Tag: Career

15th Anniversary of RPAY: Joe Connell

Though he now works under a different firm than when he won recognition as a PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year in 2014, Joe Connell says his core approach to the business remains the same.

15th Anniversary of RPAY: Pensionmark

Given the firm’s forward-thinking attitude, not all that much has changed since Pensionmark was recognized as the 2013 PLANSPONSOR Multi-Office Adviser Team of the Year, apart from the size of the firm.

15th Anniversary of RPAY: Jeb Graham

One sign of the changing times since Jeb Graham was named Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year in 2013 is that plan sponsors are much more interested in the financial and physical well-being of their employees.

15th Anniversary of RPAY: Stace Hilbrant

The 2012 winner of the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year award says more change has happened in the past eight years than occurred immediately after the passage of the landmark ERISA legislation.

15th Anniversary of RPAY: Rick Wedge

When he won the 2010 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year award, Rick Wedge’s practice had $300 million in assets under advisement. Today, Wedge, a managing director with Pensionmark, advises on more than $1 billion.

15th Anniversary of RPAY: the Prince Group

When the Prince Group won the Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year award in 2010, it did not offer 3(38) fiduciary services. Times have changed, says Doug Prince, CEO.

Advisers as Hybrid W-2 and 1099 Employees

Questions about compensation lie at the heart of advisers’ decisions about independence, practice ownership and opportunities for affiliation.

Sellers’ Market Brings Succession Planning to the Fore

RIA industry analysts and executives agree that it’s a “sellers’ market” when it comes to acquisitions and mergers among independent advisory shops; they warn many potential sellers are ill-prepared for an ownership transition.