ASPire announces 2013 National TPA Summit

By BenefitsPro

By Andy Stonehouse

ASPire Financial Services, LLC will be holding its National TPA Summit at the Disney Boardwalk hotel in Orlando, Fla. in February.

The event will run from the evening of Monday, February 4 through Wednesday, February 6 and is open to all TPA channel participants.

Coming off a year where the third party administrator space focused heavily on meeting regulatory and legislative issues, the event will highlight those industry trends that promise to further develop in the New Year and explore the resulting opportunities for TPA business growth.

The meeting will focus on three core themes which include:
  • Benefits of a true open-architecture platform as a mainstream opportunity for all plan sizes and plan types
  • Putting TPAs in control
  • Broadening TPA business opportunities to the emerging RIA channel and rapidly changing advisor channel
According to Lou Bachetti, ASPire’s head of sales and distribution, “ASPire is excited to introduce to the TPA community the only pure, open-architecture platform that is 100 percent dedicated to the TPA business model and has no competing bundled solutions.”

With a current base of approximately 150 third party administrator members, ASPire's TPA Network continues to expand. The company provides TPAs a reliable, high-quality alternative platform that complements in-house resources, provides marketplace differentiation and reinforces the reasons that advisors and plan sponsors tap TPAs for their retirement plan needs.

The event comes on the heels of ASPire's DCIO Summit this past summer that attracted nearly 100 defined contribution investment only executives interested in discussing the most pressing issues impacting the space.

“As a leading open-architecture platform that continues to grow rapidly, ASPire is committed to offering the TPA channel a robust, conflict-free, 'clean-fuel' alternative to existing providers that increasingly pose a real threat to TPAs’ long term market share growth,” said Pete Kirtland, Ppesident and founder of ASPire. “We look forward to sharing our vision on the future of the TPA space.”

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