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

  • Feb 04, 2016
    Now, there is good news for 401(k) participants. According to Bright Scope, a company that lends transparency to opaque markets, 401(k) costs are going down. This means more money for the very group the 401(k) is meant to benefit—its contributors (also known as participants).
  • Jan 28, 2016
    “In 90 percent of the cases, there is a complaint from an employee on which we at the DOL must act,” Langone said. “In other cases, our EFAST2 system pulls up red flags such as delinquent distributions, dishonest behavior or no bonding. We also have access to BrightScope (an independent provider of retirement plan ratings and analytics).

    “When we review plans, we want to make sure the compliance is there and that the people responsible are aware of their fiduciary responsibility and making decisions that are in the best interests of the plan participants.”
  • Jan 27, 2016
    Winning small accounts doesn’t necessarily earn Betterment bragging rights, according Mike Alfred, co-founder of BrightScope, Inc., a company that rates 401(k) business.

    “I think it’s really easy to win small plan business.” On the other hand, “The fact that the larger providers don’t want to do it creates an opportunity to go into the market where a lot of big legacy players don’t want to play,” says Alfred.

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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