Amir Arbabi Named to 2016 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers
September 15, 2016 – Amir Arbabi, Vice President, Advisory Services at the San Diego, CA office of Retirement Benefits Group (RBG), is pleased to announce that he has been named to the 2016 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.
This is the second annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on asset management.
Financial advisers from across the broker-dealer and RIA channels applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on seven criteria: DC assets under management; DC AUM growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; DC plan participation rate; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 401.
Once again, the final FT 401 represents a cohort of elite advisers: the “average” adviser in this year’s FT 401 has 18 years of experience advising DC plans and manages $950 million in DC plan assets. The FT 401 advisers hail from 41 states and Washington, DC, and DC plans on average account for 74% of their assets under management.
The FT 401 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers developed by the FT in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).
About Retirement Benefits Group:
Retirement Benefits Group (RBG) is a supportive group of retirement plan consultants with headquarters in Southern California and 13 affiliate offices nationwide. The firm’s goal is to provide professional, non-biased guidance to institutional clients and their employees. Retirement Benefits Group specializes in providing customized retirement plan consulting services, executive benefits, wealth management and retirement management services to individuals and companies of all sizes throughout the United States. The firm’s team of retirement plan consultants provides risk management strategies for fiduciaries and custom strategies designed to help participants work towards retirement. For more information, please visit www.rbgnrp.com.
About This Award:
The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (September 2016). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in seven primary areas, including DC plan assets under management, growth in DC plan business, specialization in DC plan business, and other factors. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.