The primary focus of Hocker’s team is to provide qualified retirement plans to the clients of First Allied’s nearly 1,000 independent financial advisers. The in-house pension services team boasts numerous subject matter experts with decades of experience in the retirement planning field.
Hocker reports to Robert S. Holcomb, President of First Allied Wealth Management.
According to a news release, Hocker has more than a decade of experience as a practicing ERISA lawyer. Immediately prior to joining First Allied, he was President of Benefit Planning, Inc., the Los Angeles office of National Investment Managers.
Hocker’s ERISA legal experience includes substantial Internal Revenue Service/Department of Labor submissions and negotiations; complex plan designs (defined benefits/defined contribution combinations); niche designs (prevailing wage and non-profit); and comprehensive experience with qualified plan compliance practice management, the announcement said.
Hocker earned his law degree from William Howard Taft University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Walter Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.