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Participant Self-Directed Brokerage Account (SDBA)

Get the Benefits of a Professionally Managed Portfolio INSIDE your Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan Account

Get the Benefits of a Professionally Managed Portfolio INSIDE your Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan Account

Having the freedom of choice and flexibility in retirement investing is becoming increasingly more popular in many employer-sponsored retirement plans today. A SDBA, or Self-Directed Brokerage Account, is a window inside a employer-sponsored retirement plan (401(k), 403(b), 457, etc.) which offers plan participants the option to invest in more than the limited pre-selected plan choices.

Access to professional money management, and additional investment options like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, etc., allows investors to seek growth through guidance. By investing in additional options outside of the core choices, investors can strive to maximize returns through investments better suited to their goals and risk preference. 

How does it work?

How does it work?

Employer plans that offer a SDBA allow any plan participant the ability to move their assets, tax- and penalty-free, into a brokerage account and choose from a larger selection of investment choices. Assets remain in the retirement plan; they are not rolled over and there is no taxable event.

Through tactical, active management, an investor can have confidence knowing their investments are being carefully managed by the financial professional of their choice. With the twists and turns of the market, emotions can get in the way, deterring the investor from making rational decisions with their investments and reaching their investment goals.


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Employer Plans in Michigan that Offer Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts

Ascension Health

Beaumont Health

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Bronson Healthcare

Continental Auto

Dow Corning

Frontier Communications

Grand Valley State 

McKesson Corporation

Meijer

Michelin

Michigan State University

Sparrow Health

Spectrum Health System

"State of Michigan Deferred Comp Plan (All Plans)"

Trinity Health Care

University of Michigan

Wayne State University

Whirlpool

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