National Retirement Partners Acquires Noble Retirement Group

National Retirement Partners, Inc., today said it acquired Noble Retirement Group and Noble Benefits Group in the Houston area.

Based in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Noble Retirement Group advises on approximately $2 billion in assets encompassing more than 80 corporate retirement plans, a press release said. Founder Tom Noble has than 20 years of experience in the qualified plan arena and was a finalist for PLANSPONSOR’s Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year for 2006 and 2007 (see Tom Noble).

“Formally aligning the firm to NRP offers significantly more intellectual capital by being part of a national organization,’ said Noble in the release. “With our focus on vertical integration and geographical diversification, NRP will allow us to deliver the highest quality products and service more efficiently to our plan sponsors and participants.’

Formed in 1996, Noble Retirement Group’s scope of services includes both retirement plan and health and welfare consulting for plan sponsors, estate and non-qualified planning for executives, and business owners and individual wealth management for participants.

“Tom has been recognized for many years as one of the top retirement advisers, but in the last year has built up a strong benefits business and is developing a wealth management practice as well,’ said Bill Chetney, CEO of NRP, in the release. “We look forward to Tom blending with our existing firms’ great reserve of energy and ideas.’