The following organizations join AARP, FINRA and RSP in support of automatic 401(k)s as a way to help Americans save more effectively for retirement.
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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients. www.aicpa.org
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers, and more than 100 American Chambers of Commerce in 91 countries. www.uschamber.com
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
CFED expands economic opportunity by helping Americans start and grow businesses, go to college, own a home, and save for their children's and own economic futures. CFED identifies promising ideas, tests and refines them in communities to find out what work, crafts policies and products to help good ideas reach scale, and develops partnerships to promote lasting change. It brings together community practice, public policy and private markets in new and effective ways to achieve greater economic impact. www.cfed.org
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. www.cfp.net
Financial Planning Association (FPA)
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support and benefit from professional financial planning. FPA demonstrates and supports a professional commitment to education and a client-centered financial planning process. Based in Denver, Colorado, FPA has 100 chapters throughout the country representing more than 28,500 members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. www.fpanet.org
The Investment Adviser Association (IAA)
The Investment Adviser Association is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC that represents the interests of SEC-registered investment adviser firms. The Association was founded in 1937 and today consists of more than 500 investment adviser firms that collectively manage in excess of $9 trillion in assets for a wide variety of institutional and individual clients. www.investmentadviser.org
Initative on Financial Security (IFS)
The Initiative on Financial Security at the Aspen Institute is the nation's leading policy program focused on cradle to grave savings policy to help more Americans save, invest, and own. With an Advisory Board of prominent leaders from the financial services sector, IFS researches new approaches to savings policy and works to find solutions that would make it easier for low- and moderate-income families to build financial assets and save for their futures. With the right products in the private sector and the right incentives provided by government, IFS believes that all Americans can be brought into the financial mainstream and have access to a first-class savings system. www.aspenifs.org
The Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT)
The Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), a registered non-profit corporation, is a national membership organization for CEOs of African-American-, Hispanic-American-, Asian-American-, and Native-American-owned top-tier businesses, representing a variety of trades and industries. Members hold positions equivalent to chief executive officer (CEO) or chairperson in their respective businesses. MBRT functions as the vehicle for its members to analyze and help formulate effective public policies that impact minority-owned businesses. www.mbrt.net
New America Foundation
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy—an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality. www.newamerica.net
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement works to provide low and moderate income women (aged 18 to 65) with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women’s adequate participation in the nation’s retirement systems. Although women have entered the labor force in record numbers, their access to retirement benefits has not followed at the same level. As the only project to focus exclusively on the specific inequities that disadvantage women, WISER seeks to improve the opportunities for women to secure retirement income. www.wiserwomen.org