NAPA & ASPPA Open Nominations for 401k Advisor Award
ARLINGTON, VA, September 17, 2012 -- The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) today announced the opening of the nomination window for the 401k Advisor Leadership Award. The award recognizes leadership, innovation, and influence by a leading financial advisor in the 401k marketplace.
Sponsored by NAPA and ASPPA—leaders in retirement education and advocacy— the award reflects the multi-faceted efforts of advisors to serve their clients (plan sponsors and participants), act as a mentor, maintain high ethical standards, and consistently improve their practices and services in the retirement industry.
In its sixth year, the 401k Advisor Leadership Award continues to recognize leadership, innovation and contributions to the retirement plan industry with the sales, marketing and establishment of 401k plans. Award Recipients are known for going "above and beyond" to exemplify a key pursuit of ASPPA—to directly impact the ability for Americans to build a successful retirement, especially through employer based plans.
"Acting as an advisor in today's 401k marketplace requires true leadership. Advisors are in the unique position to shape America's concept of retirement and act as a catalyst to help workers plan for their financial future." said Paul D'Aiutolo, NAPA / ASPPA 401k SUMMIT Steering Committee co-chair and vice president, UBS Institutional Consulting Group.
"The 401k Leadership Award is given to an advisor who demonstrates a keen stewardship for their clients and demonstrated record of successful guidance to both plan sponsors and participants. I encourage advisors and plan sponsors to identify and nominate advisors that demonstrate these qualities. We believe this award can highlight the quality work retirement advisors provide every day to help Americans realize a secure retirement," said D'Aiutolo.
Nominations for the award will be accepted until November 2, 2012. Any individual or group of individuals [Broker Dealer Registered Reps, Registered Investment Advisors, Plan Administrators (TPAs) and Product and Service Professionals] who are active as financial advisors of 401k plans are eligible for nomination. NAPA or ASPPA membership is not a requirement.
Three finalists will be named in January 2013, and one of the finalists will receive the 401k Advisor Leadership Award during a special general session of the twelfth annual NAPA / ASPPA 401k SUMMIT in March 2013.
For more information on the terms and conditions or to submit a nomination—visit the ASPPA website here.
The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is an affiliate organization of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). NAPA was created by and for retirement plan advisors with a specific purpose-to provide plan advisors with greatly needed advocacy, business intelligence and superior networking opportunities. Membership is open to all retirement plan advisors and support personnel. NAPA's mission is to be a leader in the evolution of the national retirement system to improve transparency, effectiveness, and governance in an effort to improve the retirement outcome and security for participants. For more information, visit www.napa-advisors.org.
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 8,500 retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants, and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans. ASPPA is based in Arlington, Virginia, and has 21 regional ASPPA benefits councils (ABCs) providing local retirement plan employee benefit professionals with opportunities to participate in ASPPA activities in their local communities. For more information, visit www.asppa.org.
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