2017 Client Satisfaction Survey Results
Overall Client Satisfaction Rating: 96%
In a 2017 client satisfaction survey conducted by Chatham Partners, an independent leading market research firm, 96% of respondents gave Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions a “Best-in-Class” score for overall satisfaction.
Client feedback is vital to any organization, and it is especially important to Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions as it helps uncover how well a company is doing at meeting and exceeding client expectations for 401(k) plan management and employee support. Here is some of what Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions heard through in their 2017 client satisfaction survey:
- Easy to do Business with: 100% of respondents gave us a "Best-in-Class" Score.
- Overall Client Satisfaction: 96%, much higher than the industry benchmark of only 81%.
- In-Person Meetings: 100% of respondents gave us a "Best-in-Class" score.
- Investment Management Expertise: 94% of respondents gave us a "Best-in-Class" score.
- Managing Plan Sponsor Success: 95% of respondents gave us a "Best-in-Class" score.
- Understanding Plan and Participant Goals: 96% of respondents gave our Retirement Counselors and Support Team a "Best-in-Class" score.
- Help with Education and Enrollment Meetings: 93% of respondents gave our Retirement Counselors and Support Team a "Best-in-Class" score.
- Compared to Previous Provider: 80% of clients ranked Fisher “Much Stronger” in ongoing service.
|Attributes||% of Clients Rating Providers “Best In Class” (Scoring 6 - 7)|
|Overall Satisfaction with Fisher Investments|
|Treatment as an important client||97.9%||80.0%|
|Offers a full range of services||91.3%||79.0%|
|Provides good value for the money||84.8%||75.0%|
|Easy to do business with||100%||79.0%|
|Has helpful support staff||100%||74.2%|
|Would recommend to others||89.6%||n/a|
|Proactively offers new ideas and solutions||81.8%||67.3%|
|Has an excellent reputation||84.1%||76.0%|
|Retirement Counselor and Support Team|
|Investment management expertise||93.6%||78.8%|
|Understanding of plan and participant goals||95.7%||74.0%|
|Support with managing fiduciary responsibility||93.5%||83.5%|
|Assistance with enrollment / education meetings||93.6%||70.7%|
|Knowledge of available solutions in the marketplace||91.1%||77.0%|
|Overall retirement industry knowledge / expertise||93.5%||85.0%|
|Overall Satisfaction with Frequency of Quality of Contact|
|In Person Meetings|
|Level of Preparation||100%||79.4%|
|Quality of presentation materials||95.7%||74.0%|
|Level of preparation||97.9%||79.2%|
|Quality of materials / ideas shared||93.5%||76.8%|
|Overall Satisfaction with Support in Managing Participant Success|
|Level of preparation||93.9%||76.5%|
|Plan Fees and Expenses Review|
|Level of preparation||90.0%||78.4%|
|Plan Design Review|
|Level of preparation||93.5%||78.6%|
|Overall Satisfaction with Fiduciary Support|
|Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Responsibility Review|
|Level of preparation||96.9%||78.3%|
|Your understanding of your fiduciary responsibilities||69.8%||80.6%|
|In fulfilling your fiduciary responsibilities||65.1%||80.6%|
|Overall Satisfaction with Support in Managing Plan Sponsor Success|
|Participant Retirement Preparedness Review|
|Level of preparation||94.4%||75.8%|
|Group education / enrollment meetings||93.3%||76.9%|
Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions hired an independent leading market research firm, Chatham Partners, to conduct the client satisfaction survey from July through September 2017. Respondents were asked to rate Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions on the attributes shown in the chart above, using a scale of 1 (very dissatisfied, strongly disagree, very uncomfortable) to 7 (very satisfied, strongly agree, very comfortable). Ratings of 6 or 7 are considered “Best-In-Class.” Chatham Partners invited 147 contacts of 99 current clients of Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions to participate. A total of 48 contacts (33%) responded, representing 44 (44%) of all clients invited. All responses are included in the results.
Chatham Partners created a benchmark for comparison to the Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions results. The benchmark was based on survey responses from 100 plan sponsors; people responsible for managing their company’s 401(k) plan. To be included in the benchmark, respondents had to utilize a retirement plan advisor and either have final decision making authority or influence on decisions made for the plan.
The resulting ratings are not representative of any one client's experience because the rating reflects an average of all, or a sample of all, client experiences and are not indicative of future performance.