with a retirement plan solution from a fiduciary you can trust
Attract and retain talent. Harness the right expertise while you stay focused on engineering. Leverage economies of scale. Reduce fidicuary risk. Gain a competitive advantage with a best-in-class retirement plan you can’t get from any source but the ACEC Retirement Trust.
You reap the benefits, we do all the rest
Empower your people to take control of their financial future. Mitigate fiduciary risk. Offer the best and outsource the rest with our all-inclusive solution.
FIDUCIARY AND LEGAL
Greater fiduciary protection. Deep ERISA compliance resources. Fully compliant 404c platform. Proactive changes when regulations shift. Expert legal counsel included.
Cost effective administration and record keeping. Frequent and detailed review and reporting without tying up your internal resources. Decrease internal plan meetings!
Quality investments at low fee typically unavailable to individual firms. Ongoing investment monitoring. 94% of investments have performed at or above peer group*.
Comprehensive Financial Wellness Program. Easy to use website. Online education, interactive planning/budgeting tools and plan management. Call center. Webinars.
The ACEC RT advantage:
Exponential purchasing power and expertise
Gain from our strength in numbers, 260+ participating firms, and 16,000+ participants. We have the purchasing power to give you access to unparalleled plan expertise and quality at a significant cost savings. Example: firms with 25 participants can save up to $12,000 per year. With 50 employees, save up to $21,250.
No other plan is more complete. Most don’t offer services that include expert legal counsel, investment advisory, financial wellness, and administration/recordkeeping.
“The fiduciary process observed and the fiduciary protection provided by the Trust to its participating plans is almost incapable of replication in the stand alone plan environment.”Erin Turley, PartnerMcDermott, Will & Emery LLP
“AEI has been utilizing the ACEC RT since we first introduced the 401k/PS plan to our staff many, many years ago. Through this time, we have witnessed many enhancements, improvements and positive changes to the RT as a whole—not to mention the fact that our fees have actually declined as well.”Ben T. Quinn, Jr., PE, PresidentAmerican Engineers, Inc.
“Our firm has been very happy with the ACEC RT. We appreciate the Trust’s diligence in keeping a close watch on all the funds in the line-up making sure they meet the benchmarks. We like that the Form 5500 is prepared at no cost. Lastly, the low expense cost is a plus! We recommend the ACEC RT to all engineering firms considering a switch from their current plan.”Consulting Engineers & Land SurveyorsJacobson-Westergard & Associates, Inc.
“The ACEC Retirement Trust has offered big savings for participating member firms and their employees. The Trust has very good fund selection, lower fees for fund management, and educational financial literacy programs for participants. ACEC Colorado encourages all of our members to take advantage of the savings and benefits of the ACEC Retirement Trust.”Anne Footle, Membership & Communication DirectorAmerican Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado
“We have been using the ACEC RT for a number of years. As a smaller firm, we appreciate the 'buying power' that being part of the Trust gives us. As an added bonus, the Trust provides an added level of fiduciary protection not usually available without significant extra cost.”Jean SheetsFox Engineering
“We have been in the ACEC RT for many years. The ACEC RT makes the management of our 401(k) much less onerous and less expensive than other options, and it also gives our participants broad access to more investment alternatives and features than a smaller plan like ours could otherwise access--and we get all of that for very reasonable fees.”Gregg Ten EyckLeonard Rice Engineers
“Every couple years, I research other programs. It’s easy to do – I receive constant sales calls and emails. ACEC RT continues to be the least expensive, best implemented and the easiest administration for our firm and our employees. The reasons we continue, for over 20 years, to offer ACEC RT’s retirement program to our employees have multiplied.”Grace Blackburn, CEOBlackburn Consulting