a small team is a group of 10 or fewer, comprising two or more advisers and support staff; a large team is a group of 11 to 25 advisers and support staff; mega teams have 26 or more team members.
To qualify for a particular segment individuals needed to advise more than 100 plans or more than $1 billion in retirement plan AUA; small teams had to advise more than $2 billion in retirement plan assets or more than 100 plans; large teams needed more than $3 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 170 plans; and mega teams had to oversee more than $5 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 250 plan clients.
The 2017 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 also be honored at the annual PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner on March 30. Please visit the event page for more information.
The PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The list is drawn solely from a set of quantitative variables and information in the survey supplied by the advisers themselves. For an adviser to be eligible for recognition in this year’s Top 100, he had to submit a completed entry to the 2015 Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, which was fielded this past September. A sub-segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100.
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 www.planadviser.com.
Securities and Retirement Plan Consulting Program advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA / SIPC. Other advisory services offered through Oswald Financial, Inc., a separate entity. PLANADVISER is not affiliated with LPL Financial.