Fifth consecutive CEFEX Certification earned by Kidder Advisers

Published on March 6, 2021

Clive, Iowa, February 25, 2021 – Kidder Advisers has once again received the CEFEX
Certification for Investment Fiduciary and Advisory services from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence.
The certification demonstrates fiduciary excellence, based on a best practice standard. Kidder Advisers
has earned the certification for five consecutive years.

To receive certification, firms undergo an assessment, including document review, client file
sampling, onsite visits, a background check and interviews with senior leaders. The assessment is
evidence-based, and all work is reviewed by the CEFEX Registration Committee to ensure reliability
and consistency.

In announcing the certification, Keith Gredys, Chairman and CEO of Kidder Advisers, noted,
“We are focused on helping plan sponsors and participants realize the highest levels of compliance
and peace of mind. Achieving this fifth consecutive CEFEX certification is a direct result of our ongoing
commitment to fiduciary excellence.”

Kidder Advisers is a full-service, independent, investment adviser and consulting firm focused
on the retirement plan needs of businesses and nonprofits, as well as their owners, managers and
employees. The firm can act as a broker, adviser or consultant for both qualified and nonqualified
plans, as well as ongoing wealth and estate planning needs.

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(IFP), a Registered Investment Advisor. IFP and Kidder Advisers, Inc. are not affiliated.