Scott Sides, AIF®, CRPS®, PPC joins the Retirement Advisor Council

East Granby, CT – Scott Sides, AIF®, CRPS®, PPC, has joined the Retirement Advisor Council effective January 1, 2017.

Scott Sides, Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor at The Sides Group at RBC Wealth Management, has joined the Retirement Advisor Council. Mr. Sides, whose career includes positions at Shearson Lehman Brothers and Drovers & Mechanics Bank, now leads The Sides Group team that is focused on wealth management and planning, qualified retirement plans, and other corporate services. He holds three professional designations: Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) from the College for Financial Planning, Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) Designation from Financial Service Standards. He is also a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals.

Mr. Sides was nominated for a seat on the Council in November 2016. 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. Sides’ nomination in January of 2017.

Joining the Retirement Advisor Council is a wonderful extension of my personal philosophy that leaders are learners,” said Mr. Sides. “The opportunity to come together with other experts in the retirement industry is a fantastic way to learn and grow. I am truly looking forward to my time as a member.

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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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