Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors in the US (2013)

We are thrilled to publish the inaugural list of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors in the United States, as ranked by BrightScope’s Social Influence Rank. “It has been reported that nearly half of investors would like to interact with advisors online but they cannot find them. Social media has become a required communication tool and BrightScope wants to …

Top 25 Detroit Area-Based 401(k) Plans (2014)

We are pleased to announce our 2014 list of the Top 25 companies in the Detroit area with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “The ratings of the top plans in Detroit show there are many employers in the area offering quality 401k plans despite the economic challenges faced by many in the region,” …

Top 401(k) Plans in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

We are pleased to share our 2014 list of the Top 25 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “In the past four years, there has been a strong increase in the quality of Top 401k Plans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said Dan Weeks, Co-Founder of BrightScope. …

BrightScope Top 30 401k Plans of 2013

Today BrightScope is pleased to announce the Top 30 401k Plans of 2013. BrightScope’s Top 30 list comprises large 401k plans with high overall quality, as measured by the BrightScope Rating. The BrightScope Rating measures how effective a 401k plan is at getting its participants to retirement. More details about the BrightScope Rating can be obtained in the FAQ section of the …

Top 401(k) Plans in Seattle- 2013

We are pleased to share our 2013 list of the Top 25 companies in the Seattle area with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “Cities like Seattle are always interesting to observe over time,” said Dan Weeks, Co-Founder of BrightScope. “While the city is home to some heavy-hitting companies, there are always new and …

Top Small-Cap Funds in America’s 401k Plans (2013)

We are pleased to announce the 2013 list of the Top 12 Small-Cap Funds for the 401k and defined contribution industry. “Small-cap funds are a great way to diversify an investor’s portfolio,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “Traditionally, small-caps are considered more risky but have a higher expected return. The funds in this list have …

Top 401(k) Plans in Cincinnati – 2013

Our 2013 list of the Top 25 401(k) plans (containing more than $100 million in assets) in the Cincinnati area is now available! Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, ABX Air,  and Teradata Corporation claim the top spots. “As one of the most powerful and popular retirement savings vehicles, the efficiency of 401k plans is increasingly important because most Americans rely heavily on them …

Top International Stock Funds in DC Marketplace (2013)

We are pleased to announce the 2013 list of the Top 20 International Stock Funds in the defined contribution industry. “Maintaining diversification is essential to the health of any portfolio,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “Traditionally, international equities offer returns that are less correlated with domestic equities, which improves the risk/return profile of a portfolio.” …

Top 401(k) Plans in Boston – 2013

Our 2013 list of the Top 25 401(k) plans (containing more than $100 million in assets) in the Boston area is now available! Wellington Management Company maintains the top spot for the third year in a row, while several first-timers are welcomed to the list. “It’s great to see that most of the companies that were on the Boston list in 2012 …

Top Commodities Funds in America’s 401k Plans – 2013

We are pleased to share our 2013 list of the Top 20 Commodities Fund Distribution List for 401k and defined contribution industry. “Commodities continue to emerge and evolve in the 401k marketplace,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “Historically, their returns are less correlated with traditional asset classes like equities and bonds, and plan participants are …