Derenig Kostikian

Derenig Kostikian is a business development consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since February 2014, he provides a broad spectrum of consultative services to help advisors grow their retirement plan business. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations and the CFP® and CPFA designations. Derenig graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in business management and a concentration in finance.

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Recent Posts

What You Need to Know About Retirement Plan Auto Features

Would Fee-Based Retirement Plan Business Work for You?

What You Need to Know About Retirement Plan Auto Features

Posted by Derenig Kostikian

July 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Today’s workforce relies primarily on defined contribution plans as a means for saving for retirement. Although employee contribution rates and account balances are up, participants tend to defer only enough to receive their company match—and that might not be a high enough savings rate to meet their retirement income goals.

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Topics: Retirement Consulting

Would Fee-Based Retirement Plan Business Work for You?

Posted by Derenig Kostikian

January 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM

The past few years have brought a shift toward fee-based retirement plan business, fueled in part by the Department of Labor’s Conflict of Interest Rule. As a result, some advisors have decided to accept some fiduciary responsibility and charge a fee to manage qualified plans—with the goal of remaining competitive in the retirement plan space.

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Topics: Retirement Consulting

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