NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliant Retirement Consulting, a division of Alliant Insurance Services, has announced that Senior Vice President John Cunningham has been named one of the nation’s top 401 retirement advisers in 2016 by the Financial Times (FT). The prestigious FT 401 list recognizes the top financial advisers from across the U.S. specializing in defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.
“John has gained a high level of success managing DC retirement plans by working closely with clients, analyzing their unique challenges, and delivering sound financial solutions that stand the test of time,” said Kevin Overbey, Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Alliant Employee Benefits. “His powerful combination of service, analysis, and vision has been instrumental to him earning this high distinction.”
The FT 401 is comprised of elite advisers from 41 states. Honorees in this year’s list averaged 18 years of experience advising DC plans and $950 million in DC plan assets under management. DC plans on average accounted for 74 percent of total assets under management.
Financial advisers from across the broker-dealer and RIA channels applied for consideration, with the applicants graded on seven criteria:
- DC assets under management
- Growth rate in DC plan business
- Specialization in DC business
- Years of experience advising DC plans
- Industry certifications
- Participation rate in DC plans advised
- Compliance record
Currently in its second year, the FT 401 list is produced independently by the FT in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the publication that provides business intelligence on asset management.
Alliant Retirement Consulting is continuing an award-winning run of success in 2016. In April, the division joined some of the industry’s leading retirement advisers and teams on the prestigious PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list. Alliant Retirement Consulting was recognized among teams with more than $5 billion and 250 retirement plans under advisement. (Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from plan sponsor clients. Advisers who have attained the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional Designation receive an automatic nomination.)
About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at www.alliant.com.
John A. Cunningham is an Investment Advisor representative offering securities and advisory services through Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. Some investment advisory services offered through Vicus Capital, Inc., a federally registered investment advisor. Alliant, Vicus Capital, and Cetera Advisor Networks are separate non-affiliated entities.
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Recognition from rating services or publications is no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly rated advisor does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance of results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluations.