ARLINGTON, VA, (October 1, 2012) – The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) today announced the launch of the NAPA Net web portal to inform and connect retirement plan advisors.
NAPA Net is designed to provide plan advisors with both a voice and community through which they can access and share news, commentary, interactive forums, research and webcasts. The website will feature a series of channels including regulatory compliance, practice management, service providers, social media, strategic partnerships and a variety of investment topics. Editors at NAPA Net will produce a daily e-newsletter of what is new in the 401(k) marketplace.
“Each channel represents a pillar of the retirement plan marketplace,” said Fred Barstein, NAPA Net Editor in Chief. “Retirement plan advisors will find their niche in terms of both information and networking so they can stay abreast of industry topics and trends while tending to their own practices.”
NAPA was created in 2011 as affiliate organization of ASPPA to give retirement plan advisors a voice in Washington D.C. Since its launch, NAPA has grown to more than 3,750 members and 67 Founding Partners that include financial institutions, broker dealers and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms.
“There’s been an outpouring of support from both the companies and individual advisors for this endeavor,” said Marcy L. Supovitz, NAPA president and principal of Boulay Donnelly & Supovitz Consulting Group, Inc. “The creation of a portal of this scope— specifically for plan advisors— is long overdue.”
NAPA Net will also feature a professional directory including advisors, third party administrators (TPAs), and other service providers.
For more information or to subscribe to the free daily newsletter, visit NAPA Net at www.napa-net.org.
The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is an affiliate organization of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). NAPA was created by and for retirement plan advisors with a specific purpose—to provide plan advisors with greatly needed advocacy, business intelligence and superior networking opportunities. Membership is open to all retirement plan advisors and support personnel. NAPA’s mission is to be a leader in the evolution of the national retirement system to improve transparency, effectiveness, and governance in an effort to improve the retirement outcome and security for participants. For more information, visit www.napa-advisors.org
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 10,000 retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants, and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans. ASPPA is based in Arlington, Virginia, and has 21 regional ASPPA benefits councils (ABCs) providing local retirement plan employee benefit professionals with opportunities to participate in ASPPA activities in their local communities. For more information, visit www.asppa.org
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