Keith Berry Named to 2020 FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser List
Certified 401(k) Professional
Keith Berry, retirement plan consultant for M3 Financial, has been named to the list of Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers for the second consecutive year. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans across the U.S.
This is the sixth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. Ignites Research 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 advisement (AUA); DC AUA growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 401.
The final FT 401 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers. The median DC plan assets administered by this year’s group is $800 million. These are true specialists as DC plans on average account for 86% of total client assets. The FT 401 advisers represent 41 states and Washington, D.C.
The FT 401 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers developed by the FT in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).
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 2020
The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times (October 2020). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under advisement (AUA), DC AUA growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. A total of 855 advisors applied for the award, of which 401 were selected (47%). This award is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors 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.