BALTIMORE, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) announced the team of Fiduciary Consulting Group @ PSA from Hunt Valley, MD, received the 2013 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award. Jania Stout, Retirement Plans Practice Leader at PSA, received the award on behalf of the team during a session of the 12th annual ASPPA/NAPA 401(k) SUMMIT in Las Vegas, NV.
The 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award recognizes a leading financial advisor or team for contributions that exemplify leadership, experience, and expertise in the retirement plan industry. Sponsored by National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and ASPPA—leaders in retirement education and advocacy—the award reflects the multi-faceted efforts of advisors to serve their clients (plan sponsors and participants), act as a mentor, maintain high ethical standards, and consistently improve their practices and services in the retirement industry.
"Stout and her team at Fiduciary Consulting Group are committed to making a difference in the lives of plan sponsors and their participants," said Brian Graff, executive director/CEO of ASPPA. "They channel this attitude in their service model centered on fiduciary duty, emphasis on participant education, and their openness to innovation in plan design and results. As a result, Stout and her team have enhanced the ability of American workers to achieve a secure retirement."
"Our business is constantly evolving and Stout and her team understand that with change comes opportunities to educate, inform and innovate," said Marcy L. Supovitz, NAPA president and principal of Boulay Donnelly & Supovitz Consulting Group, Inc. "When they reached their first $1 billion in assets they took it to the next level and hired a Financial Wellness coach to see how they could improve their outreach to plan sponsors and participants. This is just one way they share their passion for helping workers prepare for a dignified retirement."
Based in Hunt Valley, MD, the Fiduciary Consulting Group (FCG) @ PSA has provided advisory services for defined contribution plans for more than two decades. The team generates 100% of its revenue from consulting on both qualified and non-qualified plans. FCG's service model is built around the Four Pillars of Fiduciary Duty focused on the Exclusive Benefit Rule, the Plan Document Rule, and the Prudent Expert Rule. The FCG's goal is to empower participants to make informed decisions relating not only to their plan elections and retirement goals, but to living a fiscally responsible life. They believe sharing knowledge with all parties leads to greater levels of engagement, higher participation rates and an overall positive company-wide outlook on retirement. The team's credentials include Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).
PSA Insurance & Financial Services: In business to protect and grow the assets of their clients since 1928, PSA Insurance and Financial Services is the largest independent firm in the region providing property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, retirement plan and wealth management services. The company has more than 150 employees and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD with additional offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit www.psafinancial.com.
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