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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 70 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

  • Jul 20, 2016
    Nylim’s plans collectively held more than $2.4 billion in assets at the end of 2014, representing savings of between roughly 20,000 and 25,000 participants, according to Department of Labor data collected by BrightScope. Participants had invested more than $300 million in the MainStay S&P 500 Index Fund as of December 2014, or about 15% of the fund’s $2 billion in assets at the time, according to the complaint and Morningstar data.
  • Jul 21, 2016
    Over the past year, through June, the number of 401(k) plans Merrill supports grew from 34,411 to 36,164, with assets increasing from about $176 billion to nearly $209 billion and its participant base growing by about 450,000 people. Those figures include a conversion of B of A’s own plan, however. That plan had nearly 240,000 participants and represented about $20 billion in plan assets as of the end of 2014, according to Department of Labor data aggregated by BrightScope.
  • Jul 19, 2016
    For comparison, plans with between $10 million and $50 million in assets pay an average 70 bps and 90 bps for domestic and international equity mutual funds, respectively, on an asset-weighted basis, according to a joint study by the Investment Company Institute and BrightScope Inc.

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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