SOURCE: BrightScope


May 06, 2014 08:00 ET

BrightScope President and Co-Founder Ryan Alfred Joins Employee Benefit Research Institute Board of Trustees

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) -  BrightScope (, a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, announced its co-founder and President, Ryan Alfred, has joined the board of trustees for the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in Washington, D.C. As part of the board, Alfred will help further ERBI's founding purposes, including addressing the ongoing need for objective, unbiased information regarding the employee benefit system, so that decisions affecting the system may be made based on verifiable facts.

Established in 1978, EBRI is the only not for profit, nonpartisan organization committed to original public policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits. Today, EBRI is recognized as one of the most authoritative and objective resources in the world on employee benefit issues such as health care, pensions, and economic security.

"Our goal has always been to bring transparency to the financial industry, and by making unbiased information easily accessible, BrightScope has enabled millions of people to make more educated financial decisions," said Ryan Alfred, co-founder and President of BrightScope. "EBRI is one of the most respected organizations in the retirement plan industry. I look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues to deliver on the promise of a dignified retirement for every American."

In joining EBRI's board, BrightScope affirms its commitment to the importance of an objective voice in retirement benefits, and further establishes the company as the preeminent source for unbiased retirement plan research.

The EBRI board consists of about 70 organizations from all industries and sectors that appreciate the value of unbiased, reliable information on financial and health security topics, and members who help determine the organization's research and education priorities. For a full list of EBRI board members, please visit

About BrightScope
BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through independent research and analysis. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors. The BrightScope Rating™, developed in partnership with leading independent 401k fiduciaries, reviews more than 200 unique data inputs per plan and calculates a single numerical score which defines plan quality at the company level. In April 2011, the company launched BrightScope Advisor Pages™, the first comprehensive and publicly available directory of financial advisors designed to help consumers discover information and conduct due diligence on wealth management professionals. BrightScope also markets a suite of data analytics software products to Fortune 1000 companies, asset managers, broker-dealers, financial advisors, and other market participants. Public ratings for nearly 50,000 retirement plans as well as rating definitions, criteria and methodologies, and information on more than 680,000 registered financial advisors and nearly 33,000 active advisory firms are available for free at