October 10, 2019 – Keith Berry, retirement plan consultant for M3 Financial, has been named to the 2019 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans across the U.S.
This is the fifth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on investment management.
Financial advisers from across the U.S. applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: DC assets under management (AUM); DC AUM growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record.
The final FT 401 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers: the “average” adviser in this year’s FT 401 has over 22 years of experience advising DC plans and manages $1.6 billion in DC plan assets. The FT 401 advisers hail from 40 states and Washington, D.C., and DC plans on average account for 84% of their total assets under management.
Investment advisory services offered through M3 Financial, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from M3 Insurance.
About the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers 2019
The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (current listing published in October 2019). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisers, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. Out of 770 applications about 52% received the award. This honor is not indicative of the adviser’s future performance. Neither the advisers nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.
About M3 Financial
M3 Financial is a team of independent consultants who partner with employers to provide retirement plan consulting and develop holistic strategies for fiduciary and risk management, investment consulting, employee education, plan design, and vendor oversight. For more information on M3 Financial, visit www.m3fi.com.