As the retirement plan industry comes of age and enters a period of relative calm following a period characterized by tumultuous economic, socio-cultural and regulatory change, experts predict the growing role of retirement advisors will be one of the most noteworthy changes the industry will see over the next five years.

According to Diversified’s just released Prescience 2015: Expert Opinions on the Future of Retirement Plans, the need for ongoing holistic service from a third party is leading many plan sponsors to opt for a professional retirement plan advisor that services plans on a fee or retainer basis.

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