Market volatility makes it critical for retirement plan sponsors and fiduciaries to develop and maintain prudent investment due-diligence procedures and supporting documentation. We can provide assistance with the goal of helping plan sponsors maximize investment return potential, while minimizing risk and volatility. We provide a practical quantitative and qualitative analysis process.
We will work with your retirement plan committee to develop and maintain the plan’s investment strategy, which is codified in an investment policy statement. This investment policy statement is used as a guide to evaluate your current investment offerings. Your investments will be measured against applicable indices, your existing provider’s complete menu and the broader universe of investment options. The intended result is confidence that your plan’s investments are diversified, well managed, and meet the stated objectives of your investment policy statement.
We provide this comprehensive analysis by utilizing some of the most robust investment analytical tools available. Each investment is evaluated by more than a dozen objective analytical measurements, including, but not limited to:
Performing this analysis on a regular basis is essential to keeping your documentation in accordance with Department of Labor guidelines and strives to minimize exposure to fiduciary liability.
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Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member/FINRA/SIPC. Some insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. Associated Financial Group, LLC (“AFG”), Associated Bank, N.A. (“AB”) and Associated Banc-Corp (“AB-C”) are not registered broker/dealers and are not affiliated with LPL Financial.
Insurance products are offered by licensed agents of AFG. AFG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated Bank, N.A. (“AB“). AB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated Banc-Corp (“AB-C“). AB-C and its subsidiaries do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult with your tax, legal, or accounting advisors regarding your individual situation. AFG‘s standard of care and legal duty to the insured in providing insurance products and services is to follow the instructions of the insured, in good faith.