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Retirement Plan Sponsors

Investment advisory and fiduciary services delivered by experienced advisors for your organization.

How we can help.

We help organizations design and deliver competitive retirement benefits that put their employees in a position to successfully retire when the time comes.

As one of the largest providers of fiduciary services to retirement plan sponsors, CAPTRUST is uniquely positioned to help employers manage their 401(k), 403(b), defined benefit, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

CAPTRUST’s client list, deep bench of resources, and decades of experience working with retirement plans mean that we have the knowledge and expertise to help keep our clients’ plans competitive, engage their employees, benchmark their service providers, and assist them with fiduciary oversight.

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3(21) & 3(38) Services

Delivery of ERISA fiduciary risk management services for defined contribution retirement plans.
Asset Allocation


Diversification of an investment portfolio across a variety of investment types with different risk and return characteristics.


Periodic assessment of the competitiveness or appropriateness of fees charged by investment managers.
Individual Investors and Family


Periodic updates on retirement-plan-related issues and developments and best practices for retirement plan committee members.
Participant advice

Financial Wellness
and Advice Services

One-on-one engagement with retirement plan participants to answer their important questions about retirement saving and investing.

Glidepath Development & Monitoring

Creation and management of an age-based asset allocation strategy for retirement plan participants that becomes more conservative over time.

Investment Menu Design

Identification and structuring of appropriate investment options to be included in a defined contribution plan.
Investment Policy

Investment Policy Development & Review

Assistance with the creation and execution of documents governing selection of plan investments and their ongoing monitoring.
Risk Management

Liability-Driven Investing & Glidepath Development

Development of investment strategies designed to fund future pension plan liabilities while managing risk.
Manager Search

Manager Search & Selection

Identification of investment managers fitting a particular profile for inclusion in a retirement plan’s investment menu or endowment’s investment strategy.
Nonqualified Executive Benefits

Nonqualified Executive Benefits

Development of supplemental retirement savings plans to recruit, reward, and retain key employees.


Discretionary portfolio management that includes asset allocation, plus ongoing investment selection and monitoring for a pension plan.
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Pension Risk Transfer Consulting

Analysis and support for sponsors looking to offload pension plan risk via lump sum or annuity payments.
Retirement Plan Sponsor

Performance Reporting & Monitoring

Quarterly assessment of investment manager or portfolio returns and risk relative to peer groups and indexes.
Design Benchmark

Plan Design Benchmarking

Analysis of key defined contribution plan features that drive costs, competitiveness, and employee retention.
Financing Security

Plan Financing & Security

Analysis and advice on the costs and benefits of investments offsetting nonqualified deferred compensation plan liabilities.
Recordkeeper Search


Process oversight and assistance with identifying and selecting a retirement plan recordkeeper.