NAPA, ASPPA Launch Web Portal for Advisers

The portal of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) aims to connect retirement plan advisers.

At and its accompanying daily newsletter, advisers can access and share news written by NAPA staff, as well as commentary by contributing columnists, along with interactive forums, research and webcasts. The website is divided into channels, including: regulatory compliance, practice management, service providers, social media, strategic partnerships and investments. It also includes a directory of advisers, third-party administrators and other service providers.

“Each channel represents a pillar of the retirement plan marketplace,” said Fred Barstein, editor in chief of NAPA-net. “Retirement plan advisers will find their niche in terms of both information and networking, so they can stay abreast of industry topics and trends while tending to their own practices.

Created in 2011 to give advisers a voice in Washington and affiliate of ASPPA, NAPA has grown to 3,750 members and 67 founding partners, including financial institutions, broker/dealers and registered investment adviser (RIA) firms.