Founder and Chairman of PCI Is Looking Out for Participants in Advisor Perspectives

Posted on December 15, 2020
Brian Allen, CFP®

Brian Allen, CFP®

Founder & Chairman of Pension Consultants, Inc.

PCI Founder and Chairman, Brian Allen, CFP®, continues the conversation about fiduciary committees focusing on what is in the best interest of plan participants. His recent article, “The Threat of Managed Accounts for Plan Advisors,” featured in Advisor Perspectives, highlights the negative impact so-called managed accounts and their fees can have on results for participants. Managed accounts notably have been pitched by plan advisers looking to increase fees and make more money. Ultimately, that can result in participants losing money that could help them retire on time with dignity.


In the article, Allen challenges advisers to evaluate the price vs. the actual benefit managed accounts deliver for plan clients. Allen and PCI believe all plans should have transparent, fiduciary-based, and performance-driven services. That’s how to make the results participants receive top-of-mind and build rewarding retirement.


Read Allen’s complete Advisor Perspectives article about the threats of managed accounts here.

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About PCI

Pension Consultants, Inc. (PCI) is an independent, fee-only retirement plan adviser on a mission to improve the financial security of American workers. PCI focuses on three key drivers of retirement readiness — Contributions, Investment Performance, Fees — to help plans prepare participants to retire on time with dignity. Pension Consultants, Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser.

About Author

Brian Allen is the author of Rewarding Retirement: How Fiduciary Committees Can Elevate Workers, Companies, And Communities, and Founder & Chairman of Pension Consultants, Inc., a fee-only plan adviser on a mission to improve the financial security of American workers. Allen has been an advocate for professionalism and a pioneer in the qualified retirement plan industry for more than 25 years. He was an early mover to a business model that eliminates incentives and inducements that can influence recommendations to clients, including commissions, gifts, marketing payments, and exotic trips. 

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