The Plan Advocate at Independence Square Advisors strives to deliver high-impact service to organizations, including innovative strategies, comprehensive consulting, and business value. As an independent firm, with national scale and resources through LPL Financial, we have access to a broad array of record keeping platforms, the latest research and analytics coupled with fiduciary capabilities to assist a company with its retirement plan obligations.
We offer objective advice on how to structure a high quality, qualified retirement plan that aligns with your business goals and cost parameters. Serving as an objective guide for plan sponsors, we help you navigate through the maze of investment options, plan design considerations, participant education, vendor resources, and more. Our services include:
Liability is a significant concern for many business owners. We assist with fiduciary risk management strategies, helping you keep your retirement plan in compliance with ever-changing regulations, and systematically monitoring your plan’s investment options. Our advisors can act as 3(38) investment managers, the highest level of fiduciary responsibility provided by ERISA.
An organization has an ERISA obligation to ensure that what you or your participants are paying for your plan’s investments, record-keeping, administration, and advisor can be deemed as “reasonable” for the services received. To evaluate the competitiveness of your plan and other options available, we regularly conduct independent value and fee benchmarking of your service providers.
Plan Participant Financial Wellness
We not only provide you with our support, but we also help your employees with their overall financial wellness beyond the retirement plan options. Participant education is essential to a successful retirement plan, along with proper plan design. Working with your retirement plan committee, we can assist in coordinating a personalized, segmented program tailored to your firm’s demographic needs.