2017 SPARK Forum - The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL


Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles

 

Primary Sponsors

AllianceBernstein (AB)                   
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
Ph:212-969-1000
www.alliancebernstein.com

At AllianceBernstein (AB), we're working to define the future of Defined Contribution, striving to keep clients ahead with visionary research and progressive innovation in investment solutions. Leveraging four decades of designing asset-allocation strategies and managing portfolios for institutions and individuals globally, we've developed pre-packaged and customized strategies -- including target-date solutions tailored to a plan's demographics. Applying best practices in plan design, investments and communications, we collaborate across our firm and industry -- even with competitors -- to help plans of all sizes stay ahead of what's next.

 
 
BlackRock
55 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Ph:877-99-BLKDC (877-992-5532)
www.BlackRock.com/DC

BlackRock's Defined Contribution Group is uniquely positioned to help you guide your employees into retirement. As the world's most trusted asset manager and the largest DC investment-only provider, we have the objective insight, robust investment capabilities and global perspective to help you meet the challenges of the evolving retirement landscape. Our goal is simple: to work with you in creating the best possible outcomes for participants.

 
 
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.

 
 
Congruent Solutions Inc.
19925 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Ph: 408-252-2187
info@coreretirementsolutions.com
www.coreretirementsolutions.com

Congruent Solutions Inc. is a pioneer in providing technology solutions and plan administration services to the retirement industry. Since 2004, Congruent has partnered with Tier 1 plan providers and TPAs, providing a full array of Back-Office Administration Services from Enrolling new participants, Processing Contributions, Loans and Distributions, Conversions and De-conversions, to Compliance Testing and 5500 preparation. Our Retirement Technology Services include Reverse Engineering services, Business Process Consulting, Data Migration and Plan Conversion consulting, Custom Application Development and Manual and Automated Testing services. Congruent developed COREDC, a new generation end-to-end enterprise technology platform covering both record keeping and transaction processing. COREDC combines rich functionality with the latest in technology to address specific needs of the retirement plan providers, providing them superior performance, scalability and flexibility. The COREDC platform provides self-service capability through a web based interface to all constituents of the retirement ecosystem and creates a better overall customer experience. The COREDC platform can also be implemented in modules as CORE Point Solutions to address specific business pain points with straight-through processing such as Payroll, eligibility, loans and distributions and fees. It is designed to integrate and work with existing recordkeeping systems with without the need for data migration or the need to sunset existing systems. Our CORE-On-Cloud offering makes these solutions available as SaaS and BPaaS models. For more information, please contact: Lucas Soucy, Vice President, Retirement Services, 617-314-9079.

Corporate Insight
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 2655
New York, NY 10170
Erik Fazekas
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.

Deloitte Consulting LLP
25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Daniel E. Rosshirt
Ph: 212-618-4586
drosshirt@deloitte.com
www2.deloitte.com/us

Deloitte Consulting LLP is a leader in developing and implementing solutions to the most complex challenges facing the Retirement Industry. Combining deep industry knowledge with strategy, operations and technology acumen, we partner with our clients to deliver competitive strategies that differentiate them in the marketplace, and position them for long-term, sustainable success.

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 such critical areas as Rollover and Income Portability, Retirement Intelligence, Recordkeeping and Plan Administration, Personalized User Experience 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.

 
 
Empower Institutional
8525 E. Orchard Road, 9T3
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Darlene Soderquist
Ph: 303-737-4156
Darlene.Soderquist@retirementpartner.com
www.empowerinstitutional.com

Empower Institutional is one of the nation's largest and fastest- growing recordkeepers. For over twenty years, we have helped institutions expand their retirement service offerings and grow their brands with customizable, flexible and scalable solutions. As a behind-the-scenes extension of an organization, we empower institutions to focus their energy and investments on their core competencies, remain on the leading edge of technology and innovations, create efficiencies while adding to their bottom line and maintain their autonomy while growing their client relationships. For more information, please visit us at www.empowerinstitutional.com.

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.

FIS Retirement Services
104 Inverness Center Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Bill Byerly
Ph: 205-437-7405
Bill.byerly@fisglobal.com
www.sungard.com/solutions/wealth/Retirement-Services

FIS' Retirement Services offers an integrated suite of solutions for retirement plan administration that help small and medium to large providers launch and maintain retirement products and services customized to their clients' needs. Administrators use FIS' Omni and Relius solutions to manage the recordkeeping, trading and reconciliation, check writing and benefit disbursement processes of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, and other contributory schemes worldwide. FIS' benefit administration software, services and expertise helps increase operational efficiencies and position your business for growth.

Fisher Investments
www.fisherinvestments.com

Fisher Investments is a leading independent investment adviser, managing over $91B in assets, including $41B for over 170 institutional clients around the globe (as of September 30, 2017, includes affiliates). To help institutions reach their investment goals, the Fisher Investment Institutional Group offers a broad array of global, US, non-US, and emerging markets equity strategies with various capitalization, style orientation, and ESG considerations. With experience in serving the investment needs of retirement plans in over 18 countries, the Fisher Investments Institutional Group has committed itself to improving the investment options available to the US Defined Contribution retirement plan sponsors and their participants. 

Our new innovative Personalized Retirement Outcomes (PRO) solution provides plan participants with personalized asset management tailored to their individual circumstances and goals, yet at a cost comparable to most actively managed target-date funds. Plan sponsors can finally feel comfortable providing these personalization benefits to both their defaulted and engaged participants at an appropriate price for a QDIA and with 3(38) investment manager fiduciary protection.

ICMA-RC
Forrest Wilson
Ph: 844-703-5509
fwilson@icmarc.org
www.icmarc.org

Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over a million public sector participant accounts. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for public sector employees. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org or follow ICMA-RC on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

PGIM Investments, LLC
655 Broad Street, 18th floor
Newark, NJ 07102
www.pgim.com/pgim-investments/about

At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We are part of PGIM, the 9th-largest global investment manager with more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. PGIM's scale and investment process allow us to deliver actively managed funds and strategies to meet the needs of investors around the globe. PGIM Investments' dedicated Retirement Investment Solutions (RIS) team is committed to helping defined contribution advisors and consultants meet ever-evolving retirement challenges. The team provides a depth of experience and resources that can help address the changing dynamics of the retirement business. For more information, please visit us at https://www.pgim.com/pgim-investments/about.

PIMCO
650 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ph: 949-720-6000
www.pimco.com

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,150+ professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. PIMCO's DC Practice, and our dedicated solutions team of more than 30 professionals, support retirement advisors through all phases of plan analysis, design and investment selection. We focus our efforts on what we do best: partnering with plan sponsors and their consultants to deliver optimal, risk-managed investment solutions catered to the unique needs of your participants. Investing our clients' assets is a tremendous responsibility, and for that reason there can be no shortcuts. We work relentlessly to help these investors reach their goals.

Putnam Investments
One Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Steven P. McKay
Ph: 617-760-4838
steven_mckay@putnam.com
www.putnam.com/dcio/

Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is a global money management firm with over 75 years of investment experience. At the end of December 2016, Putnam had $152 billion in assets under management, including $72 billion in mutual fund assets and over $80 billion in institutional investor assets, across equity, fixed income, global asset allocation, and alternative investment strategies. (Total assets do not reflect pending activity for client decisions communicated to Putnam as of December 31, 2016.) Our commitment to innovation, proprietary research, and risk management distinguishes our approach to investing. With offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore, our global presence is united by our collaborative investment culture and singular focus on our clients' objectives.

Retiree Income
7015 College Blvd., Suite 725
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
Andrew Bruns
Ph: 913-954-6978
andrewbruns@socialsecuritysolutions.com
www.retireeincome.com

Retiree Income was founded on the belief that there is a better way to serve retirees or people getting ready to retire -- one that is smarter and more personalized. The company produces the retirement income planning software Income Strategy, which is built on research that discovered the sub-optimal nature of the conventional wisdom currently used to create withdrawal strategies and solves the gap in retirement income with a tax-efficient withdrawal strategy that is proven to extend portfolio longevity by up to a decade.

Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
401 S 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 over 4 million participants and nearly $375 billion in retirement plan assets, Wells Fargo ranks as the nation's seventh largest retirement plan provider according to the 2017 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.

 
 
Amundi Pioneer
amundipioneer.com

Amundi Pioneer is the US investment headquarters for Amundi, among the world's top 10 largest asset managers and the leader in Europe, with over $1.3 trillion under management as of December 31, 2016.* Formed in 2017 following the acquisition of Pioneer Investments by Amundi, the company has approximately $88.12 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017. By leveraging the benefits of our increased scope and size, Amundi Pioneer has expanded investment resources and the ability to introduce new and enhanced product offerings and solutions, tailored for our clients. We offer a broad range of fixed income, equity and multi-asset investment solutions. A focus on proprietary research, robust risk management, disciplined investment processes and close partnerships with clients has made Amundi Pioneer an investment manager of choice among leading institutional and individual investors worldwide. *Source IPE "Top 400 asset managers" published in June 2017 and based on AUM as of end December 2016. Amundi and Pioneer Investments combined figures pro forma as of December 31, 2016.

Actuarial Systems Corporation (ASC)
15840 Monte Street, Suite 108
Sylmar, California 91342
Sheryl Stucky
Ph: 800-950-2082
sstucky@asc-net.com
www.asc-net.com

With ASC's Compliance Testing System, testing is faster, freeing you up to offer more valuable planning and consulting services for your clients. New product, ASC-Drive, is the next-generation in automation, allowing Plan Sponsors to initiate their own testing online -- with your Compliance Experts available to help along the way. Standard iterative processes are automated with Single Step Processing. Plan and employee data from your recordkeeping system can also integrate with ASC. ASC's suite of solutions includes Plan Documents, 5500 Forms, and Valuation/Recordkeeping Systems. Learn more about why ASC is a retirement industry leader. Contact us today.

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?

BizForce
11520 N Community House, Suite 250
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
Pam Dunsky
Ph: 937-750-9037
pdunsky@bizforce.com
www.bizforce.com

BizForce is an enterprise transformation platform. Our platform, delivered on premise or cloud, will transform the way businesses perform and serve. Visual tooling, zero coding and complete digitization enable business and IT collaboration that empowers very small teams to create, innovate and deliver solutions in a fraction of the time. Bizforce reduces the cost and distance from idea to production to enable breakthroughs in transformation execution. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve innovation and outcomes that exceed their goals and enable technology to outpace the dynamics of the greatest challenges of their business.

BrightScope, a Strategic Insight business
Chris Riggio
chris.riggio@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.

 
 
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Ph: 888-237-1900
www.broadridge.com

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with over $8 billion in market capitalization, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation for our clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency and generating revenue growth.

Convergent
2018 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339
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.

dailyVest
100 North Stone Ave., #1105
Tucson Arizona
Ph: 520-577-5729
info@dailyvest.com
www.dailyvest.com

Founded in 2001, dailyVest is a FinTech company focused on helping financial service providers leverage their investor's account data to improve engagement and performance. Our big data visualization technology allows TPA's, plan sponsors and administrators to extract the full value of their data. Today, more than 20,000 plans use dailyVest to monitor plan health, and over 7 million participants and investors have access to its content.

Delta Data
1506 6th Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
Bret Bange
Ph: 914-414-2319
www.deltadatasoft.com

Delta Data provides critical back-end software to manage complex daily processes including trading and reconciliation, and data management. Our clients benefit from reduced risk, and technology and operations spend, and an increase in client satisfaction. Learn why more than half of the top recordkeepers and bank trusts use Delta Data's Distribution Services. Please visit www.deltadatasoft.com for more information.

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.

Fluent Technologies
331 Montvale Ave, Suite 300
Woburn, MA 01801
Michael Zimmer
Ph: 781-939-0900
mzimmer@fluenttech.com
www.fluenttech.com

Fluent Technologies is dedicated to the management, delivery and presentation of financial information. We transform complex and disparate data into meaningful client experiences. As a leading Software as a Service provider in the industry, our financial data and content management system is the standard for assuring consistent and accurate representation of information. We apply our experiences and standards to client enterprise technology and portal initiatives, and to the development of market-leading plan advisor practice management software applications.

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.

GuidedChoice
8910 University Center Lane
San Diego, California 92122
Jerry Yen
Ph: 888-675-4532
jyen@guidedchoice.com
www.guidedchoice.com

Established in 1999, GuidedChoice is an independent advisory firm solely focused on fiduciary digital retirement investment advice supporting advisors, plan sponsors and participants. GuidedChoice's proprietary rules engine enables full customization to plan design and line-up, while its digital investment algorithms personalize each participant's investments with no commissions nor conflicts of interest. Fueled by a powerful mission -- the belief in financial freedom for all -- GuidedChoice has no affiliations with any institutional investor, investment manager, or brokerage firm. Clients include multiple government entities, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations and advisory services support both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.

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.

LIMRA 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.

 
Lincoln Financial Group
150 N. Radnor-Chester Road
Radnor, PA 19087
www.LincolnFinancial.com

For more than 50 years, Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business has been helping savers boost their retirement readiness through employer-sponsored plans. Our retirement plans help employers recruit and retain top talent, while our combination of high-tech and high-touch service creates an engaging customer experience that drives positive outcomes. The RPS business helps people understand how steps they take today can help them get to and through retirement tomorrow. The business serves approximately 1.4 million participants through 21,000 plan sponsors with $63 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $241 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017.

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.

Morningstar Investment Management LLC
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Dan Bruns
Ph: 312-696-6348
dan.bruns@morningstar.com
www.morningstar.com/company/workplace

Morningstar, Inc.'s mission is to help investors reach their financial goals. Our advocacy for the individual investor extends to the workplace market, where the responsibility for investing and saving for retirement now rests with employees and where we're committed to helping those employees achieve their financial goals. Morningstar strives to help people improve their financial health and prepare for retirement by offering investment advice and managed accounts, target-date solutions, and fiduciary services to plan providers and employers. Available to more than 25 million participants through 304,000 plans, our suite of offerings is supported by our database of more than half a million investments, independent research that informs and shapes the financial industry, and a valuation-based approach to investment management.

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, Oculus has applied our vision, insight, and innovative spirit to benefit over 35 clients including banks, broker/dealers, asset managers, insurers, recordkeepers, clearing agents, custodians, and technology companies. Our clients have a few things in common -- a desire to accelerate growth, maximize relationships and enhance overall business health. Oculus is uniquely positioned to help, given the depth of our consultants' experience in the industry, our strong partnering approach, and our passion for developing high impact strategies that can be implemented in a practical manner. Simply put, we help our clients grow their businesses in healthy and sustainable ways.

 
 
O'Neil Data Solutions
Ph: 1-866-659-0824
www.oneildata.com

We transform highly complex data into rich, customer-centric, omnichannel communications. Companies in healthcare, financial services and other major industries rely on O'Neil Digital Solutions for high-volume, high-mix communications that are accurate, timely and secure.

 
 
Paychex, Inc.
1175 John St
Rochester, NY 14586
Heidi Conti
Ph: 585-216-0471
hconti@paychex.com
www.paychex.com

Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions, including a full suite of retirement services designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. In addition to extensive options for plan sponsors, Paychex Retirement Services also works with financial advisors to help grow retirement plan business through a dedicated team of wholesalers, sales representatives, and advisor support experts.

 
PenChecks Trust
8580 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Steve Wagoner
Ph: 800-541-3938
swagoner@penchecks.com
www.penchecks.com

PenChecks Trust is the largest independent provider of outsourced benefit distribution services and Auto Rollover IRAs. With 20+ years in business, PenChecks Trust is an expert and industry-leading provider of unique and comprehensive solutions. Services include solutions for Benefit Payment Processing, Participant Notifications, Auto Rollover IRAs, Uncashed Checks, Participant Search, & Abandoned Plan / QTA.

PNC Retirement Solutions
One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sherri Painter
Ph: 800-303-0890
sherri.painter@pnc.com
www.pnc.com/retirementsolutions

PNC Retirement Solutions is committed to helping plan sponsors minimize administrative burdens, maximize their time for critical business activity, and help plan participants achieve retirement savings goals. Vested Interest Defined Contribution Program, PNC Bank's bundled retirement solution, provides a full spectrum of services essential to successful employee retirement plan administration. Beyond our bundled package Vested Interest, we also offer employee education consulting services. Our Offerings include: Investment and Consulting Services for plans, Targeted participant education, Employee education consulting and Proprietary mutual funds (Defined Contribution Investment Only).

RCP Solutions
550 Pinetown Road, Suite 320
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Mark Sweatman
Ph: 267-607-4175
msweatman@rcp-solutions.com
www.rcp-solutions.com

RCP Solutions specializes in risk management, compliance and communications programs that drive performance and the bottom line. A women-owned business with 100+ years of leadership experience across industries and disciplines, we leverage technology to integrate the many facets of business, risk and compliance to achieve the best results for clients.

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: 410-345-8699
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.

 
 
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info@venturesolutions.com
www.venturesolutions.com

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Pasadena, California 91101
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Ph: 626-744-2559
nbeale@vmsholdings.com
www.vmsholdings.com

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info@vwise.com
www.vwise.com

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