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Group Retirement
Vendor Selections

Group Retirement - Vendor Selections

When engaged as a 3(38) investment manager, Ironview becomes accountable for both the 401(k) investment line-up and the reasonableness of fees related to the line-up. Ironview is focused on creating the most optimal 401(k) experience with respect to service and cost.

Ironview's typical engagements will include a Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Pricing (RFP) services to the plan sponsor and the investment committee. The search process for the service providers listed below is highly specialized. The language employed by 401(k) plan vendors is intentionally confusing, pricing data is intentionally opaque, and, as such, making an apples-to-apples comparison difficult if you are not an expert in this field. In the past, Ironview has also provided guidance to the committee in selecting an independent and expert, third-party to run this search process where appropriate.

  • Brokerage/Custodian platform

  • Corporate or Directed Trustee

  • Investment Management (mutual funds, ETF's, CIT's, separate accounts, etc.)

  • Recordkeeping

  • Third party administration

  • ERISA bond providers

  • Fiduciary liability insurance brokers and carriers

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