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LEAVE A LEGACY.

Ivory Hill is a fee-only fiduciary financial advisory firm specializing in holistic retirement plans and private wealth management to forward-thinking organizations and individuals.

We are dedicated to creating opportunities for our clients to

leave their own legacy. 

RETIREMENT PLANS

We offer the experience and sophistication of a large, institutional firm, with a level of attention and client service only an independent, locally owned firm can provide.

 

We help employers by helping them navigate the complex regulatory and oversight requirements.

 

We also help employees best utilize their retirement programs by providing interactive and targeted education and advisory services. We provide full fiduciary advisory services to company and organization retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), defined benefit, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. 

INVESTMENT SELECTION & MONITORING

Market volatility makes it essential for retirement plan sponsors and fiduciaries to develop and maintain written investment due diligence procedures and supporting documentation. We work with you to help develop and maintain the plan’s investment strategy, which is then detailed in an investment policy statement.

Services Provided:

We provide a comprehensive investment analysis by utilizing some of the most robust investment analytics available. Each investment is evaluated by more than a dozen different and objective analytical measurements.

Performing this analysis on a regular basis is essential to documenting compliance with Department of Labor guidelines and minimizing exposure to fiduciary liability.

 

The Ivory Hill Advantage 

 

Additional ways we bring value to this area include:

Customized Investment Policy Statement

ERISA 3(38) Investment Management

Customized Model Portfolios

Qualified Default Investment Alternative Selection

Access to high quality CITs/CIFs

Professional Investment Management Strategies 

PARTICIPANT EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION

An employee benefit plan is… an employee benefit! Pertinent employee communication services are part of our service model…

Services Provided:

  • Pre-enrollment memos, posters and announcements

  • On-site group enrollment meetings

  • On-site individual enrollment meetings

  • On-site group investment education meetings

  • Targeted, personalized communications

  • Personalized gap analysis statements

  • Online access to account information

  • Dedicated customer service team to respond to participant account inquiries

The Ivory Hill Advantage 

 

Additional ways we bring value to this area include:

One-on-one meetings

Live webinars and pre-recorded videos for participants

Participant Education Policy Statement

Customized videos to send to participants

Retirement workshops for pre-retirees

ESOP diversification strategies

Participant education library

FIDUCIARY GOVERNANCE

For plan sponsors, the role of plan fiduciary is in addition to your regular role at the company. And while there are no pre-requisites for those appointed to help manage a plan, there are rules imposed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) on HOW you manage your plan.  We help you meet these obligations.

Services Provided:

  • Identifying Plan Goals and Objectives

  • Investment Committee Formation Assistance and Education

  • Investment Selection and Monitoring as the prudent expert

  • Provider Benchmarking & Reviews

  • Expense Documentation & Analysis

  • Following Participant Communication Guidelines

  • RISA 404(c) Compliance Assistance

  • Following Plan Documents

The Ivory Hill Advantage 

 

Additional ways we bring value to this area include:

10 step investment committee formalization process

Fiduciary Training to help you understand your responsibilities under ERISA

Six step plan management process that includes a timeline for covering key fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA

Fiduciary governance oversight

FIDUCIARY AUDIT FILE SUPPORT

Keeping files organized and centrally located is key to demonstrating prudence in the management of your plan.  In the case of an IRS or DOL audit, it’s critical to be able to access your files quickly and easily, and that they be current, accurate, and complete.

Services Provided:

  • Audit file checklist listing all documents to keep centralized

  • Secure Online Fiduciary Vault to Centralize Plan Documents

  • Checklists for keeping plan current and documents compliant

  • Annual review of plan documents and meeting minutes

The Ivory Hill Advantage 

 

Additional ways we bring value to this area include:

Online centralized document vault

Reviewed annually for file retention

Easy access to your plan documents

PROVIDER BENCHMARKING AND SEARCH

Plan sponsors must regularly review plan fees to ensure they remain reasonable and that the services still meet the needs of the plan.

Services Provided:

  • Quarterly investment expense analysis

  • Annual provider service contract review and fee analysis

  • Plan expense benchmarking every 3 years

The Ivory Hill Advantage 

 

Additional ways we bring value to this area include:

Unbiased third-party request for proposal (RFP) 

Fee negotiations

Full RFP support to solicit information and evaluate/score based on pre-developed criteria for your plan

Industry reports to compare plan against your competitors

 

THE FINANCIAL PARTNER YOU CAN DEPEND ON.

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT

YOUR JOURNEY.

01

Investment Management

Our investment management process aims to ensure that your money is invested where it has the best chance to perform – at a risk level you are comfortable with.

02

Financial Planning

Financial planning is at the core of every financial plan that we offer to individuals and families seeking to build, protect and manage wealth over time. Our approach to financial planning seeks to help you fully assess your current situation, goals and needs based on your desires.   

03

Retirement Income Planning

We do not just focus on your wealth accumulation phase because retirement income planning is essential to ensure that you do not outlive your income. We help you create a retirement income plan with the goal of providing a sustainable, predictable, tax-efficient stream of income based on your age, values, and your goals for your retirement.

04

Tax & Estate Planning

We work closely with your tax and legal advisors to help ensure that all the pieces of your plan work together for you and your loved ones’. Through different estate and tax planning strategies, you can protect your assets now and provide income while you’re healthy and enjoying retirement.

 

RESOURCES

GETTING STARTED IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS GETTING WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

 

CONTACT US

Schedule your meeting with Ivory Hill

Ivory Hill

8400 Normandale Lake Boulevard

Bloomington, MN 55437

952.828.5336

info@ivoryhill.com