ASPPA Launches Association For Plan Advisers

The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) announced the launch of The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA).

NAPA is structured as a professional society exclusively focused on advisers serving employer-sponsored retirement plans. Advisers will benefit from advocacy, business intelligence, and networking designed to help them succeed and stay abreast of emerging industry trends and best practices, the organization said.

“First and foremost, NAPA is about advocacy. Unfortunately Washington policymakers underestimate the role plan advisers play in the retirement industry. The recent debates over uniform fiduciary standards, fee disclosure, and the definition of investment advice under ERISA are examples of current issues in play here in DC. Given our economic uncertainty and the debate over the future of 401(k) plans, there has never been a more important time for retirement plan advisors to provide a unified and strong voice on these issues,” said Brian Graff, Executive Director and CEO of ASPPA.

Besides advocacy, NAPA members will have access to Webcasts, newsletters, government affairs briefing calls, industry expertise for their practice and clients, and registration discounts for the The ASPPA 401(k) SUMMIT, its annual conference for advisers.

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