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American Society of Pension Actuaries
The purpose of the ASPA is "to educate pension actuaries, consultants, administrators and other benefits professionals, and to preserve and enhance the private pension system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy."
American Benefits Council
The council, whose members are "major corporations sponsoring comprehensive and diverse benefit plans…initiates and champions legislation and regulations favorable to our members' needs and interests, and influences policy development within Congress and the White House and executive branch agencies."
Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets
CIEBA, an affiliate of the Association for Financial Professionals, represents "nearly 140 of the largest corporate pension funds in the United States. Its membership consists of corporate financial officers who administer and manage, as fiduciaries, the investment of over $1 trillion in retirement plan assets on behalf of over 15 million plan participants and beneficiaries."
Council on Employee Benefits
The council "is composed of major corporations having a common interest in the management of employee benefits. CEB stimulates the development and improves the administration of sound, progressive employee benefit plans among its members. CEB also provides an excellent medium for the exchange of ideas, thought and information on the design, operation and financing of such plans."
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
The members of this "nonprofit, nonlobbying organization" include "35,000 individuals representing 8,400 multiemployer trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms throughout the United States and Canada."
Profit-Sharing/401(k) Council of America
The PSCA is "a national, non-profit association of 1,200 companies and their 3 million employees [that] represents its members' interests to federal policymakers and offers practical, cost-effective assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance and communication."
Society of Professional Administrators and Recordkeepers
SPARK is "an inter-industry trade association of investment managers and service providers, particularly in the defined contribution plan market. It is the first organization to bring together members of the five major provider groups — banks, insurance companies, mutual fund managers, third party administrators and benefit consultants."