Lincoln Financial Group

Firm Profile

Built on Abraham Lincoln’s ideals of courage, strength and optimism, Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services has been a proven provider of retirement solutions for over 60 years, managing thousands of retirement plans that enroll millions of participants in organizations of all sizes in the small-business, corporate, healthcare, education and nonprofit sectors. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $214 billion as of September 30, 2015.

KEY CONTACTS
Sales: Tim Seifert (Intermediary), (484) 583-6393, Tim.Seifert@lfg.com

Service: Robert Haverstrom, (866) 423-0432, Robert.Haverstrom@lfg.com

WEBSITE www.LFG.com

PRIMARY MARKET(S) SERVED
Micro (<$1 million), Small ($1-$10 million), Mid ($10-$100 million), Large ($100-$250 million), Mega (>$250 million)

# OF PLANS/PARTICIPANTS SERVED BY TYPE
As of 06/30/16
401(k): 8,454/396,558
403(b): 12,319/776,930
Money purchase: 13/5,238
457: 1,838/84,116
Defined benefit: 28/56,518
Cash Balance: 4/82,206

ASSET ALLOCATION FUNDS
Lincoln makes available an open architecture investment platform that provides access to more than 11,000 mutual funds, including target date funds. Options include the LifeSpan(R) custom target-date portfolios with ERISA 3(38) coverage by Morningstar Investment Management, Vanguard Target Retirement Funds, T. Rowe Price Retirement Funds, BlackRock LifePath Index Funds and more.

Platforms used: Proprietary platforms DST

ADVISOR SUPPORT SERVICES
External wholesalers focused on advisors: 32
External wholesalers focused on institutional: 8
Internal wholesalers focused on advisors: 56
Internal wholesalers focused on institutional: 4

Compliance support, plan benchmarking, target-date Evaluation Tools, training for DC plan sales/service, investment committee meetings.

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT SERVICES
Retirement income estimates/projections, in-plan lifetime income options, rollover services, call center support, Facebook page, smartphone access to participant balances