BPG Announces a Partnership with First Bankers Trust Services


Chicago, IL – August 3, 2015 – Blue Prairie Group (“BPG”), a Chicago-based institutional retirement and investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with First Bankers Trust Services (“FBTS”) to provide FBTS’ clients with enhanced investment research expertise, improved client reporting capabilities, and a state-of-the-art technology platform.

Leveraging Blue Prairie’s in-house, CFA-led investment research team and proprietary investment databases, First Bankers Trust Services will be rolling out an array of enhanced reporting and due diligence capabilities in the upcoming quarters including: Quarterly Investment Monitoring Reports, an annual Plan Health Report, Stable Value Due Diligence Report and Target Date Due Diligence Report to their client base.

“The partnership allows us to take advantage of a sophisticated suite of tools that is not readily available in the market place today. In particular, Blue Prairie Group’s expertise in Stable Value investing is widely recognized by the industry and their methodology in evaluating investment vehicles is among the best in the industry,” said Blake Mock of First Bankers Trust Services.

Ty Parrish, Blue Prairie Group’s Managing Partner, said, “Adding First Bankers Trust Services to our growing alliance network shows our depth of resources and commitment to providing world class investment and retirement consulting services. We have built our proprietary tool suite based on client needs with the upshot that our partners like FBTS who use them can count on powerful tools that are unique, effective and different from the competition.”

About Blue Prairie Group

Blue Prairie Group is an independently owned, fee-based investment consulting firm providing unbiased and objective financial consulting through three main practice areas: ERISA Retirement, Foundations & Endowments and Wealth Management. We act as fiduciaries to all of our clients’ portfolios and are remunerated solely by our clients. BPG passionately advocates low cost investments, full fee transparency, and offers a broad service suite for both institutions and individuals. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BPG has established itself as one of the leading investment advisory firms in the country with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Salem and Tampa.

For more information, please contact Ty Parrish at 312-376-8440 or go to www.blueprairiegroup.com.