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Tony Backert Named to 2016 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers

The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.

Hilliard Lyons is pleased to announce that Tony Backert, a Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant in its Hurstbourne office in Louisville, has been named to the 2016 edition of the Financial Times “401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers.” The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.

This is the second annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, an FT subsidiary that provides business intelligence on asset management. This is also the second time Mr. Backert was named to this prestigious list – the only professional in Kentucky to be named in either 2015 or 2016.  

Financial advisers from across the broker-dealer and RIA channels who met a set minimum of requirements applied for consideration. The applicants were then graded on seven criteria:

  1. DC assets under management
  2. DC AUM growth rate
  3. Specialization in DC plans
  4. Years of experience
  5. DC plan participation rate
  6. Advanced industry credentials
  7. Compliance record.

Neither advisors nor their firms pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

 

Once again, the final FT 401 represents a cohort of elite advisers: The “average” adviser in this year’s FT 401 has 18 years of experience advising DC plans and manages $950 million in DC plan assets. The FT 401 advisers hail from 41 states and Washington, D.C., and DC plans on average account for 74% of their assets under management.

To access the full, 12-page special report, including the list of FT 401 advisors, please click here.