OneGroup Retirement Advisors Retirement Plan Services:

3(38) Investment Manager operating in the committee’s investment framework, while making prudent investment selection decision on behalf of the plan
ERISA 3(38) Services include:

  • State in writing fiduciary status
  • Drafts IPS and must follow it to build fund menu
  • Builds fund lineup
  • Monitors fund lineup
  • Makes fund changes to lineup with discretion
  • Determines mapping strategies
  • Provides documentation

3(21) Co-Fiduciary investment review and monitoring to help ensure funds meet risk tolerance needs and provide asset class coverage to participants


ERISA 3(21) advisor:

  • State in writing fiduciary status
  • Follows IPS to build an approved fund menu
  • Provides a list of approved funds
  • Assist with monitoring of approved fund menu
  • Makes recommendations for charges to approved fund menu
  • Recommends mapping guidelines
  • Provides documentation


Full-Scope Retirement Plan Consulting Services include:

  • Plan Sponsor support in plan governance, design, and relevant regulatory developments
  • Assist in the preparation and review of a well-defined Investment Policy Statement
  • Fund monitoring, due diligence and fund analysis including expense review and optimization of share class
  • Employee group education on participant benefits, economic overviews and the principles of investing
  • One-on-one participant enrollment and review meetings to enhance understanding of investment diversification and retirement planning
  • Risk/reward, investment horizon and individual asset allocation assistance
  • Drive employee loyalty and retention through better understanding of benefits provided
  • Cost containment support through record-keeper and custodian reviews, benchmarking and price comparisons


Participant Level Services

  • Dedicated Education Specialist
  • Holistic Financial Wellness Program
  • Group Education Workshops and Seminars
  • One-Site and One-on-One Account Reviews
  • Ongoing Web-conferencing via Zoom Cloud Platform
  • Market and Economic Presentations with Industry Partners
  • Video Recordings with Timely Updates
  • Timely Content Viewable on Social Media Platforms

What Goes Into Pricing a Retirement Plan?

How do you compare the services and complex pricing proposals from different providers? A simple equation to remember...

A + B + C + D = FEE

A - Plan Documents and Third Party Administration Fees

B - Investment Expenses 

C - Recordkeeping and Platform Fees

D - Plan Advisory Fees






*For the third year in a row, OneGroup Retirement Advisors has been named one of The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top DC (defined contribution) Advisor Teams. This year’s list, which focuses on teams with at least $100 million in AUA, represents more than $1 trillion in DC assets under advisement.  Significantly, those teams include more than 1500 advisors – and many more support personnel – working to help Americans prepare for a financially satisfying retirement in 40 states and Puerto Rico. 

*Mike Tisdell received individual recognition by being named to NAPA’s list of Top Advisors under 40.  The list is compiled based on nominations provided by NAPA Broker-Dealer/RIA Firm Partners. Nominations are vetted by a panel of senior advisor industry experts and evaluated based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. The individual named is widely regarded as future a leader within the retirement plan advisor industry. ​