Retirement Plan Services

Your most valuable asset is your employees. If designed and managed correctly, your company’s retirement plan provides your employees with the opportunity to create the means to a successful retirement. Let their most valuable asset be the plan you set up for them. Imagine the benefits!”

Lissa McNaughton

Senior Vice President
Director of Retirement Services

Retirement Plan Services

Managing your retirement plan properly takes a lot of time, energy, and expertise: evaluating service providers, meeting compliance requirements, selecting investment options, and making sure that your plan actually provides meaningful assistance in helping your employees plan for a successful retirement. You may not have that much time, but we do.

By serving both employers and employees, we strive to help companies and nonprofit organizations reduce costs and save time with our comprehensive retirement plan consulting services. Most importantly, we’ll provide guidance to your employees to help them make their way to a timely retirement.

Fulfilling Fiduciary Responsibilities

There are a lot of considerations that go into helping your employees prepare for their financial future and Atlas Private Wealth Management works to educate plan sponsors on their fiduciary responsibilities. Our goal is to help plan sponsors act solely in the best interest of participants by acting with care, skill, and the diligence of a prudent “expert,” as well as acting accordance with plan documents and instruments.

Atlas Private Wealth Management provides a fiduciary standard of care that allows us to always act in the best interest of the plan and the plan’s participants. Our retirement plan consulting services include assisting with plan governance and helping guide your investment policy statement, education statement, and investment committee charter.

Plan Administration

Once your company has identified the right plan, you still need to ensure it continues to meet the needs of your organization and your employees. As an ERISA 3(21) investment advisor, we can assist the plan sponsor in selecting an ERISA 3(38) investment manager. We partner with Buckingham Strategic Partners, an ERISA 3(38) investment manager who will work with you and assume the responsibility of selecting and monitoring plan investment options.

Buckingham will also help develop the plan’s investment policy statement and provide ongoing and continuous discretionary investment management, and we’ll help curate a comprehensive team of service providers to administer and maintain the plan on an ongoing basis. We also offer periodic reviews and evaluations of the plan’s performance.

Recordkeeping and Custodian Services

Our commitment to the ongoing success of your retirement plan extends beyond the plan selection process. Atlas Private Wealth Management also offers assistance in the selection of recordkeeping and custodian services to help plan sponsors meet ongoing needs. This includes monitoring payroll data, tracking new enrollments, reconciling plan assets, processing distributions, maintaining the call center and website for plan participants, and helping to keep plan assets secure.

Third-Party Administration Services

Once you’ve chosen the right plan for your organization and we’ve helped you implement it, we can also provide third-party support to help meet your current and ongoing needs. We can connect you with third-party administration services that offer initial and ongoing consultations regarding plan design; creation and maintenance of plan documents, amendments, summary plan descriptions and summaries of material modifications; tax filing preparation and government reporting; and conducting discrimination and compliance testing. Whatever your needs, Atlas Private Wealth Management allows you to curate a team of service providers with a commitment to excellence.

Plan Participant Benefits

We want your plan participants to prepare for retirement with confidence. Our professionally-managed portfolios are constructed based on academic research and incorporate the tenets of modern portfolio theory, capital asset pricing models, and three-factor modeling. Our portfolios also use a proprietary fund-screening process that incorporates passive, asset class investing with low portfolio turnover and low operating expenses, allowing participants greater control over their asset allocation.

Participant Education

If you want your employees to take advantage of the retirement plan you offer, it should be simple and transparent, with reasonable costs. Atlas Private Wealth Management offers education on general investment principles that can encourage increased participation, contribution rates, and attention to asset allocation among plan participants. Higher plan participation rates can help drive employee satisfaction and retention. We provide results-oriented participant education through one-on-one and group meetings to help participants understand the plan and the options available to them. We’re in this business to make a difference in people’s lives, and our ongoing support enhances the participant’s experience and encourages retirement readiness.

Important Disclosures

Atlas Private Wealth Management, LLC (“Atlas”) and Buckingham Strategic Partners, LLC (”BSP”) are SEC-registered investment advisory firms under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of either Atlas or BSP by the SEC, nor does it indicate that either of the advisors has attained a particular level of skill or ability. Atlas and BSP are affiliates in that they are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Focus Operating, LLC (which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Focus Financial Partners, LLC). The sole managing member of Focus Financial Partners, LLC is Focus Financial Partners Inc.

Any retirement planning information is for educational purposes only and is provided solely on the basis that it will not constitute investment or other advice or a recommendation relating to any person’s or plan’s investment or other decisions, and Atlas is not a fiduciary or advisor with respect to any person or plan by reason of providing the content herein.

Atlas Private Wealth Management will be with you every step of the way as you are getting started in your financial life.

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