Dubois and Wassmann provide retirement guidance to institutional clients in the areas of plan design assistance, compliance, and participant communication and education. Wassmann is a 15-year veteran of the qualified plan marketplace, currently servicing 30 retirement plans comprising $45 million in assets. He joins RBG as a Managing Director and will continue to operate from his office in Westlake Village, California. Dubois has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, and is a specialist in designing, customizing, and implementing association programs, RBG said. He will lead RBG’s affinity and association group marketing and service platform for retirement plans and will serve clients in Southern California from RBG’s San Diego office.
“We are delighted to welcome advisers of Darin and Dan’s very high caliber to RBG,” said Larry Deatherage, Principal of RBG. “Their reputation for providing excellent client service, commanding knowledge of plan providers and special expertise in evaluating investment managers are all extremely important to plan sponsors navigating a new and tougher regulatory landscape,” he added.
Retirement Benefits Group provides retirement services to clients through LPL Financial. LPL Financial began the expansion of its retirement-plan business in 2010 when it acquired National Retirement Partners (NRP), an affiliation of independent retirement plan advisers (see “NRP to Be New Division of LPL”).
The last addition to RBG was George Fraser of The Fraser Group in September (see “The Fraser Group Joins RBG”).