Financial Times Names Four Alliant Advisers to Prestigious FT 401 List

Alliant Retirement Consulting*, a division of Alliant Insurance Services, has announced that four of its advisers have been named Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers specializing in defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. Alliant honorees included Executive Vice President Sean Waggoner, Senior Vice President Jay Laschinger, Senior Vice President John Cunningham, and Senior Vice President Aaron Pottichen.

Source: Alliant | Published on October 24, 2018

“Alliant Retirement Consulting is proud to have a growing team of advisers comprised of the nation’s elite retirement professionals,” said Kevin Overbey, Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Alliant Employee Benefits. “Our four honorees are emblematic of Alliant’s reach, sophistication, and above all, dedication to delivering best-in-class consulting services.”

This is the fourth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on asset management.

Financial advisers from across the U.S. applied for consideration, with applicants required to advise on at least $75 million in DC plan assets (an increase from last year’s $50 million requirement) and have at least 20 percent of client assets in DC plans to be eligible. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: DC assets under management (AUM), growth rate in DC plan business, specialization in the DC business, experience advising on DC plans, industry certifications, and compliance record.

This represents the third consecutive year that Alliant advisers have made the FT 401, with Laschinger and Cunningham as repeat honorees. Pottichen and Waggoner are making their first appearance on the list.

The FT 401 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers developed by the FT in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at


*Registered Representative offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Alliant Retirement Consulting. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Branch address: 320 W 57TH ST. New York, NY 10019

Aaron Pottichen is not affiliated or registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Any information provided by Aaron is in no way related to Cetera Advisor Networks LLC or its registered representatives.

The Financial Times Top 401 Investment Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times. The FT 401 is based on data gathered from firms and verified by broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures, and the FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's performance in seven primary areas, including DC assets under management, DC asset growth rate, and specialization in DC business, years of experience advising DC plans, industry certifications, and participation rate in DC plans and compliance records as identified by the FT. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.