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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

  • Oct 03, 2015
    In 2013, withdrawals from 401(k) plans eclipsed new contributions by a net $11.4 billion, according to BrightScope, analyzing Department of Labor data.
  • Sep 29, 2015
    Be sure you're clear on how they're paid. Some are fee-based or fee-only, meaning they charge a flat fee. Others charge a percentage of what they manage and some are commission based. For a directory of CFPs, you can check the CFP Board's site or the Garrett Planning Network, which lists more than 300 independent, fee-only financial planners. You can also find a fee-only advisor through the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and look for an investment advisor through the Securities and Exchange Commission or the financial information company BrightScope.
  • Sep 26, 2015
    Betterment is facing an uphill climb, says Mike Alfred, chief executive officer of Brightscope, which tracks and analyzes 401(k) plans. “What they are pitching is an Apple experience for financial services. But they will find out quickly it’s a tough market to disrupt.”

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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