Retirement Plan Advisor John B. Abeyta, CRPS® Joins the Retirement Advisor Council

East Granby, CT – John B. Abeyta, CRPS® has joined the Retirement Advisor Council effective January 1, 2016. 

As a Vice President and Corporate Retirement Director with the Abeyta Bueche & Sanders Group at Morgan Stanley, John primarily works with institutions, consulting with plan sponsors of ERISA qualified plans to help clients have more successful outcomes for their plan participants.  His strengths are in investment management, comprehensive solutions, and strategic advice.  With 30 retirement plans, more than 10,000 plan participants and $750 million in plan assets, Mr. Abeyta has a demonstrated passion for helping everyday Americans prepare for a successful retirement.

Mr. Abeyta was nominated for a seat on the Council in November 2015.  The Nomination Committee recommended his application for Council membership after a comprehensive review process that took multiple factors into consideration including his extensive expertise in all types of corporate retirement plans and his successful team approach.  The Executive Board of the Council approved Mr. Abeyta’s nomination in January of 2016.

“Our team approach helps us thrive in the complex retirement plan market. While we’re an independent practice, we are also proud to have the strength of Morgan Stanley behind us.  We provide unbiased consulting to our corporate clients and enjoy working directly with participants—which is not something you’ll find with all advisors.  I’m very glad to join the Council, get to know more of my peers in the retirement plan space, and join the Public Relations committee.”

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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