Handler Investment Consulting Group of Raymond James
Our Firm in the Press

The PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers

Forbes Magazine
Helping Plan Participants Retire With Dignity

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We customize our approach for each institution we serve

Our focus on customization stems from our belief and experience that no two institutional clients are exactly alike in their needs, objectives and circumstances. We begin by helping you define the objectives, goals and parameters through the development of an Investment Policy Statement.

This statement is the foundation for how an investment program is expected to operate, providing clear risk and return objectives, performance evaluation standards, and any portfolio constraints that must be considered. We believe proper development and review of the policy are keys to the success of an investment strategy.

Once a plan is established, we employ an extensive monitoring program that scrutinizes investment returns, asset allocation and expenses to help ensure that all aspects of your plan are performing according to design.

Important steps we follow include:

  • We make investment recommendations for the board’s approval.
  • We prepare a watch list of investments for clients to review.
  • We notify vendors of any changes so they can replace or delete investments on their platform, then let participants know when any changes are made.
  • We conduct educational meetings for plan participants and quarterly investment reviews for plan sponsors.
  • Gary Handler acts as a 3(21) fiduciary and in certain relationships, may act as a 3(38) fiduciary.

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The PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers is an annual listing of the retirement plan advisers and adviser teams that stand out in the industry in terms of a series of quantitative measures such as qualified plan assets under advisement (AUA) as well as the number of plans under advisement. We also call attention to those who have more than 20% of their practice focused on 403(b) plans, 457 plans, defined benefit (DB) plans or nonqualified plans.

Individuals had to have 65 or more plans or at least $500 million in AUA; teams needed to advise at least $1.5 billion in assets or a minimum of 125 plans; and multi-office teams needed to oversee $2.5 billion in plan assets or 200 or more plans.

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