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Heffernan Retirement Services - Because You're Different - San Francisco, CA

 

800-437-0045

Blake A. Thibault

Blake A. Thibault

Managing Director

Blake Thibault is a Principal of Heffernan Financial Services. He is a member of the Firm’s Investment Policy Committee, the Corporate Retirement Review Committee and serves as primary advisor for a number of the Firm’s clients. Previous to Heffernan, Thibault worked with Morgan Stanley where he advised individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations. At Heffernan, he holds responsibility for assisting our corporate clients with plan evaluations, negotiations, implementation, investment monitoring and reviews and education.

Blake and his team was recognized by Plan Advisor Magazine(1) as the top Advisor Team in 2015. In 2016 and 2018, Thibault was named in the Financial Times(2,3) Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors. In 2017, Blake was selected by NAPA(4) for a gathering of the nation's elite plan advisors to discuss the American workers' retirement security.

Mr. Thibault is active in the retirement community serving on Defined Contribution Advisory Boards for Fidelity, ING (Voya), LPL and PIMCO. Mr. Thibault currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee for the National Association of Plan Advisors. He is also a member of The American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. Mr. Thibault holds a series 7, 66 and 31 licenses with LPL Financial.

(1)Nominated by industry professionals & selected based on quantitative evaluation of service levels & feedback from plan sponsor clients. Advisors who have attained the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional Designation receive an automatic nomination. In 2015, to be eligible to be a finalist, advisers had to meet the following minimum criteria: having a majority of business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans, serving as a fiduciary, being committed to fee-based compensation & using outcome-based metrics of plan success w/clients. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the PLANSPONSOR in exchange for inclusion in the 2015 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year. In 2015, there were 3 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year winners from 156 adviser entries. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients & is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance.

(2)The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (09/2017). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in 7 primary areas: DC plan AUM, DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, yrs of experience, advanced industry credentials, compliance record and DC plan participation rate. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401. In 2017, the FT received about 550 applications; consideration is only given to those who complete an application. Only advisors who meet a minimum set of criteria are invited to apply: manage at least $50 million in assets under management in DC plans (as of 12/31/16); & have DC plan assets account for at least 20% of total AUM. 401 advisors are selected to the list, which is about 73% of applicants.

(3)The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (09/2018). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in 6 primary areas: DC plan AUM, DC plan growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, and compliance record. Out of 678 applications; about 59% of which (401) received the award. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

(4)Selected by NAPA from eligible NAPA members & senior decision makers based on the following qualifications: firm retirement specialist or retirement industry designation; at least $100M in plan assets & 10 or more retirement plans; 2000+ plan participants; & minimum 5 years’ experience servicing retirement plans. In 2017, from a membership of 11,000 advisors, applications were received from approx. 300 advisors & about 150 were approved. The designation was based on the review of delegate applications by representatives of NAPA, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, created by & for retirement plan advisors. No fee is charged to participate. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients & is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance.