Institutional Investor’s inaugural DC Industry Leaders study rates CAPTRUST as provider of the best defined contribution services to retirement plan-centric advisors. CAPTRUST operates as a centralized model; the company’s financial advisors are supported by more than 200 colleagues who handle research, marketing, business operations, and trading, as well as assist with client service.
Since its founding in 1997, CAPTRUST has grown through a combination of organic growth initiatives and by attracting like-minded fiduciary advisors to its robust platform of services for wealth management and retirement plan advisory services. At a time when the forthcoming fiduciary rule has increased scrutiny on advisory services and sales practices, a larger firm with access to myriad resources appeals to an increasing number of advisors.
The survey behind the study was developed with input from Fred Barstein, the founder of 401kTV; Warren Cormier, the president of Boston Research Technologies; and leading institutional plan advisors. Survey participants consisted of plan advisors with at least $100 million in defined contribution assets under management.
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors is an independent investment research and fee-based advisory firm specializing in providing retirement plan and investment advisory services to retirement plan fiduciaries, executives, and high-net-worth individuals. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm represents more than $210 billion in client assets with offices in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.