Improving your path to retirement success

IMPROVING 
RETIREMENT OUTCOMES

MITIGATING
FIDUCIARY LIABILITY

Partner with Gosselin Consulting Group
A specialist in retirement plan consulting
 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Fiduciary Governance


A solid plan governance foundation minimizes plan sponsor fiduciary liability




Service Provider Fees


Ensuring fees and contracts are reasonable and directly tied to services provided helps improve retirement outcomes and eliminate potential fiduciary risks




Investments


Investment managers who invest in higher quality securities (vs benchmark) can mitigate downside performance risk and outperform (long-term) at lower risk (long-term)




Plan Design


Aligning plan sponsor and participant goals improves employee engagement, morale, retention, and retirement readiness




Operations Support


Effective collaboration across multiple service providers reduces retirement committee workload and potential for errors, helps control costs, and improves the plan sponsor and participant experience





 

OUR VISION

With a nearly exclusive focus on working with Defined Contribution (“DC”) retirement plan sponsors, Gosselin Consulting

Group seeks to mitigate fiduciary liability exposure for our clients. We believe this will lead to improved plan participation

and engagement resulting in better participant retirement outcomes and overall retirement readiness. We pride ourselves

on providing each unique client with fully customized and proactive forward-thinking advice backed by comprehensive research, prudent process, sound reasoning, and extensive documentation. 

100% Independent

& Employee-owned

Documented

ERISA Fiduciary

> 23 Years of (Average)

DC Experience

100% Client Retention over 10 Years

OUR CONSULTATIVE APPROACH

As an advocate and direct extension of our clients’ retirement committees, Gosselin Consulting Group is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of (and challenges faced by) DC retirement plan sponsors. To best align our interests with those of our clients, we serve as an acknowledged and documented ERISA 3(21) or 3(38) fiduciary. We’re known as a “boutique” consulting firm, offering the full service typical of much larger organizations but with the benefits of a small firm approach and cost structure.  We collaborate with each client and create a customized approach tailored to their plan’s demographics.

Asset class structure is of equal importance to manager selection when constructing an investment menu

Managers who invest in higher quality securities (vs benchmark) can mitigate downside performance risk and outperform (long-term) at lower risk (long-term)

Solving for the many DC fiduciary investment risks helps reduce the probability of participant account impairment and mitigate fiduciary liability

 
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A SAMPLING OF OUR DC STRATEGIES & PERSPECTIVE

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Quality Matters

Choosing equity investment options for use in a Defined Contribution plan is not just about selecting the best manager in each of the plan’s asset classes - there are many competitive managers in most investment categories, yet some may not be suitable or appropriate for use in a DC plan. We believe a deciding factor behind the selection decision should be based on the quality of a portfolio’s underlying holdings.

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Focus on Fees

At Gosselin Consulting Group,

we believe an equitably distributed direct per participant fee (by use of a fixed dollar per head cost rather than percentage or basis points) is the most appropriate plan financing strategy for most plan sponsors. This approach:

  • fairly allocates recordkeeping costs across all participants

  • minimizes or eliminates participant subsidization

  • provides participants with full plan administration fee transparency

An umbrella covering your nest egg

Understanding ERISA 404(a)

The Employee Retirement

Income Security Act of 1974

requires that a Defined

Contribution plan identify one or

more named fiduciaries in the

plan document. In addition to the

named fiduciary(s), a person may

also be considered a fiduciary

based on their conduct and

authority over the plan. It’s

critical to know if you are a

fiduciary and understanding your

responsibilities are key to

reducing risk.

 

OUR TEAM

Founded in 2010 as a “boutique” consulting firm, our team averages over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. We offer a unique and blended perspective to the marketplace having worked for some of the industry’s largest recordkeeping and asset management firms while serving the dual roles of investment consultants and research analysts. We have extensive experience developing investment strategy research models and managing open investment architecture platforms for DC plan sponsors. Our experience ranges from working with plan sponsors of all sizes. Regardless of plan size and characteristics, we bring a proactive, customized, and client-first approach to each of our client relationships.

 
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For more information please contact us at:

peter.gosselin@gosselinconsultinggroup.com

Gosselin Consulting Group, LLC

25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200

Braintree, MA 02184

781-930-3301

 

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