Take charge of your investment choices.
When it comes to your fiduciary responsibility, developing and maintaining a robust investment menu for every retirement plan is more important than ever before. So is having a proven process in place, a component critical to the health of the plan as well as its performance. At Capstone, we take on the role of a 3(21) co-fiduciary to help plan sponsors implement a tailored process for all of their investments. Through our proprietary methodology, we provide plan sponsors like you with a thorough analysis in order to achieve a balanced mixture of active, passive, and asset allocation strategies.
Like any good investment due diligence process, ours begins with an investment menu design and analysis. As we review managers, we strive to maintain an unbiased perspective by using an open architecture model designed to remove any conflict of interest. This philosophy leads plan sponsors to “best-in-class” money managers, regardless of the fund family. Our process incorporates both quantitative and qualitative factors as a way of measuring the relative performance, characteristics, behavior, and overall appropriateness of a fund for inclusion into a plan as an investment option.
Quarterly investment reviews: Did you know that 97% of organizations review their plan’s investments with their financial advisor annually — if not more frequently? In fact, a need for investment expertise is the main reason many companies hire a financial advisor in the first place. Case in point: 70% of sponsors report that their financial advisor’s advice is the primary catalyst for their plan alterations.
- We serve as a 3(21) or 3(38) fiduciary under ERISA through Kestra Advisory Sevices, LLC
- Investment menu design and analysis
- Model portfolio construction, rebalancing and performance reporting
- Investment manager cost analysis
- Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) consulting
- Investment monitoring:
- Proprietary Scorecard System
- Manager selection, screening and monitoring
- Investment Committee consulting