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Retirement Impact named to NAPA Top DC Advisor Team 2022

Retirement Impact named Top DC Advisor Team - 2022

The National Association of Plan Advisors recently announced their “Top DC Advisor Teams” for 2022 and named Retirement Impact, LLC a Top Advisor in the small team category.  

We are extremely proud to again be included in this exclusive list alongside some of the biggest and best retirement plan focused groups in the business. This validation in our first year in business shows us that we are on the right path and will continue to innovate and push for better retirement outcomes for our participants and fiduciaries in the future.  

From the announcement:

The NAPA Top DC Advisor Team list highlights the nation’s leading retirement plan advisor firms. Sure, we know it’s not just about the numbers – but the reality is that NAPA members are having a huge impact every single day, not just on the quality of retirement plan advice, but also in building a more financially secure retirement for millions of Americans. Unlike other lists, this focuses on teams, broadly defined as being in a single physical location, and having at least $100 million in DC assets under advisement. It is based on self-reported assets under advisement as of December 31, 2022, unless otherwise noted. We appreciate the commitment and hard work of the teams acknowledged – and are proud to have the opportunity to share it here.

Awards Disclosures

  • Established in 2017, nominees had to be individual advisor team/offices with a defined contribution book of business. To be considered, firms had to submit responses to an application form, including information about their practices, notably their defined contribution (DC) assets under advisement. The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association. No fee is charged to participate. The rating is not indicative of the nominee’s future performance.
  • In 2021 Approximately 340 submissions were received and 332 were selected.
  • In 2022, 438 applications were submitted and 430 were on the final list. 
  • Awards earned while at Baystate Fiduciary Advisors
  • Criteria on which the rating was based:
    • NAPA Top DC Advisor Firms, ranked by DC assets under advisement.
  • How was the category was calculated/determined:
    • Survey respondents had to have in excess of $100 million in AUA at end of 2016
    • 293 teams that completed the survey met the above criteria
  • Number of advisors surveyed:
    • 293 surveys were received
  • Percentage of advisors that received the rating:
    • 100%
  • Disclosure:
    • This recognition is not indicative of investment adviser’s future performance
  • Who created/conducted the survey:
    • NAPA (National Associated of Plan Advisors)
  • Was any fee paid to participate in the survey:
    • No
  • Awards earned while at Baystate Fiduciary Advisors
  • Criteria on which the rating was based:
    • The “PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers” list is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The list is drawn solely from a set of quantitative variables and information in the survey supplied by the advisers themselves. For an adviser to be eligible for recognition in this year’s Top 100, he had to submit a completed entry to our 2015 Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, which was fielded this past September. A sub-segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100.
    • Individuals needed to have more than 100 plans or more than $1 billion in retirement plan AUA; small teams had to advise more than $2 billion in retirement plan assets or more than 100 plans; large teams needed more than $3 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 170 plans; and mega teams had to oversee more than $5 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 250 plan clients.
  • How was the category was calculated/determined:
    • Advisers were segmented into four groups based on the number of advisers and number of total employees including support staff. Those figures assigned advisers into the following categories: individual adviser – meaning one adviser with support staff; small team – a group of 10 or fewer, comprising two or more advisers and support staff; large team – a group of 11 to 25 advisers and support staff; and mega teams – 26 or more team members.
  • Number of advisors surveyed:
    • In 2016, 27 teams qualified under the small team with < $2B in AUA
    • In 2019, 33 teams qualified under the small team with < $2B in AUA
  • Percentage of advisors that received the rating:
    • N/A
  • Disclosure:
    • This recognition is not indicative of investment adviser’s future performance
  • Who created/conducted the survey:
    • PlanAdviser Magazine
  • Was any fee paid to participate in the survey:
    • No

Established in 2015, nominations from the list were provided by NAPA Broker-Dealer/RIA Firm Partners. Nominees had to be women, had to be retirement plan advisors with their own book of business. Nominees were required to submit responses to an application comprised of a series of quantitative and qualitative questions about their experience, size and composition of their practice, awards and recognitions, and industry contributions, which were then reviewed by a panel of senior advisor industry experts, who, based on those criteria, and following a broker-check review, selected the top women advisors.

Within the group of top women advisors, those who were principals, owners or team captains of their organizations were designated as “Captains”, while those with less than 5 years of experience as a retirement plan advisor, “Rising Stars”.

In 2022 (2023 Award), we received nearly 515 nominations, 258 applications, from which 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars and 27 Rising Stars were chosen.

In 2021, we received nearly 500 nominations, 273 applications, from which 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars and 33 Rising Stars were chosen.

In 2020, we received 550 nominations, and considered 270. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 25 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2019, we received 502 nominations, and considered 209. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 19 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2018, we received just over 600 nominations, and considered 225. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 15 Rising Stars on the final list

In 2017, we received nearly 587 nominations, and considered 201. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 10 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2016 we received 395 nominations, and considered 191. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 10 Rising stars

The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association. No fee is charged to participate. Th award is not indicative of the advisors’ performance.

  • Established in 2017, nominees had to be individual advisor team/offices with a defined contribution book of business. To be considered, firms had to submit responses to an application form, including information about their practices, notably their defined contribution (DC) assets under advisement. The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association. No fee is charged to participate. The rating is not indicative of the nominee’s future performance.
  • In 2021 Approximately 340 submissions were received and 332 were selected.
  • In 2022, 438 applications were submitted and 430 were on the final list. 
  • Awards earned while at Baystate Fiduciary Advisors
  • Criteria on which the rating was based:
    • NAPA Top DC Advisor Firms, ranked by DC assets under advisement.
  • How was the category was calculated/determined:
    • Survey respondents had to have in excess of $100 million in AUA at end of 2016
    • 293 teams that completed the survey met the above criteria
  • Number of advisors surveyed:
    • 293 surveys were received
  • Percentage of advisors that received the rating:
    • 100%
  • Disclosure:
    • This recognition is not indicative of investment adviser’s future performance
  • Who created/conducted the survey:
    • NAPA (National Associated of Plan Advisors)
  • Was any fee paid to participate in the survey:
    • No
  • Awards earned while at Baystate Fiduciary Advisors
  • Criteria on which the rating was based:
    • The “PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers” list is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The list is drawn solely from a set of quantitative variables and information in the survey supplied by the advisers themselves. For an adviser to be eligible for recognition in this year’s Top 100, he had to submit a completed entry to our 2015 Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, which was fielded this past September. A sub-segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100.
    • Individuals needed to have more than 100 plans or more than $1 billion in retirement plan AUA; small teams had to advise more than $2 billion in retirement plan assets or more than 100 plans; large teams needed more than $3 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 170 plans; and mega teams had to oversee more than $5 billion in retirement plan AUA or more than 250 plan clients.
  • How was the category was calculated/determined:
    • Advisers were segmented into four groups based on the number of advisers and number of total employees including support staff. Those figures assigned advisers into the following categories: individual adviser – meaning one adviser with support staff; small team – a group of 10 or fewer, comprising two or more advisers and support staff; large team – a group of 11 to 25 advisers and support staff; and mega teams – 26 or more team members.
  • Number of advisors surveyed:
    • In 2016, 27 teams qualified under the small team with < $2B in AUA
    • In 2019, 33 teams qualified under the small team with < $2B in AUA
  • Percentage of advisors that received the rating:
    • N/A
  • Disclosure:
    • This recognition is not indicative of investment adviser’s future performance
  • Who created/conducted the survey:
    • PlanAdviser Magazine
  • Was any fee paid to participate in the survey:
    • No

Established in 2015, nominations from the list were provided by NAPA Broker-Dealer/RIA Firm Partners. Nominees had to be women, had to be retirement plan advisors with their own book of business. Nominees were required to submit responses to an application comprised of a series of quantitative and qualitative questions about their experience, size and composition of their practice, awards and recognitions, and industry contributions, which were then reviewed by a panel of senior advisor industry experts, who, based on those criteria, and following a broker-check review, selected the top women advisors.

Within the group of top women advisors, those who were principals, owners or team captains of their organizations were designated as “Captains”, while those with less than 5 years of experience as a retirement plan advisor, “Rising Stars”.

In 2022 (2023 Award), we received nearly 515 nominations, 258 applications, from which 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars and 27 Rising Stars were chosen.

In 2021, we received nearly 500 nominations, 273 applications, from which 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars and 33 Rising Stars were chosen.

In 2020, we received 550 nominations, and considered 270. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 25 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2019, we received 502 nominations, and considered 209. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 19 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2018, we received just over 600 nominations, and considered 225. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 15 Rising Stars on the final list

In 2017, we received nearly 587 nominations, and considered 201. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 10 Rising Stars on the final list.

In 2016 we received 395 nominations, and considered 191. There were 50 Captains, 50 All-Stars, and 10 Rising stars

The list is created and conducted by the National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit association. No fee is charged to participate. Th award is not indicative of the advisors’ performance.

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