Success doesn’t just happen. It takes the right combination of experience, knowledge, plan solutions, and support. We’ve been helping advisors build their businesses for over 25 years and continue to do so with:
With Schwab, you are never on your own. Whether you have been advising clients on retirement plans for years or are new to the space, we’re here—and ready to support you each step of the way. Like an extension of your own staff, our dedicated professionals are committed to helping you succeed and have the experience necessary to make a difference.
As a client, you can take advantage of our comprehensive resources, including investment and monitoring tools, professional education, industry designations, and retirement-focused events. Here are a few examples:
- Premier client events, such as IMPACT® and Schwab’s National Summit
- Tools like the fi360 Toolkit,1 PensionPlanet, and the mutual fund search tool
- Direct, discounted access to the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training necessary for the designation
We offer a full spectrum of plan solutions for a wide array of plan sizes and types. To help you meet a broad range of client needs, we support many types of employee benefit plans, including defined benefit, defined contribution, nonqualified plans, and more.
- Independent retirement plan providers2 paired with Schwab
- Schwab’s comprehensive 401(k) plan services
- Small business retirement accounts
- Schwab Retirement Advisor Portfolio
Schwab has decades of experience and is an established leader in the retirement plan industry. Scroll through our historical timeline to see what makes us different.
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. founded.
Launched discount brokerage on May 1.
Founded TrustMark® (later Schwab Retirement Technologies®), our proprietary recordkeeping software.
Schwab Corporate Services founded as The Hampton Company (acquired by Schwab in 1995).
Introduced the first custodial service for independent investment advisors.
Schwab Retirement Technologies® began offering the first daily valuation recordkeeping system.
Established a supermarket of no-load, no-transaction-fee mutual funds.3
Founded Charles Schwab Trust Company.
Launched Schwab Personal Choice Retirement Account® (PCRA).
Acquired The Hampton Company, founded and led by Walt Bettinger.
Walt Bettinger named Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation.
Retirement Business Services becomes a part of Schwab Advisor Services™.4
Introduced the Best-in-Retirement Business Impact Award™ as part of the Impact Awards®.
Schwab disrupts the industry and lowers the cost of investing.
We can help build the retirement plan approach that works best for you and your clients. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today.
Five retirement plan questions every advisor should ask.
How do I want to add value as an advisor to my clients’ retirement plans?
How do you want to differentiate your retirement plan business? Consider the shape you want your involvement to take and then look at the many ways Schwab can help you fulfill your strategy.
What resources are available to help me manage and present the fiduciary process?
We can help you navigate the fiduciary process and earn your Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from fi360®.5Learn more
Should I work with an independent retirement plan provider and Schwab as custodian, or work directly with Schwab as the plan trustee, custodian, and recordkeeper?
Depending on the size and type of retirement solution you need, you can choose from our various offerings.Explore them now
Advising on retirement plans can be complicated—what are the best solutions for my clients?
Your level of involvement will help you choose the best solution for both your and your clients’ needs. Schwab offers a wide variety of solutions that can fit many business types.Explore them now
Can I get help in understanding how to choose the best retirement plan solutions for my clients?
Yes. We have experienced consultants who can help guide you with customized consulting and recordkeeping solutions. We help match you and your clients with the right plan solutions depending on your specific needs.Let’s connect today
For more than 40 years, Schwab has been a leader in the financial industry and an advocate for the individual investor. The management team includes leaders in the recordkeeping industry with proven experience in the retirement business. In ways that others can’t, we draw on our deep institutional knowledge of employee benefit plans from across our entire enterprise.
140 independent recordkeepers
1,500+ retirement plan advisors
Over 25 years of experience in the retirement plan business
Over 140,000 retirement accounts6
More than 14,500 investment options7
Retirement plan assets in excess of $212 billion6