About Blue Prairie Group

Blue Prairie Group is a fee-only institutional retirement and investment consulting firm located in Chicago. We provide unbiased and objective financial consulting within three main practice areas: ERISA Retirement, Foundations & Endowments and Wealth Management. Blue Prairie Group passionately advocates low cost investments, full fee transparency, and offers a broad, team-based service model for both institutions and individuals.

Prairie News

Ty Parrish Selected for Gathering of Nation’s Elite Financial Advisors: Blue Prairie Group’s Ty Parrish has been selected as one of the nation’s top 200 elite 401(k) plan advisors and will meet in Washington, D.C. to listen to and brief top Congressional leaders about the future of the retirement savings industry.

Time for a Menu Makeover: Blue Prairie Group’s Managing Director, Matt Gnabasik, was recently featured in a BlackRock DC Edge article, where he discussed the importance of lineup construction, fund selection and the use of target date funds.

Blue Prairie Group Adds Carmela Elco to Network of Retirement Plan Consultants: Blue Prairie Group is pleased to announce the addition of defined contribution industry veteran Carmela Elco to its growing network of affiliated retirement consultants.

Upcoming Events

PLANADVISER National Conference
Orlando, FL
September 16, 2014

Ty Parrish will be speaking on a panel regarding driving profitability for your firm.

CFDD 2014 Advisor Conference
San Antonio, TX
October 16, 2014

Matt Gnabasik will be moderating a panel titled “Liquid Alternatives: Weighing the Tradeoffs in DC Plan Lineups.”

Many defined contribution plan participants have chronically undersaved while misallocating their investments during their working careers. While this savings crisis is being mitigated by plans implementing automatic features to their plans, there are additional benefits to helping plan participants delegate their asset allocation responsibilities to investment professionals. This shift in strategy has opened the door for increased usage of liquid alternatives in various custom asset allocation strategies like Custom Target-Date Funds and Managed Accounts. This panel will discuss important benefits and risks associated with adding liquid alts to a DC plan lineup. A few of these important factors that fiduciaries must consider include correlation, cost structure, transparency, daily valuation and historical track record.


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