This certification is an independent recognition of a Recordkeeper or Administrator’s conformity to all Practices and criteria within the ASPPA Standard of Practice. It implies that the firm can demonstrate adherence to the industry's best practices, and is positioned to serve fiduciaries such as Investment Advisors, Investment Managers and Investment Stewards (e.g.Plan Sponsors). The program defines the following classifications of firms:
Bookkeeping for retirement plans’ trading transactions and individuals’ accounts (the major activity in recordkeeping).
Administrative functions including compliance testing against relevant pension and tax laws and filing of government reports such as Form 5500. Read more.