2 Brothers
1 Idea
Lots of data.

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As told in "Beyond Transparency"


BrightScope is a financial information and technology company that brings transparency to opaque markets. BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors.

Retirement Plans

BrightScope is the leading independent provider of retirement plan ratings and investment analytics to participants, plan sponsors, asset managers, and advisors in all 50 states.

Wealth Management

BrightScope built the first comprehensive and publicly available directory of financial advisors in the US. We help investors find a financial advisor and complete their due diligence.

Our History

Highlights from the past few years

The BrightScope Team

We started out a small team as most disruptive start-ups do, but have since grown to over 90 employees. The BrightScope team remains nimble, hungry and dedicated to bringing transparency to the financial services marketplace.

Hours Volunteered
Craft beer drinkers
Open source contributors
Brightscope newborns
Wellness champions
401(k) Plan participants

Our Wellness Program

A healthy team is a successful team, and at BrightScope we take our health seriously.

Each employee has the opportunity to particpate in our Wellness Program and earn points and health insurance premium discounts as incentives to stay healthy. Afterall, a healthy body means a healthy mind, which equals top-notch employees and great service!

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In the News

  • Jun 30, 2015
    Average asset-weighted total plan costs for 403(b) plans dropped to 51 basis points in 2012, down from 59 basis points in 2009, said a report released Tuesday by the Investment Company Institute and BrightScope.
  • Jun 30, 2015
    “There’s no standardization,” said Brooks Herman, head of data and research at BrightScope, a company that rates and compares 401(k) plans. “There are over 600,000 401(k) plans and they’re all issuing fee disclosures in different formats.” And shorter doesn’t necessarily mean better. “I’ve seen fee disclosures up to 65 pages,” Herman said, but even some of the 5-page disclosures are not “easily consumed.”
  • Jun 26, 2015
    Fees could be higher and the services offered may be different. You can get a feel for what funds are in a plan at Brightscope’s website, and check how good your current or future 401(k) is, with this interactive tool from Bloomberg.

Giving Back

Volunteering within our community is an important facet of our mission.

Feeding America San Diego is committed to solving hunger in our community and informing the public on the issues of food insecurity, nutrition, and poverty. We fight hunger locally by working hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 56,000 children, families and seniors in need each week.

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