The RetirementAdvantage platform, available through TD Ameritrade’s Affinity Services Program, gives RIAs online access to dozens of model forms, including investment fiduciary and retirement plan consulting agreements for ERISA 3(21) and 3(38) services, ADV supplements for plan- and participant-level services, retirement-centric compliance procedures and disclosures for individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and IRA rollovers.
Advisers will also have access to PRI’s team of ERISA attorneys and regulatory specialists who can assist in implementing service models, which can be configured to meet the unique needs of each firm and its advisers.
Program materials are continually updated to reflect new developments in laws, regulations and best practices. Custom and on-demand home office and adviser training, along with client-facing educational resources, are delivered via PRI’s proprietary Advisor Resource Center.
The Affinity Services Program entitles qualifying RIAs to a 30% discount to PRI’s RetirementAdvantage platform.
“As regulators turn up the heat on 401(k) plans and retirement accounts, RIAs will need to ensure that they develop and maintain compliance procedures and agreements that take into account the regulatory nuances that apply when serving retirement clients,” says Jason C. Roberts, chief executive of PRI. “RetirementAdvantage simplifies this process so that advisers can focus on what’s most important: providing valuable expertise to plan sponsors and helping participants plan for a timely and dignified retirement,” he says.
The Pension Resource Institute is an ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act ) compliance and consulting firm.
Advisers that work with the TD Ameritrade Institutional Affinity Services Program can contact their institutional sales representative at 800-934-6124 for more information. Or for more information about PRI, including how to schedule a demonstration of the RetirementAdvantage program, contact Darla Mercado, PRI’s director of adviser relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (347) 698-0742.