Partner at professional services firm appears on the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers list for the fifth consecutive year
Chicago – October 10, 2019 – Joe Connell was named to the 2019 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans across the U.S.
This is the fifth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on investment management.
Financial advisers from across the U.S. applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: DC assets under management (AUM); DC AUM growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record.
Joe Connell is an accredited investment fiduciary analyst (AIFA). He is also actively involved in the Plan Sponsor Council of America and was selected to participate in the Retirement Advisor Council, which advocates for successful retirement plan outcomes.
Sikich’s retirement plan services practice offers companies employee education services, fiduciary training for retirement plan committee members, an open-architecture trading platform, professionally managed portfolios, investment policy statement review and monitoring, comprehensive fee reviews, and benchmarking.
About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP is a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, advisory, technology and managed services. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as the country’s 28th largest Certified Public Accounting firm and is among the top one percent of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, we help our clients reach their long-term, strategic goals through a unique formula of products and services.
The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (October 2019). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.