Sentinel is honored to announce our certification from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX), a division of Broadridge Fi360 Solutions (Broadridge). This certification is only granted by Broadridge to firms that demonstrate adherence to fiduciary best practices. It is a hallmark accomplishment for Sentinel Pension Advisors, Inc. as it signifies conformity to a recognized global standard of fiduciary excellence.
Sentinel was subject to a rigorous, multi-month audit and certification process guided by the “Prudent Practices® for Investment Advisors”, an industry-recognized handbook that is grounded in law, regulation and professional best practices.
“Broadridge is pleased to add Sentinel Pension Advisors, Inc. to an elite group of investment advisors who have demonstrated adherence to professional practices that define a standard of fiduciary excellence,” said Carlos Panksep, VP CEFEX. “They have earned the right to use the CEFEX Mark which indicates the firm’s established practices are aligned with investors’ interests and worthy of trust and confidence.”
Sentinel Pension Advisors, Inc. is certified for Investment Advisory and Investment Consulting services to Plan Sponsors, acting as a 3(21) fiduciary together with Plan Sponsor and/or Investment Committee, or acting as a 3(38) investment manager. Sentinel's certification is registered and can be viewed at www.fi360.com/cefex.
CEFEX certification standards are substantiated by legislation, case law and regulatory opinion letters from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA), the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and the Uniform Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act (UMPERSA) in the U.S. A full copy of the standard can be downloaded from Broadridge at www.fi360.com/cefex and a summary can be viewed by clicking on Sentinel Pension Advisor, Inc.’s online CEFEX certificate.
CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, an Fi360® company, is an independent certification organization. CEFEX works closely with industry experts to provide comprehensive assessment programs to improve the fiduciary practices of investment stewards, advisors, recordkeepers, administrators and managers. CEFEX is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Connect to CEFEX at www.CEFEX.org, via Twitter @CEFEX1 and on LinkedIn @CEFEX.