Michael J. Malone

| February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Morningstar & ASPPA
401(k) Advisor Leadership Award Finalist

Michael Malone is the founder and managing director of MJM401k, an independent consultancy serving 401k plan sponsors and committees. Prior to MJM401k,  Malone served as a director and retirement plan consultant with both a regional and a national consulting and advisory firm.

Malone is a Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) with the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA). He is a Past-President and a past board member of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference, as well as a member of various other employee benefits professional groups, including the Arizona Employee Benefits Forum, and previous memberships in World-at-Work and the New England Employee Benefits Committee. In addition, he is a past-member of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee and past-Chairman of its Committee on IRS Enforcement. For over twenty-five years,  Malone has been a frequent author and lecturer throughout the US at industry conferences on the various plan design and plan investment aspects of pension and 401k arrangements, and has provided expert testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council at the Department of Labor. His 401k plan consulting experience covers hundreds of corporate clients and tens of thousands of plan participants.

Originally a Connecticut native,  Malone received his degree in business and finance with honors from Providence College in Rhode Island. He and his wife Ann and their seven children reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

About MJM401k
MJM401k was founded by Michael J. Malone, a thirty-year veteran of the qualified plan industry, as a response to the need for 401(k) sponsors to have access to objective, non-conflicted, and expert advice for their plans.

With offices in Phoenix and Santa Monica, MJM401k’s only business is serving as a trusted consultant to retirement plan sponsors. With clients representing all industry sectors, MJM401k’s plans range in size from several hundred employees to over 5,000 employees. In addition to its ongoing investment consulting engagements, MJM401k assists its clients with various projects, such as fee and service benchmarking, provider searches and negotiations, investment analysis, investment policy statements, plan design, and employee communications.

MJM401k has the distinction of being certified by CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, according to the Fiduciary Practices for Investment Advisors. The purpose of CEFEX’s independent assessment and certification is to provide assurance to retirement plan sponsors that MJM401k has consistently demonstrated adherence to the industry’s best fiduciary practices.


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