National Retirement Practice Leaders
Council membership consists of representatives of four Colleges:
- Advisor College
- Practice Leader College
- Investment Manager College
- Service Provider College
The Practice Leader College consists of senior executives managing the retirement plans business of major Retirement Plan Advisory Broker/Dealer Firms in the United States. Members in the Investment Manager and Service Provider colleges is designated by the Executive Board to represent a broad spectrum of firms. Each firm in membership is represented by an individual voting member.
Baird is an international financial services firm providing Private Wealth Management, Trust, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Private Equity services to clients throughout our offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. As employee-owners, we manage for the long-term, continuously building capabilities to best serve clients. Our business is fundamentally about trust, partnership, and building better futures for our clients and communities. Baird’s credentialled and experienced Qualified Plan Consulting Group (QPCG) teams provide objective institutional consulting services to many companies and organizations across the country. We work to educate, advocate, and assist clients to maximize outcomes for successful participant retirement.
Cambridge is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals while preserving its internal control. From financial solutions and investment choices to business resources and retirement planning tools, Cambridge helps financial professionals serve their clients and build the business they’ve always envisioned. Among its retirement-focused resources, the firm’s Retirement Center allows financial professionals to build and access client retirement plans, provide retirement income solutions, and more. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest internally controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. www.joincambridge.com
Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides financial advisors with holistic, integrated solutions that support business evolution, growth acceleration, and operational efficiency. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Eight Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Learn more about how Commonwealth partners with more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide by visiting www.commonwealth.com.
Commonwealth received the highest score in the independent advisor segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction among financial advisors. Visit jdpower.com/awards
HUB Retirement and Private Wealth has regional offices across the U.S. with financial advisors focused on helping plan sponsors manage all aspects of their company retirement plan. From plan design, managed account services to offering financial wellness, we work to help all employers and their employees look forward to a successful financial future. In addition to retirement plan consulting and wealth management, HUB offers comprehensive employer services, including employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, risk mitigation, and HR consulting. Our strength, and size, as the fifth largest insurance brokerage firm globally* with over $105B assets under advisement, gives us the ability to serve individual Americans and businesses with a comprehensive offering of financial services.
LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer*. LPL supports retirement plan advisors through its integrated business platform and its Retirement Partners team of retirement industry professionals. LPL Retirement Partners acts as an independent consultant and supports the operational and practice management needs of retirement plan advisors. Advisors can position themselves with confidence as a discretionary or non-discretionary investment fiduciary to their clients, offering them objective guidance on investment options while seeking to increase their marketing reach and strategically grow their practices through the power and commitment of LPL Retirement Partners.
Principal Securities, Inc. (Principal Securities) is the retail broker-dealer and a registered investment adviser (RIA) for Principal®. Principal Securities has been teaming with financial professionals to help investors pursue their financial goals for over 50 years. Principal Securities is focused on partnering with financial professionals to help people and companies build, protect, and advance their financial well-being with our retirement, insurance, financial planning, and asset management expertise. The firm believes in having a strong support system to supply financial professionals with the knowledge, tools, and resources to build their business.
Viking Cove Institute connects an elite group of retirement plan advisors and employee benefit consultants from across the country. Members share a common vision and are dedicated to the positive advancement of employee outcomes. Because of our independence, the Viking Cove Institute stands untethered with industry leaders committed to driving positive change together. We are proud of our heritage, what we have done for the industry, and will continue to do with the help of our growing membership and allies. Viking Cove Institute is led by a group of industry veterans who believe they can make a positive difference in how Americans spend their retirement years.