2017 SPARK Forum - The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL


Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles

 

Primary Sponsors

BridgePoint Group, LLC
3 Lambert Cove
Flager Beach, FL 32136-3000
Ph: 855-274-3434
www.getbridgepoint.com

BridgePoint Group, LLC is a management consulting firm focused exclusively on meeting challenges within the financial services industry. With expertise across the business value chain, from strategy to marketing and distribution, to service and operations, we help Asset Management, Broker-Dealer and Retirement organizations improve business performance. Our seasoned team of industry executives, bring unique expertise and guidance to help firms accelerate execution and deliver results by providing practical, implementable strategies and solutions. Our associates have an average of 20 years of hands-on leadership and global expertise. For more information on BridgePoint Group, LLC, please visit our website at www.getbridgepoint.com.

Corporate Insight
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 2655
New York, NY 10170
Erik Fazekas
ebosetti@corporateinsight.com
www.corporateinsight.com

Corporate Insight provides competitive intelligence, consulting and user experience research to the nation's leading insurers, financial services firms and educational institutions. For more than two decades, the firm has published customer experience-focused research and has advised clients on key competitive issues with a focus on helping them improve their digital capabilities. The firm offers subscription-based Monitor services in 14 verticals, including retirement, brokerage and life insurance, along with custom research and consulting services, digital capabilities audits, special studies and UX research.

DST
2000 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Larry McQuaid
Ph: 617-521-8326
lmcquaid@dstsystems.com
www.dstsystems.com/retirement

DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We help clients master complexity in the world's most demanding industries to ensure they stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements. DST is redefining the customer experience to deliver personalized, nimble and platform-agnostic solutions across the full spectrum of the retirement lifecycle, allowing you to gain actionable insights, differentiate yourself from your competition, and provide operational and service excellence. DST enables a more dynamic participant journey and positive plan sponsor experience across critical areas such as Retirement Account Servicing, Plan Health Intelligence, Personalized User Experience, Rollover and Income Portability, and Advisor Solutions. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, our solutions help retirement companies better manage the shifting market, evolving regulations and changing demographics. Learn more at: www.dstsystems.com/retirement.

Enterprise Iron Financial Industry Solutions, Inc.
100 Matawan Road, Suite 330
Matawan, NJ 07747
Jennifer Rogers-Linskey
Ph: 860-919-3414
www.enterpriseiron.com

Enterprise Iron began doing business in 2002, and has been providing specialized operational and technology consulting services since then. For over a decade, Enterprise Iron has contributed highly skilled consultants and consistently delivered on numerous major financial services initiatives, with a special emphasis on the retirement industry. EI provides its clients with guidance in the areas of industry best practices, legislative and compliance insight, technology and operations. It has extensive experience serving both recordkeepers and plan sponsors.

Millennium Trust Company
2001 Spring Road, Suite 700
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
www.mtrustcompany.com

Millennium Trust Company is a leading Automatic Rollover IRA provider for retirement plans. Our solutions help plan sponsors and other professionals comply with DOL Safe Harbor requirements for automatic rollovers. We offer a full complement of solutions to address plan related issues including: missing participants, uncashed checks, benefit distributions and notification services.

Social Security Solutions
7015 College Blvd., Suite 725
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
www.retireeincome.com

Deciding how to claim Social Security is arguably one of the largest financial decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. Alarmingly, Americans are collectively foregoing billions of dollars in lifetime income because they are not well-informed about the choices available to them. Realizing people need help with this important decision, we made a commitment to do the research necessary to provide solid education, guidance, and tools needed to assist someone in making sound, informed decisions about when to start their Social Security benefits.

Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
401 South Tryon Street, 14th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202-1934
Tom Holland
Ph: 410-532-9448
tom.holland@wellsfargo.com
www.wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo is a national leader in providing total retirement management, investments, and trust and custody solutions tailored to meet the needs of institutional clients. With 4 million participants and nearly $350 billion in retirement plan assets, Wells Fargo ranks as the nation's eighth largest retirement plan provider according to the 2016 PLANSPONSOR DC Recordkeeping Survey.

Exhibitors and Other Sponsors

 
ADP Retirement Services
71 Hanover Park
Florham Park, NJ 07932
www.adp.com/401k

ADP provides recordkeeping services for a wide range of retirement plan types to meet the needs of small-, mid- and large-sized companies. The quality and experience of our dedicated service teams, plus our innovative technology, deliver a client experience that makes plan administration easy.

BenefitsLink.com
1298 Minnesota Avenue, Suite H
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Lois Baker
Ph: 407-644-4146
salesdesk@benefitslink.com
www.benefitslink.com

BenefitsLink daily e-newsletters provide the latest developments and analysis in plan compliance, administration, policy and design - since 1995, we've delivered the very best articles to keep you on top of this ever-changing field. Website includes active message boards, industry news and an extensive calendar of conferences and webcasts. Find - and fill -- job openings on our sister site, www.EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com 28,000 Employee Benefits Professionals rely on us to keep them up to date - do you?

BrightScope, a Strategic Insight business
Allegra Heyligers
allegra.heyligers@strategic-i.com
www.strategic-i.com

BrightScope, a Strategic Insight business, provides integrated data management and analytics through the SI Data division. BrightScope's best-in-class software solutions, including BI & Analytics, Data Networks, Sales Reporting, Industry Datasets, and CRM/Data Integration, facilitate more effective sales and retention strategies for the top financial institutions. With BrightScope, financial services firms know exactly how to leverage trended market share analysis, gain unparalleled visibility into advisor-to-plan relationships, and drive the growth of data-driven decision-making from every corner of the organization.

Convergent
2018 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339
Kathy Sierra
Ph: 866-567-7221
info@beconvergent.com
www.beconvergent.com

Convergent is a retirement technology firm that delivers innovative solutions and world class expertise. Our knowledge of the retirement business, understanding of industry products and deep technology expertise separates us from the crowd. Our industry expertise ranges from the micro to the very large plan market and our solution engineers have decades of end to end retirement processing knowledge ranging from system upgrades or conversions to developing custom record keeping solutions. Superior technology, measurable results and smart solutions are what enables us to deliver a degree of difference and Be Convergent.

DTCC Mutual Fund Services delivers a broad range of innovative transaction and information services for mutual funds, collective investment trust and other investment types in the retirement product market. As a centralized industry utility, our solutions connect asset managers with their distributors by standardizing data and automating processes, creating efficiencies while reducing cost and risk. Mutual Fund Services enables processing capacity and flexibility to facilitate business growth and meet the data, communication and compliance requirements of the evolving retirement marketplace. Please visit www.dtcc.com/mutualfundservices for more information. Mutual Fund Services are offered by DTCC's National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) subsidiary.

Fiduciary Benchmarks
5335 Meadows Rd, Suite 210
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Tom Kmak
Ph: 480-656-4414
tomkmak@fiduciarybenchmarks.com
www.fiduciarybenchmarks.com

Fiduciary Benchmarks (FBi) serves as an independent, comprehensive and informative benchmarking service that helps service providers and the plan sponsors they serve fulfill their duties under ERISA. FBi believes that fees must always be weighed against Quality-Services-Value and if done properly the process can produce a win-win-win scenario for Service Providers, Plan Sponsors and Participants.

GlobeTax
One New York Plaza, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Ph: 212-747-9100
www.GlobeTax.com

GlobeTax is the leading provider of withholding tax recovery services for investors receiving cross-border investment income from American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and foreign ordinary shares. Qualified Retirement Plans are often entitled to reclaim the entire withholding amount from the foreign government (dependent on market and applicable treaties). Subscription to GlobeTax's tax reclaim service is risk-free and fees are contingent upon successful recoveries. Tax reclamation is a powerful tool for increasing investment performance! Contact us for a free analysis at info@globetax.com.

Infosys McCamish Systems
6425 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30339
Edwin Edwards
www.infosysmccamish.com

END TO END SOLUTIONS FOR RETIREMENT PLANS - Infosys McCamish Systems supports a financial institution client base with its full service 409A compliant non-qualified administration platform, VPAS Benefit Plan Administration. With its front-end Internet based sales enabling services, Advisorfolio and Deferral +, Infosys McCamish Systems also provides automated best practice sales and design solutions in a turn-key platform. This plan design and sales platform cost effectively leverages scarce expert talent and enables non-expert distribution to deliver best practice 409A compliant solutions to the underpenetrated mid-market. Infosys McCamish Systems offers their solutions as platform only Software as a Service, or as a full recordkeeping outsourcing arrangement. With the merging of McCamish Systems into the Infosys family of companies, offerings include Qualified Retirement Plan Services in the DB & DC markets with both onshore and offshore delivery models. For more information please contact Ed Edwards at Edwin_Edwards@infosys.com.

Invesco
Two Peachtree Pointe
1155 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Ph: 800-370-1519
www.invesco.com/us

Invesco has provided investment solutions for DC plans for over 35 years. And we understand that plan sponsors need choices to tailor your retirement plan's investment menu to meet their specific objectives. That is why Invesco offers a wide range of investment capabilities across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, delivered through a diverse set of investment vehicles. The Business of Retirement is the focus of Invesco's defined contribution investment only (DCIO) team. We partner with top DC-focused advisors, consultants, RIAs and platforms to help them grow their business of retirement.

LOMA Secure Retirement Institute
6190 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Paul Wilson
Ph: 770-984-6427
wilsonp@loma.org
www.loma.org

The LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute provides comprehensive, unbiased research and education covering all aspects of the retirement industry. It also offers a forum for senior leaders across the financial services retirement landscape to identify and explore the challenges Americans face surrounding retirement. Secure Retirement Institute's goal is to spur innovation and broaden industry collaboration to help improve retirement readiness and promote retirement security.

Merrill Corporation
1 Merrill Circle
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Christy Vierzba
Ph: 320-656-5019
christy.vierzba@merrillcorp.com
www.merrillcorp.com

Merrill Corporation provides secure, innovative solutions to complex content and communications requirements. With our deep financial industry expertise, exceptional service and innovative technology, we are a trusted partner in ensuring our clients' success at every stage in the life cycle of regulated business communications. Rely on Merrill's forward-thinking technology to efficiently create and manage differentiated, personalized experiences for all your stakeholders -- participants, plan sponsors and advisors. A single platform that works with your business. We partner with customers to provide multi-channel communication management and delivery solutions to meet their unique digital, print and distribution needs. Visit www.merrillcorp.com to learn more.

Oculus Partners, LLC
415 Waterford Drive
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Cynthia Hayes
Ph: 404-606-1768
chayes@oculuspartners.com
www.oculuspartners.com

Oculus Partners is a strategic consulting firm focused on financial services, concentrating in retirement and wealth management. Formed in 2008, the firm has grown to serve over 25 corporate clients including banks and broker/dealers, asset managers, insurers, clearing agents and custodians, and technology companies. Our Consultants have experience as business line managers in the financial services industry. We use this experience in developing high impact strategies that can be practically implemented. Our clients have one thing in common - a desire to grow their businesses in a healthy and sustainable way. Simply put, we help our clients accomplish that goal.

Retirement Loan Eraser
17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75287
Sandy Tassinari
Ph: 508-380-5253
stassinari@custodiafinancial.com
www.loaneraser.com

Custodia Financial is a collaboration of industry veterans formed to improve retirement outcomes and reduce fiduciary risk by preventing loan defaults. The experts at Custodia Financial have a proven history of successfully introducing attractive new products and services that improve defined contribution outcomes. When participants lose their jobs and are unable to repay their loans, 86% default. To address this problem, Custodia spent five years creating a regulatory and tax compliant program called Retirement Loan Eraser (RLE) which is the only actionable solution that prevents loan defaults before they occur. RLE is a simple, affordable program that ensures employees reach the retirement they deserve.

At State Street Global Advisors, our mission is clear: we believe investing responsibly enables economic prosperity and social progress. At SSGA, we've always focused on Responsible Innovation that benefits investors and the world. We actively engage with companies on a range of important governance and sustainability issues to ensure our portfolios are appropriately focused on long-term value creation. Our scale and global reach offer clients access to markets, geographies and asset classes, and allow us to deliver thoughtful insights and innovative solutions.

T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
4515 Painters Mill Road, Mail Code: 6465
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Joyce Helgas
Ph: Joyce Helgas
www.troweprice.com

INVEST WITH CONFIDENCE -- T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on -- now, and over the long term. We provide an array of commingled funds, subadvisory services, separate account management, retirement recordkeeping, and related services for individuals, advisors, institutions, and/or retirement plan sponsors. Our intellectual rigor helps us seek the best ideas for our clients, our integrity ensures that we always put their interests first, and our stability lets us stay focused on their goals as we pursue better investment outcomes. As of March 31, 2017, T. Rowe Price has more than USD $861.6 billion in assets under management and serves clients in 45 countries worldwide.

vWise
85 Enterprise, Suite 320
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tony Mingo
Ph: 949-716-1270
info@vwise.com
www.vwise.com

vWise provides innovative, scalable solutions designed to increase efficiencies and optimize outcomes through interactive, personalized experiences that boost confidence and drive informed decision making. Aligned with the way today's digital savvy audience consumes content, our solutions feature relevant, engaging information in an easy to understand format that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device. For more information, connect with vWise or visit www.vwise.com.

Past Sponsors