Retirement Plan Advisor Robert A. Kieckhefer, AIF® Joins the Retirement Advisor Council

East Granby, CT – March 5, 2015 Robert A. Kieckhefer, AIF® has joined the Retirement Advisor Council effective January 1, 2015. 

As Managing Partner for The Kieckhefer Group, Mr. Kieckhefer provides participant education, custom portfolio design, plan reviews and investment analysis to 40 clients with 10,000 participants and $1 billion in plan assets.  Prior to his 15-year career in the retirement industry, Mr. Kieckhefer’s background was in the trades – construction and engineering in particular – and he continues to focus on making a positive impact on the retirement preparedness of participants in these industries.  Mr. Kieckhefer also sits on the board of the Wisconsin 529 College Savings Program – a plan with $4 billion in assets and 250,000 participants.  

Mr. Kieckhefer was nominated for a seat on the Council in September 2014.  The Nomination Committee recommended his application for Council membership after a comprehensive review process that took multiple factors into consideration including his advocacy on behalf of the construction and engineering industries, his ability to effectively connect with participants working in the trades, and his strong interest in bringing about regulatory changes with the Department of Labor.  The Executive Board of the Council approved Mr. Kieckhefer’s nomination in January 2015.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Retirement Advisor Council,” said Mr. Kieckhefer.  “It will be great to combine forces with other retirement thought-leaders on the Council to examine ways we can bring about critical changes with the DOL – especially more effective safe harbors for automatic enrollment.”

About the Council

The Retirement Advisor Council is a national organization that advocates for successful qualified plan and participant retirement outcomes through the collaborative efforts of experienced, qualified retirement plan advisors, investment managers and defined contribution plan service providers.  To advance its mission, the Council undertakes initiatives in the areas of research, public relations and promotion, general public education, regulatory positions and practice management.  The Council accomplishes this mission by:

  • Identifying duties, responsibilities, and attributes of the Professional Retirement Plan Advisor.
  • Sharing professional standards with plan sponsors who are responsible for the success of their plans.
  • Providing collective thought capital to decision makers, product providers, legislators and the public.
  • Giving voice to the retirement plan advisor community
  • Offering tools to evaluate advisors to ensure the quality of services provided.

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