The SPARK Institute is a powerful voice in Washington for the retirement plan industry and provides leadership in resolving critical regulatory and legislative policy issues. We are the only trade association exclusively representing the interests of retirement plan industry institutions, including record keepers, mutual fund companies, brokerage firms, insurance companies, banks, consultants and investment managers. We work regularly with legislative and regulatory agencies including the DOL, IRS/Treasury, SEC, and the GAO in order to educate them on important issues.
Membership in The SPARK Institute is open to companies that provide record keeping, administrative, investment management, and most other types of services to retirement plans. Eligible companies include investment managers, mutual fund companies, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, third party administrators, trust companies, benefits consulting companies, and others.
As a member driven organization, our priorities and positions are set by our Board of Directors and by our Government Relations Committee. The Board is made up of senior leaders from our membership. Information about recent projects and priorities are available on the Comments and Materials page.
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