Thomas Crutchfield, CFP, AIF, PPC, CPFA

Thomas Crutchfield is manager of business development consulting at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since April 2012, he manages Commonwealth's Retirement Plan Consulting team, which provides on-demand expertise and strategic business support for all Commonwealth advisors. Thomas also plays a key role in the overall advancement of Commonwealth's core retirement business through strategic business planning and collaboration with service provider firms. Thomas graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He holds the CFP®, AIF®, PPC®, and CPFA designations.

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Finding the Right Retirement Plan Recordkeeper for Your Client

Finding the Right Retirement Plan Recordkeeper for Your Client

Posted by Thomas Crutchfield, CFP, AIF, PPC, CPFA

July 18, 2018 at 1:30 PM

It’s a common misconception that all retirement plan recordkeepers are the same. But in my view, each provider has differentiating strengths to consider. If you choose a recordkeeper without taking into account all of the interested parties, you may end up with a recordkeeper who doesn’t meet the needs of the plan participants, the third-party administrator (TPA), or your practice—which is ultimately not the best choice for your client, either.

Set your client up for success from the start with this four-step process for finding the right retirement plan recordkeeper.

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Topics: Retirement Consulting

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