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John K. Palladino, MBA, AIF®, CRPS® of 401(k) & 403(b) Fiduciary Advisors, Inc. Named to 2020 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers

SAN MATEO, Calif. (October 22, 2020) – 401(k) & 403(b) Fiduciary Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce that John K. Palladino, MBA, AIF®, CRPS®, Managing Director and Investment Advisor Representative, has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans across the U.S.

This is the sixth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. Ignites Research provides business intelligence on investment management. This is also the third time Mr. Palladino has been named to this prestigious list.

Financial advisers from across the U.S. applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria:

  1. DC assets under advisement (AUA)
  2. DC AUA growth rate
  3. Specialization in DC plans
  4. Years of experience
  5. Advanced industry credentials
  6. Compliance record

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

The final FT 401 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers. The median DC plan assets administered by this year’s group is $800 million. These are true specialists as DC plans on average account for 86% of total client assets. The FT 401 advisers represent 41 states and Washington, D.C.

The FT 401 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers developed by the FT in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).

About 401(k) & 403(b) Fiduciary Advisors, Inc.

401(k) & 403(b) Fiduciary Advisors is an independent qualified retirement plan consulting company whose services help protect plan fiduciaries from personal and corporate financial liability, while enhancing investment opportunities for plan participants. The firm provides fiduciary and investment guidance for institutional plan sponsors of 401(k), 403(b) and 457 defined contribution plans. The sole business focus is retirement plan consulting. As a prudent expert, we strive to provide objective and unbiased advice to trustees, administrators and fiduciaries of IRS qualified retirement plans. Learn more at

2020 FT 401 Top Retirement Advisors report via @financialtimes

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