Retirement Plan Advisor Michael Castner, PPC, PRP® Joins the Retirement Advisor Council

East Granby, CT – Michael Castner, PPC, PRP® has joined the Retirement Advisor Council effective January 1, 2016.

As a Principal at Retirement Benefits Group, Mike leads one of the country’s premier retirement plan consulting firms in providing a comprehensive array of advisory services to both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. With 40 retirement plans, and approximately $3 billion in plan assets, Mr. Castner is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience focusing primarily on the corporate retirement plan market.

Mr. Castner 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 investment experience and his standing in the industry as a leading retirement plan expert.  The Executive Board of the Council approved Mr. Castner’s nomination in January of 2016.
“My practice is successful because we function as a team, playing to everyone’s strengths and always collaborating in the best interest of our clients.  I look forward to joining the Council to be part of another successful team and also to share my expertise.  I hope to contribute further by serving on the Advisor Search Committee,” said Mr. Castner.

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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