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Retirement Advisor Circle of Excellence (ACE)

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Are you ready to take your financial advisory practice to the next level? Join an exclusive circle of collaborative and elite retirement practices with Retirement ACE – a program that empowers financial advisors to integrate comprehensive retirement planning into their service offering. Equip yourself with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to meet the evolving needs of your clients and exceed their expectations.

Why Retirement ACE?

Enhance Fiduciary Practices

As a financial advisor, fiduciary responsibility is crucial. Retirement ACE provides you with the guidance and resources to ensure your fiduciary practices are top-notch. Build trust and credibility with your clients by demonstrating a commitment to their financial well-being.

Join an Exclusive Community

Retirement ACE brings together a community of elite retirement industry leaders. Network, collaborate, and learn from the best in the business. Connect with like-minded professionals who share your commitment to excellence and innovation, fostering growth and success in your practice.

Master Complex Areas

Retirement planning encompasses various critical aspects, from wealth management to estate planning and ESG considerations. Retirement ACE equips you with the expertise to navigate these complex areas with confidence, ensuring comprehensive and holistic advice for your clients.

Improve Operational Efficiencies

Optimize your practice for greater profits. Retirement ACE helps you analyze your book of business, allowing you to identify opportunities for growth and increased profitability. Maximize your earning potential while delivering exceptional value to your clients.

Achieve Better Results

With Retirement ACE, you'll gain access to proven strategies and best practices that have been tested and refined by industry leaders. By implementing these techniques, you'll be able to deliver better outcomes for both yourself and your clients. Prepare to see improved financial results and a more satisfied client base.

Stay Compliant

With ever-changing regulations, it's crucial to stay up-to-date. Retirement ACE provides you with the latest insights on investment policy statements, ERISA fiduciary training, and compliance best practices. Stay ahead of the curve and avoid potential conflicts of interest, keeping your practice and clients protected.

Fiduciary Best Practices Curriculum

Our Fiduciary Best Practices Curriculum is specifically designed to enhance your service delivery to ERISA Retirement Plans, as well as Governmental and non-ERISA Retirement Plans. Our objective is to equip Retirement ACE members with the knowledge, tools, experience, and confidence needed to serve clients at the pinnacle of excellence, solidifying your reputation and credentials as the best in the business.

While some of the categories and topics covered may seem familiar to most advisors, our curriculum takes it a step further. We delve into each subject with a level of detail and additional knowledge that will truly elevate your skill set and practice to new heights. You’ll gain the expertise and understanding necessary to stand out from the competition and deliver exceptional value to your clients.

RFP Responses
COI’s & Referral Agreements
Evaluation of Sales Collateral
Client Feedback

Fiduciary Best Practices Audit
Document Document Document
Avoiding and/or Managing Conflicts of Interest – Self Dealing – Prohibited Transactions
ERISA Fiduciary Training
Benchmarking Your Own Services
Plan Governance Documents – Committee Charter, etc.
KPIs to Measure Plan and Advisor Success
Service Plan and Stewardship Report

Target Date Fund & QDIA Selection – DOL Guidance
Target Date Fund and QDIA Monitoring
Investment Policy Statements
Active vs Passive Debate
Advisor Managed Accounts
ESG Considerations, SDB in the plan and other emerging trends

ERISA Class Action Lessons Learned

Financial Wellness
In Plan Guaranteed Income

Recordkeeper Pricing Best Practices
RFPs by Market Segment & Use of Proprietary Products
MEPs and PEPs

Tools for Your Practice

Practice Management Curriculum

Our Practice Management Curriculum places a laser focus on optimizing your business operations, driving efficiencies, ensuring effective execution, and ultimately maximizing profitability. We understand that to unlock your peak potential and achieve your business goals, it is essential to align every aspect of your practice, from execution strategies to scope of services, internal processes, systems, technology integration, recruitment practices, and the training and development of your advisors and service team.

The comprehensive curriculum consists of twenty-four separate coaching modules, designed to empower you to scale your practice and unlock its full potential. We’ll help you refine your service offerings, fine-tune internal processes, leverage cutting-edge technology solutions, and develop a high-performing team capable of driving your practice towards exponential growth.

Success Plan – Organizational and Individual
Career pathing
360 Reviews – Performance Measurement & Improvement
Compensation structure
Recruiting and Hiring Process – Assesment Tools – Job Descriptions
Team training and development
Employee Hanbook – Labor Law and HR Issues

Lead generation

Assessing profitability by client
Process improvement
Insurance Coverage – E&O – D&O – Fidelity Bond – Fiduciary Liability – ERISA Bond – Cyber – Fraud
Cybersecurity/Risk Management

Legislative Updates

PEP vs MEP vs Multiemployer Plans
Small Market and Start Up – State Mandates & SECURE 2.0
Lifetime Income Solutions
Wealth Management/Financial Planning/ERISA Plans
Life Insurance and Ultra High Net Worth Planning
Individual Annuities
NQDC/DB/Cash Balance Plans/Other

AI and how to use it efficiently
Plan Audit – Data Automation (API)

Sign up for a FREE trial of Retirement ACE for the October 2023 session.

Join Retirement ACE today and transform your service offering, boost your business efficiency, and become part of an exclusive community of elite retirement industry leaders. Take charge of your success and secure a prosperous future for both you and your clients.