The Growing Opportunity for Independent Participant Advice

The 403(b) marketplace is expansive and highly segmented, with significant opportunities in higher education, public education (K-12) and health care. Recent regulatory reforms are continuing to impact plan operations. New product and servicing solutions are flourishing. Large employers, including state-wide consortiums, are looking for new and comprehensive solutions to deliver both cost-conscious investment vehicles and participant service. The largest providers in the industry are embracing independent advisors as distribution partners. This session will explore the role of independent advice and RIA platform integration for active managed solutions in this dynamic and evolving marketplace.


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Amy Simonson
Vice President, Finance & Operations
Verity Asset Management | Verity Investments, Inc.

Amy Simonson is co-founder and head of operations of Verity Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser in Durham, NC. Since 1996 she has guided the firm as it has evolved and expanded in scope from a local independent BD/RIA to an investment management platform with a national adviser network. Since 2005, Verity has been providing discretionary account management solutions to retirement plan participants in the higher education and tax-exempt markets. Amy graduated from Rice University with a BA in Political Science & Economics. She holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) Designation, awarded by the Katz School of Business and the Center for Fiduciary Studies and FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, 22, 52, 26, 28, 39 and 53.

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