Retirement Plan Advisory

MFA’s Retirement Plan Advisory Practice serves the needs of retirement plan sponsors and their employees specifically by acting as a 3(38) investment manager. By serving you in this capacity, we take responsibility for investment decisions, help you streamline operational efficiencies and ease the administrative burden associated with managing your plan.

By engaging MFA as your 3(38) investment manager, our team of experienced professionals takes ownership of investment decisions and applies a thoughtful and active approach to the creation of a line-up that helps benefit your plan participants. We carefully select and continually monitor a unique and focused set of investments that have undergone rigorous vetting, including a thoughtful and proactive due diligence, vetting and oversight process.


3(38) Investment Management Services
Serving as a 3(38) investment manager, MFA applies a thoughtful and active approach to the creation of an investment line-up that is designed to help generate wealth for your plan participants.
Guiding You
We offer ongoing advice and guidance to help you successfully navigate the complexities of plan design and ensure you understand the full scope of your fiduciary responsibilities.

Our experienced team helps you streamline operational efficiencies and ease the administrative burden associated with managing your plan.

As a 3(38) investment manager, we assume responsibility for investment decisions.
Plan sponsor has an experienced and accountable team helping to manage the plan and mitigate their fiduciary risk.
Guiding Your Plan
We initiate a candid discovery process focused on understanding the current state of your plan along with your organization’s short and long-term goals.

We take ownership over investment decisions and seek to provide a unique and thoughtful line-up that focuses on delivering solid risk-adjusted returns.

We apply ongoing oversight, benchmarking and advanced data analytics to continually optimize your plan.
Plan sponsor has a team of expert advisors continuously monitoring the plan’s performance.
Guiding Your Participants
We help your plan participants understand and guide them in taking full advantage of the benefits afforded to them.

We work closely with you and your recordkeeper to construct a customized education strategy and curriculum model for plan participants.

We provide you with systematic feedback throughout the year in an effort to increase participation, improve the employee experience and drive participants’ retirement readiness.
Plan sponsor has an experienced partner on its team helping employees prepare for retirement.


Whitepaper: Understanding 3(38) Investment Management

When it comes to your company’s Retirement Plan, you aren’t expected to manage it all on your own. In fact, there are many benefits to working with a 3(38) Investment Manager (who takes on your fiduciary risk) versus a 3(21) Investment Advisor (who acts as a co-fiduciary).

Learn more about the differences between 3(21) and 3(38) advisors and determine which one works best for your organization.

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We can work with retirement plan sponsors to help design and/or manage their investment portfolio.

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