Retirement Plan Advisors says it has forged new partnerships to bolster its managed account offerings.

The company is working with Stadion Money Management, a Watkinsville, Georgia-based registered investment advisor firm that builds retirement plans and investment solutions, as well as with EPIC Retirement Plan Services, which offers recordkeeping, administration, actuarial, marketing and communication services to retirement plan providers, according to RPA.

The new advisor-managed account offering combines RPA’s portfolio-construction experience with Stadion’s solutions to offer personalized investment solutions hosted on EPIC’s open-architecture platform, RPA says.

“Financial markets are volatile and uncertain, and behavioral science demonstrates that investors don’t manage their assets well on their own. Investors are asking for help, and we are providing it through our managed account solution,” said RPA president Josh Schwartz in the partnership's announcement.

The partnership allows for investment advice free of conflicts of interest because it doesn’t carry managed account administration fees and doesn’t have any proprietary product requirements, EPIC senior director of national sales Brian Lenz added.

RPA says it has been offering managed account solutions since 2005 and currently serves more than 550 employers with more than 79,000 participants and $4.8 billion in assets under advisement. Stadion reported $2.4 billion under management as of the end of 2021.