The 2019 Retirement Plan Adviser Finalists are segmented into four groups based on the number of advisers and number of total employees including support staff; small team—a group of two or more advisers and support staff, the total not exceeding 10; large team—a group of 11 through 35 advisers and support staff; and mega teams—36 or more team members in all. This year’s list includes 21 individuals, 33 small teams, 30 large teams and 16 mega teams.
To qualify as a finalist, advisers were selected using a qualitative and quantitative methodology. Advisers that are selected as finalists must have a significant majority of business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans; serve as a fiduciary; have regular service delivery and client contact; and be committed to fee-based compensation.
The advisers who rise to the top in this awards program are evaluated based on their use of specific outcome-based metrics of plan success with clients, and recognized client progress toward those metrics. These finalists are also those embracing the trend of offering financial wellness and encouraging clients to use the best of automated plan designs, following trends the industry considers best practices currently, and implementing future best practices ahead of the curve.
Oswald Financial, Inc. is the Retirement Plan Services and Wealth Management division of Oswald Companies. Much like the other areas of Oswald Companies, Oswald Financial specializes in risk management, providing advisory services through a high service model, with a focus on consistent benchmarking, fiduciary responsibility, advanced plan design, retirement readiness, fee transparency, and complete independence in order to serve the client’s best interest. Being a leader and innovator in the industry, Oswald Financial places focus on comprehensive, holistic plan sponsor and plan participant support. Connect and learn more at www.OswaldFinancial.com.
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