The Siekmann Company in Columbus, Ohio, is honored to announce our certification from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC (CEFEX). This certification is only granted by CEFEX to firms that demonstrate adherence to fiduciary best practices. It is a hallmark accomplishment for The Siekmann Company as it signifies conformity to a recognized global standard of fiduciary excellence.
The Siekmann Company team 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.
“CEFEX is pleased to add Siekmann to an elite group of investment advisors who have demonstrated adherence to professional practices that define a standard of fiduciary excellence,” said CEFEX Managing Director Carlos Panksep. “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.”
Aaron Siekmann, President of The Siekmann Company said, “It’s a great honor to be accepted and approved to be a part of this prestigious community of retirement plan professionals. This certification not only validates our current plan governance process but creates a roadmap for continuous improvement so that we can continue to provide our clients with industry-leading consultation.”
The Siekmann Company is certified ERISA plan consulting, investment due diligence, fee benchmarking and 3(21) non-discretionary advisory services. The Siekmann Company’s certification is registered and can be viewed at www.cefex.org.
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 CEFEX at www.cefex.org and a summary can be viewed by clicking on The Siekmann Company’s online CEFEX certificate.
About The Siekmann Company
The Siekmann Company is a Retirement Plan and Employee Benefits Consulting and Advisory firm located in Central Ohio. The Siekmann Company specializes in the implementation and management of defined contribution retirement plans as well as insurance-based employee benefit programs offered by employers of all sizes. Our dedicated team of experts has the resources to support benefit plan sponsors from both an advisory capacity as well as the administration and compliance requirements of those plans. Our firm has been a leader in the retirement industry for over 40 years and is committed to providing clients with continued support for years to come. Our staff dedicates their time to our clients to ensure a comfortable and successful experience for both the executives and employees of the firms we represent. We take pride in the services we offer and hope to build a long-standing relationship with you and your employees.
CEFEX®, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, a 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. Learn more at www.cefex.org via Twitter or on LinkedIn.
The Siekmann Company LLC is a registered investment adviser. A more detailed description of the company, its management and practices are contained in its “Firm Brochure”, (Form ADV, Part 2A). A copy of this Brochure may be received by contacting the company at, 9000 Memorial Drive, Plain City, 43064, Phone (614) 873-5200.