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Top 25 Portland Area Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Today we announce the ranking of Portland, Oregon companies with the highest rated 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “Top rated companies in Portland are exceeding expectations when it comes to improving employee retirement plan offerings,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “The most progressive employers realize that people are increasingly interested in being better …

403(b) Plans Offer Diverse Array of Investment Options

BrightScope/ICI Study Also Finds Total Costs of 403(b) Plans Decreased from 2009 to 2012 Employees of educational institutions and other nonprofit employers who participate in 403(b) plans enjoy many investment options in their plans, according to a research study by BrightScope and the Investment Company Institute released today. The new study, “The BrightScope/ICI Defined Contribution Plan Profile: A Close Look at …

Fund Pages by BrightScope

Introducing Fund Pages

A free and simple research tool for mutual funds:  BrightScope.com/Fund-Pages BrightScope has already helped thousands review and compare 401(k) options.  Now we’re excited to expand our mission of increasing transparency in financial services to include mutual funds and ETFs.  Fund Pages provides individual investors and financial professionals with deep insights which were previously expensive or hard to find. Funds at a glance With Fund Pages …

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Top 25 Charlotte Area Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Today we’re announcing our ranking of Charlotte area companies with the highest rated 401k plans containing more than $50 million in assets. “Businesses in Charlotte have some of the best vesting schedules we’ve seen in over a year, and the top ten alone offer immediate vesting for employee plans,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “North Carolina companies are working …

Latest Trends in Target Date Funds

Today we announce recent findings in target date funds (TDFs) as a result of our examination of the lowest cost institutional share class for all target date funds through February 2015. This includes 59 target date series, composed of 561 distinct target date funds from 40 different asset managers. Moving away from a broken model   In the past year, we’ve seen greats …

Top 25 Washington

Top 25 Washington, D.C. Area Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Today we announce the ranking of Washington, D.C. area companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “Companies in the greater D.C. area are exceeding expectations when it comes to improving employee offerings,” said Brooks Herman, Head of Data & Research at BrightScope. “Like many businesses around the country, the most progressive employers realize that people …

Top 25 Detroit

Top 25 Detriot Area Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Visteon snags top spot for second year running; Four new companies join the list Today we announce the ranking of Detroit area companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. “It’s great to see Detroit companies stepping up to improve their offerings, with overall plan ratings and company generosity increasing from last year,” said Brooks Herman, …

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Most Generous U.S. Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Today we announce our second annual list of the 30 Most Generous Companies ranked by their 401k plans, showcasing companies that are placing an emphasis on helping employees prepare for their financial futures. BrightScope determined a company’s generosity by examining the vesting schedule, eligibility periods and all contributions to the plan made by the company for the sole benefit of the …

Top 25 Atlanta

Top 25 Atlanta Area-Based Companies with the Best 401k Plans

Today we announced the fourth list of Atlanta area companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $50 million in assets.  Noteworthy findings in the 2015 Top 25 Atlanta Area 401k Plans list include: Staying on top: AXIS Specialty U.S. Services continues the winning streak with a fourth straight year of claiming the No. 1 spot on this …

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Top Social Influencers in the US

We are proud to announce an updated list of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors. The Rank considers several individually weighted data points around an advisor’s Twitter profile and Blog, such as Followers, Tweet activity, and Moz Page Authority. BrightScope components also make up a small portion of the overall rank. For advisors who have not yet taken advantage …