VALIC Joins the Retirement Advisor Council

East Granby, CT – We are pleased to announce VALIC has joined the Retirement Advisor Council as part of the Service Provider college.

VALIC is one of 16 service providers on the Council. The company will be represented by Steve Smith, Managing Vice President of Business Development. Smith has been a member of the Council for the last five years. He currently serves on both the Board of the Council and as co-chairperson of the meeting planning committee.

“VALIC is very excited about joining the Retirement Advisor Council and looks forward to the opportunity to provide thought leadership and resources to the members of the Council to allow them to more effectively work with employers and their employees in the not-for-profit market,” said Smith.

VALIC has been a leader in retirement plans in the healthcare, education and government markets for over 60 years, with a long history of providing customized retirement planning solutions and assisting employees with a wide range of retirement and financial planning issues. The company has helped millions of individuals plan for, save for and realize the financial goals they’ve set to help achieve the life they want to live.

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.


For more than half a century, VALIC, a division of AIG, has served as a leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. The company manages plans for nearly 24,000 groups serving more than 2 million participants. Securities and investment advisory services offered through VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. (“VFA”), member FINRA, SIPC and an SEC-registered investment advisor. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

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