The Spark Institute

The Society of Professional Asset-Managers and Recordkeepers (SPARK) is an inter-industry professional association servicing mutual fund companies, banks, insurance companies, investment advisors, third party administration, recordkeepers and benefit consulting firms in the retirement plan industry. SPARK is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations that serve retirement plan professionals. Our membership is comprised of a broad array of individuals that service retirement plans and who represent over 250 companies. Our members represent most of the major service providers in the retirement plan industry, and collectively such companies serve over 95% of the U.S. defined contribution plan participants. Member benefits include:

  • The Annual Marketplace Update Report
  • The "SPARK Journal" - The Association's Quarterly Newsletter
  • Member Only Conferences and Seminars
  • Accreditation Programs - Recognizing Individual Proficiency in Retirement Plan Operations and Sales/Marketing
  • Training Courses - Basic, Speciality and Advanced Online Training Courses
  • The RFP Guide for Plan Sponsors - Standardized Recordkeeping RFP Package
  • SPARK Data Format
  • Discounted attendence at SPARK Conferences 

Member Benefits

Click the link below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of SPARK

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