2 Brothers
1 Idea
Lots of data.

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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

  • Nov 21, 2015
    Utilize tools such as www.brightscope.com to verify the quality, including cost, of your plan. If your plan is rated poorly, consider only saving up to the amount of your 401(k) contribution that your company matches.
  • Nov 23, 2015
    Organize and do your research. You will want to find like-minded employees or executives who are concerned about your 401(k) plan. Form a little committee and see how your plan compares to similar plans in terms of assets and employees. See BrightScope for plan comparisons.
  • Nov 17, 2015
    Yes, sector/specialty funds are likely fine if offered to sophisticated investors inside a 401(k) brokerage account, says Brooks Herman, the head of data and research at BrightScope, a San Diego-based research firm. But in the main, specialty/sector funds are probably not so prudent for the average and perhaps unsophisticated investor.

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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