Firm Joins Forces with Empower to Launch New 401(k) Solution Offering High-Quality Plans with Comprehensive Suite of Investments
BERWYN, Pa., Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial advisors can now offer retirement plan sponsors access to a cost-effective, streamlined plan solution with fiduciary and investment support. The solution, Envestnet Retire Complete - a new offering from Envestnet in collaboration with retirement services provider Empower - can help strengthen the opportunities for participants to achieve a more secure retirement.
Envestnet Retire Complete combines Envestnet's fiduciary guidance and investment due diligence with Empower's personalized communications and investments to help more employers provide competitive 401(k) plans.
"Our 3(38) fiduciary service and investment selection methodology, along with Empower's retirement services market leadership and scale, have created an opportunity for advisors to help businesses deliver value to their employees—while minimizing fiduciary concerns and service challenges associated with running a retirement plan," said Sean Murray, CFA, Head of Retirement for Envestnet. "Together, we can enable more organizations to offer a competitive benefits package for attracting and retaining top talent."
More information about Envestnet Retire Complete can be found at https://retirecomplete.envestnet.com/.
Envestnet Retire Complete encompasses:
- Fiduciary Support & Investment Selection/Monitoring: Envestnet assumes the responsibility of ERISA 3(38) fiduciary and investment manager, providing recommendations tailored to fit the plan sponsors' and participants' needs. Envestnet's fiduciary service is complemented by its proprietary SCORE methodology specially designed to evaluate and monitor investment options in qualified retirement plans. The SCORE methodology applies quantitative and qualitative factors such as style, cost, organization, risk, and execution when evaluating designated investment options—and places a premium on managers that rate high in those characteristics.
- Seamless Participant Experience: Empower's digital experience for participants presents a highly personalized digital experience that can integrate the elements of any individual's financial picture to help them better understand their current situation and future needs, driving increased financial confidence. Plan participants can also download the Empower app to access their personalized account dashboard on their mobile devices. The dashboard enables participants to view their projected retirement income, link accounts to see all their savings and investments in one place, include liabilities when viewing their net worth, rebalance portfolios, adjust contributions, create and keep budgets, and more, all in one platform.
- Customized Communications: Empower's multichannel messaging capability, which enables plan sponsors to send relevant and timely communications to participants that are tailored with the messages they need to receive.
- Broad Suite of Diverse Investment Options: Envestnet has created a pre-set Core Menu of investment options for participants to choose from with an eye towards active and passive choices. In addition, advisors and plan sponsors can choose from four target date providers as the qualified default investment option.
"Retirement investors who are better informed about their complete financial picture are in a strong position to make better decisions," said Joe Smolen, Senior Vice President of Core and Institutional Markets at Empower. "Empower has joined with Envestnet to design a state-of-the-art experience that allows plan sponsors to optimize retirement saving and planning for participants, while maintaining the flexibility to design features that work best for their organizations."
Building on this announcement, Envestnet is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with Empower for a Workplace Solutions Experience in the Exhibit Hall at Envestnet's premier event Elevate. Recently recognized as one of the top advisor conferences for 2024, Elevate will feature a dedicated retirement track as part of the programming for the event, which will take place in Phoenix, AZ from May 14 - 15, 2024. To learn more about the conference please visit www.Envestnet.com/Elevate.
Envestnet is transforming the way financial advice is delivered through an ecosystem of technology, solutions, and intelligence. By establishing the connections between people's daily financial decisions and long-term financial goals, Envestnet empowers them to make better sense of their finances and live an Intelligent Financial Life™. With $5.4 trillion in platform assets—more than 107,000 advisors, 16 of the 20 largest U.S. banks, 48 of the 50 largest wealth management and brokerage firms, more than 500 of the largest RIAs, and thousands of companies, depend on Envestnet technology and services to help drive better outcomes for their businesses and for their clients.
Envestnet refers to the family of operating subsidiaries of the public holding company, Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV). For more information, please visit www.envestnet.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and X (@ENVintel).
Recognized as the second-largest retirement recordkeeper in the U.S.,1 Empower is a leading provider of financial services, including advice, wealth management, investing, and retirement services. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., Empower administers approximately $1.4 trillion in assets for more than 18 million investors.2 Connect with us on empower.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tik Tok and Instagram.
 Michael Kitces, October 2023, https://www.kitces.com/blog/2024-best-financial-advisor-conferences-list-fpa-norcal-t3-futureproof-elevate-xypn/
*As of October 2023
Empower and Envestnet are separate and unaffiliated firms. This material should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of any particular product, service, individual or firm. Plan sponsors will always retain some fiduciary responsibility and should therefore conduct their own initial and ongoing research and due diligence on third party service providers, including but not limited to trustees, investment managers, recordkeepers and third party administrators.
1 Pensions & Investments 2022 Defined Contribution Survey. Ranking measured by total number of participants as of September 2022.
2 As of June 30, 2023. Information refers to all retirement business of Empower Annuity Insurance Company of America (EAICA) and its subsidiaries, including Empower Retirement, LLC; Empower Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (ELAINY); and Empower Annuity Insurance Company (EAIC), marketed under the Empower brand. EAICA's consolidated total assets under administration (AUA) were $1,387.9B. AUA is a non-GAAP measure and does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. EAICA's statutory assets total $73.98B and liabilities total $70.1B. ELAINY's statutory assets total $7.2B and liabilities total $6.9B. EAIC's statutory assets total $90.1B and liabilities total $88.8B.