Shaffer Capital helps businesses create and run world-class retirement plans, and we help their employees save and grow their funds for a secure retirement. We provide our services in a true fiduciary framework that frees you to focus more on your business and worry less about your retirement plan.
A Full Solution Provider
Shaffer Capital works hand-in-hand with our specialist partners to deliver seamless retirement-plan design and service.
- Platform Aggregator - Single Point of Contact
- Plan-Level 3(38) Fiduciary Investment Manager
- Participant-Level Fiduciary Investment Advice
- Participant Education and Enrollment
- Record Keeper
- Technology Backbone
- Easy, 365-day access to retirement plan details, forms, reports and fees
Charles Schwab Bank or TD Ameritrade Trust
- Holding and Safekeeping of Plan Assets
- Open architecture providing access to an array of investment options
- Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts
- Third Party Administrator
- Customized Plan Design and Administration
- Compliance Testing & 5500 Filing
A Fiduciary Investment Manager
Shaffer Capital serves as a 3(38) Fiduciary Investment Manager under ERISA.
As such, we take on discretion over the plan assets, as well as authority to select investment options and decide if and when to make changes to those options. We assume legal responsibility for our decisions, allowing plan sponsors to mitigate their own fiduciary risk.
Under the law, we can do this because we’re a true fiduciary advisor, not a brokerage firm. Brokers can only serve as 3(21) investment advisors, a less stringent fiduciary standard. Importantly, they can charge commissions for selling financial products, which in our view creates a serious conflict of interest.
Committed to Your Employees’ Success
For your employees to meet their financial goals, education and information are pivotal. We support them in a multiplicity of ways.
- Group enrollment meetings: on-site and/or virtual
- Financial education seminars: on-site and/or virtual
- One-on-one participant meetings: on-site and/or virtual
- Unlimited phone support for all plan participants and plan sponsor representatives:
- Investment election changes
- Employee deferral changes
- Loan/Distribution requests
- Financial/Investment/Retirement planning questions
- General “How-to” system questions
The typical retirement-services firm treats participants like account numbers. We see them—and serve them—as our clients. And we measure our success by their success.