Retirement Plan Consulting

The Robinson Private Client Group offers investment advisory services to all types of defined contribution and defined benefit plan sponsors including:

  •   401(k) plans
  •   403(b) plans
  •   457(b) plans
  •   457(f) plans
  •   Non-qualified plans
  •   Defined benefit plans

In an ever-changing regulatory environment for retirement plan sponsors, it is vital to align with a co-fiduciary advisor who not only understands the intricacies of complying with DOL and ERISA standards, but who also provides holistic plan management. The Robinson Private Client Group has specialized in serving retirement plan sponsors for more than twelve years and advises to over $1.5 billion in total retirement plan assets, serving clients in a 3(21) or 3(38) fiduciary capacity. The group's Financial Advisors help clients adhere to a well documented process to help fulfill their fiduciary responsibility.

Retirement plan advisory services include:

I. Investment Policy draft and revision

II. Expense analysis

III. Plan design consulting

  • Auto enrollment/escalation
  • Matching formula
  • QDIA
  • Fund Lineup

IV. Plan provider review & oversight

  • Expense review & benchmarking
    • Administration & investment management
  • Service benchmarking
  • Fee negotiation
  • Comprehensive searches

V. Performance monitoring

  • Monthly summaries
  • Quarterly detailed reports
  • Customized

VI. Fund manager search and selection

  • Due diligence
  • Active vs. passive
  • Open architecture

VII. QDIA consulting

  • Due diligence
    • Composition/asset allocation
    • Glidepath philosophy
    • Management team
  • Target date vs. risk based
  • Benchmarking

VIII. Pro-active recommendations

  • Opportunities/threats
  • Regulatory changes/issues
  • Potential asset classes
  • Industry trends

IX. Board and Committee education

  • ERISA requirements
  • DOL disclosure & benchmarking

Contractually named 3(21) or 3(38) Fiduciary status


The Robinson Private Client Group provides service to Retirement Plan clients in a continuous, structured, and dynamic process: