Empower Retirement receives top rankings from plan advisors

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo

At its third anniversary Empower is highest rated in favorability among retirement plan providers

Retirement plan advisors across the country are endorsing Empower Retirement as the top defined contribution plan provider in a new survey published by a key retirement industry journal.

In a poll of 325 advisors conducted by PLANADVISER, Empower was named the top provider in six out of 10 categories, including: “Value for Price,” “Fee Structure for Advisers,” “Value-Added Adviser Services,” “Best Wholesalers” and “Best Overall Service” in two key categories.  Empower placed first or second in every category of the survey.

“Three years ago we started on a mission to create a better retirement savings experience for American workers and we’re gratified that advisors share our excitement and appreciate the strides we’re making,” said Empower President Edmund F. Murphy III. “Ours is an advisor-centric business model and these survey results validate the work we have been doing with these important stakeholders.

“Empower is continually upgrading and enhancing all of its offerings and these results reflect well on our efforts,” said Murphy, who noted that investments in technology, infrastructure, client services, marketing, increased staff and other functions are aimed at creating a first-class retirement service business, focused on working with plan sponsors and advisors to ultimately help plan participants prepare for the future.

The survey results are part of PLANADVISER’s annual “Retirement Plan Adviser Survey” which examines the factors that advisors consider when selecting providers and spotlights the companies they prefer, according to the magazine’s editors. For more information on the survey see the PLANADVISER web site.

Empower was created in late 2014 from the retirement services business of Great-West Financial®, J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services’ large-market recordkeeping business and the retirement business of Putnam Investments. In its 36 months of operations, Empower leveraged its vast customer service, relationship management and recordkeeping expertise to deliver a superior client experience and drive new business.