Top 25 401k Plans in the Airline Industry

BrightScope is pleased to announce the Top 25 companies in the airline industry with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. This is the fifth list in a new series where BrightScope highlights the strongest plans within leading industries across the nation. “In an industry with such a large number of employees, it is exponentially …

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BrightScope Top 30 401k Plans of 2012

Today BrightScope is pleased to announce the Top 30 401k Plans of 2012. 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 …

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BrightScope Streamlines Plan Component Ratings

Since our launch in 2009 we have seen steadily increasing usage of our ratings by sponsors, providers, advisors and the press, and have recently set new high water marks in traffic and paid subscribers across our product suite. While our BrightScope Rating system is used widely, we will continue to seek improvements that ensure the BrightScope ratings reflect the evolving …

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TIPS Funds Continue Strong DC Asset Growth

Today BrightScope’s research team is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper: TIPS Funds Continue Strong DC Asset Growth in tandem with a list of the Top 20 TIPS Funds in the retirement marketplace. The white paper looks at the top TIPS funds in the retirement marketplace and evaluates how those funds and the overall TIPS market …

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Homepage Redesign and Financial Q&A Officially Launched!

We are very excited to officially announce the launch of our much anticipated Homepage Redesign and Financial Q&A Feature!  Read on to learn more about the new functionality and how you can get involved… Our new homepage design includes two search bars: one for financial advisor search and one for retirement plan search.  As mentioned in our previous Q&A blog …

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BrightScope Top 30 401k Plans of 2011

Today BrightScope is pleased to announce the Top 30 401k Plans of 2011. 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 …

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Upcoming Q&A Launch, Homepage Redesign

We are very excited to announce some upcoming changes that will make BrightScope’s blog and website more useful for everyone.  Moving forward, our blog will take a slightly different direction.  Up until now, our postings have primarily targeted an audience comprised of financial advisors, retirement professionals, and other financial industry professionals.  We certainly plan to continue this dialogue.  There are …

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BrightScope Releases Groundbreaking Target Date Fund Study

Popping the Hood, IV Contains a Comprehensive Review of Major Target Date Fund Families SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 18, 2011) – BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, together with Target Date Analytics (www.ontargetindex.com), the leading independent provider of analysis, theory, and benchmarking of target date funds, today announced the release of Popping the Hood, …

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Financial Advisor Conduct and Disclosures

Investor advocates agree that proper disclosures about financial advisors can help investors make better-educated decisions about which advisor to work with and protect themselves against fraud. However, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation recently sponsored a national study of American adults who used a financial services provider in the last 5 years, and found that only 15% did any due diligence …

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BrightScope Advisor Pages Launch

Last Tuesday, we announced the launch of BrightScope Advisor PagesTM. With detailed data on over 430,000 advisors and 40,000 advisory firms, BrightScope Advisor PagesTM is the first comprehensive, free, easily searchable database of financial advisors. In the first week since launch journalists from USA Today, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Reuters, the Street.com, …

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