Pensionmark® Financial Group was recognized in the MEGA TEAM segment based on more than $5B in retirement assets under advisement and more than 250 retirement plans under advisement. The PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The list is drawn solely from a set of quantitative variables and information in the survey supplied by the advisers themselves. For an adviser to be eligible for recognition in this year’s Top 100, he had to submit a completed entry to the 2015 Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, which was fielded this past September. A sub segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100.

 

Amanda Chan (Houston) and Debbie Matustik (Austin) acknowledged in the Top 50 All Star list, and Veronica Taylor (San Francisco) in the Top 50 MVP. Nominees were asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice. Those anonymized questionnaires were then reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of judges who, over the course of several weeks, selected the women honored in four separate categories: All-Stars, Captains, MVPs, and Rising Stars.

 

The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (May, 2015). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s performance in eight primary areas, including: DC plan assets under management; DC plan assets as a percentage of overall AUM; growth in DC plan AUM; growth in DC plans advised; DC plan employee participation; professional designations; experience; and compliance record. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

 

Inc. Magazine ranked Pensionmark Retirement Group No. 1122 in its thirty third annual Inc. 500/5000 list and No. 71 among the Top Financial Services Companies. This is the third consecutive year that Pensionmark has made the list. The Inc. 500/5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 

 

Pensionmark recognized as one of the Nation’s Top Retirement Plan Advisors (for multi-office teams with $5.6B-$7.5B in assets under advisement (AUA) and for multi-office teams with more than 300 plans) by PLANADVISER Magazine (January, 2014. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsors.)

 

Pensionmark Recognized as the PLANSPONSOR “Retirement Plan Adviser Multioffice Team of the Year” (PLANADVISER Magazine, September/October 2013. Nominated by industry professionals and selected by PLANADVISER committee and based on a qualitative evaluation of service levels).

 

Pensionmark ranked No. 50 among financial services firms and No. 826 overall in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list (The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million.)

 

Pensionmark named as fourth “Fastest-Growing Company” on California’s Central Coast by Pacific Coast Business Times (Pacific Coast Business Times, August 2013. Based on the quantitative evaluation of 2010, 2011, and 2012 revenues; award based on three-year percentage growth with a minimum requirement of $500,000 in revenue in 2010.)

 

Troy Hammond, Pensionmark’s President/CEO, is recognized in Pacific Cost Business Times’ “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance” List (Pacific Coast Business Times, May 2013. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a qualitative evaluation of service levels and contribution to the industry.)

 

Pensionmark named as one of the nation’s top Wealth Managers by Forbes Magazine (Pensionmark is a DBA of IFP, named to Forbes Magazine’s list of “Top 50 Wealth Managers.” List compiled by RIA Database using data as reported March 31, 2013 and selected based on total assets under management.)

 

Pensionmark President/CEO Troy Hammond named as a semi-finalist for the 2013 NAPA/ASPPA 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award (NAPA/ASPPA, February, 2013. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a qualitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from peers and colleagues in the retirement industry.)

 

Pensionmark recognized as one of the Nation’s Top Retirement Plan Advisors (for multi-office teams with $4B-$10B in AUA and for multi-office teams with more than 300 Plans) by PLANADVISER Magazine (November-December, 2012. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsors.)

 

Pensionmark recognized in Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America (August, 2012. Based on percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011).

 

Pensionmark recognized as one the Top 3 Fastest-Growing Companies on California's Central Coast by Pacific Coast Business Times (August, 2012. Based on the quantitative evaluation of 2009, 2010, and 2011 revenues with a minimum requirement of $1 million in revenue in 2009).

 

Pensionmark Relationship Manager, Krista Hauser, recognized by Pacific Coast Business Times as one of 40 up-and-coming businessmen and women under 40 years of age on California's Central Coast (September, 2012. Nominated by industry leaders and selected based on a qualitative evaluation of service levels and both professional and personal accomplishments).

 

Pensionmark Vice President of Client Relations, Devyn Duex, recognized by Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the Top 50 Women in Business (March, 2012. Selected by Pacific Coast Business Times committee and selected based on a qualitative evaluation of unique successes of women executives/owners of smaller companies or women who play key roles within women’s organizations).

 

Pensionmark recognized as one of the Nation’s Top 3 Retirement Plan Advisors (teams that provide services to over 250 plan clients) and as one the Nation’s Top 6 Retirement Plan Advisers (teams that manage over $5B in assets) by PLANADVISER Magazine (February, 2012. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsor clients).

 

Pensionmark named as a Top 10 Advisor in the 401kWire’s Mid Market and Large Market categories (February, 2012. Troy Hammond, Mike Woods respectively. Selected by 401kWire poll and committee and based on internal editorial research including, but not limited to, statistics about advisors’ practices, and input of 401(k) industry insiders).

 

Pensionmark Managing Director Rick Wedge added to the PLANADVISER Hall of Fame (July-August 2011, selected by PLANADVISER committee and based on evaluation of advisors’ success in contributions to the business including, but not limited to, increasing participation, boosting deferral rates, enhancing asset allocation, and/or providing better programs through expanded service or expense management).

 

Pensionmark team members Troy Hammond, Rick Wedge, Mike Woods, Devyn Duex and Laura Battle named to 401kWire’s list of 300 Most Influential DC Advisors for 2012 (April 2010 and March 2011, nominated by industry leaders and selected by 401kWire poll and committee. Based on input from advisors nominated and an analysis of criteria including statistics about advisors’ practices gathered directly from advisors).

 

Pensionmark named as one of the “Nation’s Top Retirement Plan Advisors” by PLANSPONSOR Magazine (Dec 2010. Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsors).

 

Pensionmark Managing Director Rick Wedge named as the “Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year” by PLANADVISER Magazine (March-April 2010, selected by PLANADVISER committee and based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsors).

 

Pensionmark President/CEO Troy Hammond nominated in the 2010 most influential people in defined contribution by the 401kwire. (March 2010, through voting process via 401kwire and based on qualitative evaluation of key players who shape future standards and expectations on which industry will rely).

 

Pensionmark named as one of the “Most Successful Retirement Plan Advisory Teams” by PLANADVISER Magazine (Dec 2009, selected by planadviser magazine poll and committee and based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsor clients).

 

Pensionmark team members Troy Hammond, President/CEO, Devyn Duex, VP Client Relations, and Mike Woods, VP of Business Development named in the nation’s 300 most influential advisors for 2010 by 401kWire (November 2009, through voting process via 401kwire. Based on input from advisors nominated and an analysis of criteria including statistics about advisors’ practices gathered directly from advisors).

 

Pensionmark named one of the “Top 5 Retirement Plan Advisor Teams” in the nation by PLANSPONSOR Magazine. (February 2009, selected by PLANSPONSOR magazine committee and based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsor clients).

 

Pensionmark President/CEO Troy Hammond named one of the 20 Rising Stars of Retirement Plan Advisory by Institutional Investor (September 2008, selected by institutional investor poll and based on evaluation of relationship and plan-building skills as well as potential to likely to be trendsetters of future; must meet criteria of managing at least $100 million in plan assets).

 

Pensionmark Honored with the MVP and WLDC Teamwork awards for Retirement Plan "Tools and Services" by National Retirement Partners (April 2008, selected by National Retirement Partners committee and based on qualitative evaluation of Pensionmark service levels and teamwork).

 

Pensionmark Managing Director Rick Wedge recognized as one of the Most Successful Retirement Plan Advisors (December 2007, selected by PLANADVISER poll and committee and based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsor clients).

 

Pensionmark President/CEO Troy Hammond named one of the “Nations Top 5 Retirement Plan Advisors by PLANSPONSOR Magazine. (December 2006, selected by PLANSPONSOR magazine committee and based on a quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from Plan Sponsor clients).