OneAmerica® Offers CIT Website to Ease Research Burden for Advisors
Unique online resource offered by Broadridge designed for financial professionalsIndianapolis, January 31, 2019
OneAmerica® is closing the information gap for retirement plan advisors who are considering collective investment trusts (CITs) as a potential investment option for retirement plan clients by unveiling a new website, created in collaboration with Broadridge Advisor Solutions, that offers an online repository of CIT product information.
CITs are popular due to their flexibility and cost effectiveness, but a disadvantage that exists is the inability to quickly and easily find information about the funds and important documents such as a declaration of trust. This new online portal provides quick and easy access to these types of information on-demand.
“Time is money, and we’re eliminating a hassle so advisors can identify what makes the most financial sense for their clients, including CITs, which are quickly becoming popular in small and large retirement plans,” said Terry Burns, assistant vice president of products and investments at OneAmerica. “The website is a testament to our service-focused philosophy. We believe our effort is market-leading in proactively providing information on CITs.”
The website is: OneAmerica.com/CIThub
Broadridge is a global provider of investor communications, technology-driven solutions, as well as data and analytics to the financial services industry.
CITs are attractive to some plan advisors because the overhead associated with compliance and regulation isn’t as time-consuming as traditional mutual funds, therefore making them a cost-effective option for plans. CITs have evolved over time and many of them are clones of traditional mutual funds — offering the same investment management team, investment composition and similar returns.
“By eliminating the burden of having to conduct independent research, the CIT website is just another example of how our growing company is evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients,” said Sandy McCarthy, president of OneAmerica Retirement Services. “The launch of the website is also our way of reinforcing to the industry our longstanding support of CITs as a viable option for retirement plans of all sizes, not just larger ones.”
OneAmerica provides award-winning administrative and participant services in support of nearly 12,000 plans with over $63 billion in retirement plan assets under administration. A nationwide network of regional sales directors work with a diverse mix of advisors and advisor firms covering a range of organizations with plan-participant assets.
OneAmerica® is the marketing name for the companies of OneAmerica.
Products issued and underwritten by American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL), a OneAmerica company. Administrative and recordkeeping services provided by McCready and Keene, Inc. or OneAmerica Retirement Services LLC, companies of OneAmerica which are not broker/dealers or investment advisors. Provided content is for overview and informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be relied upon as individualized tax, legal, fiduciary, or investment advice. Broadridge is not an affiliate of any OneAmerica company.
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