Investment Advisory Services

Manage plan investments with your employees' interests in mind

Get objective advice to help make the most of your investment strategy.

Get guidance throughout the investment selection process

Retirement plan sponsors have a legal obligation to manage their plans with employees' best interest in mind. BB&T Institutional Investment Advisers, Inc., will help you monitor the plan's investments and manage your fiduciary risk.

We understand that our clients seek different levels of fiduciary support. That's why we structure our investment advisory services to meet your needs.

ERISA 3(38) Services

With this option, BB&T Institutional Investment Advisers, Inc. assumes fiduciary responsibility of the plan investments. We will:

  • Create a tailored Investment Policy Statement (IPS)
  • Select your plan's fund lineup
  • Make ongoing investment decisions in the plan
  • Provide active oversight, due diligence and reporting of the plan's investments

ERISA 3(21) Services

With this option, your organization will make the final investment decisions and retain fiduciary responsibility. BB&T Institutional Investment Advisers, Inc., will:

  • Offer investment recommendations regarding fund managers
  • Assist in the Investment Policy Statement (IPS) design
  • Recommend changes to your investment lineup
  • Provide investment monitoring and reporting of the funds in plan

A leader in retirement services

At BB&T, we're honored to have been recognized by PLANSPONSOR magazine with multiple awards for providing "best-in-class" retirement solutions. Our expertise allows us to help our clients manage their plans, meet their goals and stay current on emerging trends.

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By phone

Call a Retirement Specialist at 800-866-2288.

For existing retirement accounts, call 800-228-8076.

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Services and products featured herein may include some offered by affiliated companies of Truist Retirement & Institutional Services. The fees for those services and products are in addition to the fees charged by Truist Retirement & Institutional Services. As a result, Truist Financial Corporation, as a whole, receives more compensation than would otherwise be received if a non-affiliated service or product was used. When we offer any service or product to a client, we use the same process to offer both affiliated and non-affiliated services and products. When we have authority to select any service or product on behalf of a client, if our process shows affiliated services and products to be competitive with corresponding non-affiliated services and products, then we may select affiliated products and services. Truist Retirement & Institutional Services expresses no opinion on the use of Truist affiliated services and products when the client selects such services and products in a client directed account.

Investment solutions and advisory services are provided by BB&T Institutional Investment Advisers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company.     

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The information provided should not be considered as tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax advisor and/or attorney regarding your individual circumstances.

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