Comperio Retirement Consulting

Do you find your 401(k) plan fee’s confusing?

Managing Your 401(k) Fees Retirement plans commonly include funds that engage in revenue sharing, which is crediting a portion of the fund expense ratio paid by participants back to the plan. Using revenue sharing to pay all or a portion of plan administrative expenses is an acceptable practice. On the surface, this practice does not seem unfair, but unfortunately, using revenue sharing to pay plan expenses can fall far short of fair. Let’s take a look at why. Most 401(k)…

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OCIO Services – DISCONNECT BETWEEN TOP PLAN SPONSOR GOALS AND OCIO PROVIDER GOALS!

There is considerable confusion on exactly what OCIO services mean. Simply put, the primary difference in OCIO versus traditional consulting services is who owns final discretion for the selection of managers/funds and the execution of investment decisions. According to the PGIM survey, the top objective for plan sponsors is very different than OCIO service provider goals. All Plan Sponsors considering the benefits of implementing this type of service should begin by identifying internal goals and priorities before conducting due diligence…

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OCIO/ERISA 3(38) Arrangements Increase

Why bring attention to a service 64% of Plan Sponsors have not evaluated yet? As the Great One said,  Wayne Gretzky, “I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” Projections are that OCIO assets will rise from $1.1 Trillion to $1.7 Trillion in the next 3 years according to Cerulli Associates. Plan Sponsors are being approached by their current advisors/ consultants or new consultant touting the OCIO or ERISA 3(38). The OCIO/ERISA 3(38) term means…

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Managed Accounts

Managed Accounts All 401(k) Plan recordkeeping firms are experiencing margin compression in their core business and seeking ways to increase their revenue in other areas, such as selling Managed Accounts. It is critical that Plan Sponsors realize Managed Accounts are NOT a service but an investment product. Why the distinction? A Managed Account as an investment product means you have a fiduciary duty to conduct due diligence to evaluate the benefits. As with any fiduciary decision, it is important for…

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OCIO/ERISA 3(38)

OCIO/ERISA 3(38) As this consolidation has occurred on the advisor side, Advisor firms are actively positioning OCIO (Outsourced Chief Investment Officers), ERISA 3(38) or Discretionary Asset Management services to Plan Sponsors. The three terms are used interchangeable and relate to hiring an advisor/consultant to take fiduciary responsibility from the Retirement Committee for all investment related decisions including hiring and firing investment managers/funds in your retirement plan. Generally, Committees are utilizing this service due to: Plan Sponsors considering the implementation of…

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Advisors/Consultants Consolidation

Advisors/Consultants Consolidation The consolidation craze has made its way to the Retirement Plan Advisor/Consultant marketplace. Private equity firms, large financial services organizations and national benefits firms have all entered into agreements to acquire retirement plan advisory/consulting resources. Examples include: With 401(k) and other types of retirement plans becoming more complex, Plan Sponsors have become reliant on their advisor/consultant to provide unbiased advice. The recent advisor/consultant consolidation is blurring the lines as firms, who were primarily focused on independent 401(k) consulting,…

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Recordkeeping Consolidation

Recordkeeping Consolidation It is imperative as a fiduciary to continually review and evaluate the services and fees delivered by your plan administrative/recordkeeping provider. Evaluating your recordkeeper and the changes underway due to consolidation is critical in knowing how it will impact you and your participants.  Change is on the way and you need to be prepared to ask the right questions or have a firm to support you in this process.

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Locations

North Carolina Office:
51 Kilmayne Drive, Suite 304
Cary, North Carolina 27511
Phone: 800-479-9869

Pennsylvania Office:
McMurray Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-417-6645

In the News

Comperio Retirement Consulting named a 2020 Firm to Watch by investor.com

 

 

National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) has named Comperio Retirement Consulting one of the Top DC Advisor Teams in 2019 and 2020

 

Comperio Retirement Consulting has been named one of the largest 100 Investment Consultants in the United States according to Pension & Investments (P&I) for the past 5 years