National Investment Managers Acquires New Block of Business

November 3, 2009 ( - National Investment Managers, a nationally-based and regionally-operated retirement plan administration and investment management company with over $10 billion of assets under administration, has agreed to acquire a book of approximately 500 balance-forward (not valued daily) retirement plans from Standard Retirement Services, Inc.

An announcement said the transaction furthers NIVM’s “strategic plan of acquiring best in class third-party retirement plan administration firms and books of business, and brings the total of plans under administration to around 11,000.” John Davis, president and chief operating officer of National Investment Managers Inc. said the firm expects to close the transaction and begin servicing new clients by December 1.

He added that 80% of the clients are located near NIVM subsidiary offices.

“This sale reflects our commitment to remain tightly focused on our core business: providing exceptional service to our significant block of daily-valued public and private retirement plan clients,” said Aaron Howard, vice president of Plan Services for SRS, in the announcement. “We are pleased that the block of balance-forward clients transitioning to NIVM will be served by an organization that shares our focus on exceeding customer expectations.”

NIVM is a holding company and a consolidator of pension plan administration, investment management, and insurance businesses. According to the announcement, each acquired business retains their autonomy while benefiting from the reach that a national presence offers.