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Jul 19, 2008 2:39 pm

Hey!  I am just doing a poll to see how various 401k platforms stack up.  My wire doesn't have some of the bigger names like Principal, Great-West, and many others.  Can you list off the providers you have and give a ballpark number of total providers to choose from?

 
If you don't have a provider available in your platform, it it pretty easy to get Rayjay, LPL or others to get a selling agreement setup? 
Aug 8, 2008 8:39 pm

Take a look at WisdomTree 401(k). You get wisdom tree etfs and you can add other etfs and mutual funds.

Aug 16, 2008 12:42 am

I'll second Akkula's question... Principal seems to have big marketshare in small plans, $1-$5mm.  Any indies (especially LPL) have experience taking over these plans in two steps...

1) sign on a broker of record in Principal plan, then
2) upgrade to another plan providers platform?  
Aug 16, 2008 9:33 am

I like Oppenheimer and Lord Abbett for small, inexpensive plans, American and Hartford for big plans, Fidelity if the client is blinded by "free" plans and their name (you know what I mean).



John Hancock and Hartford are very good if you need a big plan with all the bells and whistles.