Broker Check
Client Centered

The selection of an investment consultant or recordkeeper can be a formidable task.  Having the right guidance can have one of the largest impacts on outcomes.  Let Williams Group be your advocate. Our knowledge of the industry's most competitive relationships ensure you see the most appropriate candidates.  In addition to saving you time and money, we add value to your search process with decades of experience. “A fiduciary is defined as someone acting in a position of trust on behalf of, or for the benefit of, another party, to manage and protect money. The relationship wherein one person has an obligation to act for another’s benefit.”

Services

Investment Advisor Search

Investment Advisor / OCIO Search

If your organization is searching for an Investment Consultant/Advisor or Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) then we can help. Investment Consultant consolidation is happening rapidly in the marketplace, aggregation is growing business model with no standardization - it's like the Wild West. Instead of working with industry produced Investment Adviser and OCIO ranking shortlists, Williams Group independently searches which both CIO firms to invite for every RFP. With Williams Group, your search is assured to be on target and fees paid are fair.

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Scope of Service
  • Historic performance review
  • Review committee processes and procedures
  • Investment Policy Statement review
  • Committee Charter draft / revise / maintain
  • Other applicable governance
  • Develop search criteria requirements
  • Preliminary screening of source finalists
  • Draft and distribute RFP
  • Evaluate RFP grade and summarize responses
  • Conduct qualitative analysis
  • Conduct interviews with references
  • Review RFP results with committee
  • Prepare and facilitate finalist meetings
  • Compilation report
  • Implementation oversight

Recordkeeping

Recordkeeper Search

Looking for a new recodkeeper / platform for the 401(k), 403b, or pension plan? In a sea of similar looking brochures, differences in provider capabilities, fee structures, service models, and even ethics can vary greatly. Our record keeping and custodian RFP services save our clients time and their beneficiaries money.

Additional Search Services

  • ESOP Administration & Trustees
  • Actuaries
  • ERISA Counsel
  • Health and Welfare
  • Trust and Custody Services
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Scope of Service
  • Comprehensive client profile
  • Review committee processes and procedures
  • Committee charter draft / revise / maintain
  • Develop search criteria and requirements
  • Preliminary screening of source finalists
  • Draft and distribute RFP
  • Evaluate RFP and score responses
  • Review RFP results with committee
  • Prepare and facilitate finalist meetings
  • Compilation report
  • Implementation oversight

Retirement Program & Governance Assessment

Retirement Program & Governance Assessment

Our holistic examination will evaluate all governments protocols and existing covered service provider arrangements. Result will be that your process and existing team of service providers will be validated, improved, or suggested for replacement. Lastly, this process will leave your fiduciaries with an updated education on how to comply with current regulations as well as to strive for best industry practices.

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Areas of Coverage
  • Committee formation and process review
  • Investment policy, committee charter, and governance
  • Plan document review
  • Review of current vendor service agreements
  • Performance analysis and benchmarking of current vendors
  • Timelines of contribution compliance
  • 406(b) compliance (prohibited transaction rules)
  • Appointing fiduciary oversight compliance