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Investment Management with ADP
Make the most of your business’ retirement plan.

With ADP Strategic Plan Services (SPS), you can rely on us to provide investment services that are designed to fit the needs of your plan and mitigate your risks involved with fiduciary obligations to offering a diversified fund menu.

ADP Strategic Plan Services can help ease the fiduciary burden of selecting and monitoring your plan’s investment lineup.

Protection from Fiduciary Risk

When it comes to selecting plan investment options, you have a legal responsibility to follow the fiduciary standards outlined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This is a high standard that requires certain levels of expertise in areas like investment selection and monitoring, among others.

Hiring SPS as your investment manager also reduces the risks associated with certain third-party, ERISA-related lawsuits pertaining to investment selection and monitoring. In FY ‘18, the EBSA recovered $1.6 billion for the benefit of plans, participants, and beneficiaries.1 This included:

$807.7 million
from over 1,329
civil investigations1


$443.2 million from
resolving informal
participant complaints1

Find the right investment service for your plan

With two flexible services to choose from, you can select
the investment support best suited to your plan needs.

3(21) Investment Advisory Services

Provides advice and guidance to your plan’s investment fiduciary and assists with the selection and monitoring of your plan’s investment options.

• I already have an investment manager or committee.
• I am seeking additional guidance with selection and monitoring.
• I want to be involved in making critical investment decisions for my business.

3(38) Investment Management Services

Acts as an investment manager for your plan and assumes full investment discretion for selecting, monitoring, and replacing investment options for your plan.

• I need an investment manager for my plan.
• I want someone to perform the selection and monitoring for me.
• I want a do-it-for me approach to making critical investment decisions for my plan.


Meet the experienced sales team
behind ADP Strategic Plan Services

Our Investment Committee is there to help you make the most of your retirement plan.

James Buccella, CMFC®
President of ADP Strategic Plan Services
29+ years experience
Experience in retirement, trust services, and investment client experience
Clifton Wallace Jr., CMFC®, CRPS®
Director of Investment Services
21+ years experience
Responsible for investment analysis, performance reporting and investment recommendations
Russell Sullivan, CFS®
Investment Committee Chair
15+ years experience
Accountable for platform-level investment oversight, operations, and support
Greg Anderson, CMFC®
Member, Investment Services Committee
14+ years experience
Responsible for reviewing, reporting, and pricing evaluations
Kevin Merrow, CFP®, CMFC®, CRPS®
Member, Investment Services Committee
13+ years experience
Conducts investment analysis and performance reporting

Put ADP Strategic
Plan Services to
work for you today.

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ADP Strategic Plan Services FAQs

  • What is ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC?

    • What is ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC?

      ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC is an affiliate of ADP, LLC (ADP) and a separate, indirect subsidiary of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. that provides fiduciary investment management services including the analysis, selection, monitoring, and if necessary, replacement of investment options on behalf of employer-sponsored retirement plans.

  • Why was ADP Strategic Plan Services created?

    • Why was ADP Strategic Plan Services created?

      ADP is changing the way it delivers retirement planning services in light of the investment advice regulation issued by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on April 6, 2016.

      This regulation specifies that anyone providing recommendations or advice related to investments to retirement plans that are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a fiduciary.

      To continue to service our clients' plan investment needs, we created ADP Strategic Plan Services – an SEC-registered investment advisory firm - to provide investment management, advisory, and oversight.

      This new offering will enhance the services ADP makes available to retirement plan recordkeeping clients.

  • How can ADP Strategic Plan Services help strengthen my business’s retirement plan?

    • How can ADP Strategic Plan Services help strengthen my business’s retirement plan?

      ADP Strategic Plan Services is committed to providing our defined contribution retirement plan clients with investment services that help them effectively manage their investment fiduciary obligations, gain access to a diverse groups of funds, and offer plan participants a diversified fund menu.

      We are focused on contributing toward your participants retirement readiness. Our objective is to help you design an investment menu that fits the investing needs of your plan and its participants.

  • Why is an investment service good for my business?

    • Why is an investment service good for my business?

      As a fiduciary, it’s important to follow the standards of conduct outlined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Among other responsibilities, this includes carrying out your duties prudently — a high standard that requires expertise in a number of areas, like investment selection and monitoring.

      To help plan sponsors manage fiduciary risk, ADP, LLC makes investment fiduciary support services available through its affiliate ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC. With these services, you can effectively manage fiduciary risk associated with investment selection and monitoring by adding the level of ERISA fiduciary support that’s right for your business.

  1. 1. EBSA Fact Sheet “EBSA restores Over $1.1 Billion to Employee Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries”