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 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

  • Jan 12, 2017
    At CKE employees’ retirement is funded through a $47.5 million defined contribution plan with more than 2,400 active participants, according to BrightScope data. BrightScope rates the plan as about average, faulting it for high fees, low participation and weak company support, as reported.
  • Jan 19, 2017
    As of the end of 2014, CITs held about 26% of all 401(k) plan assets, according to the most recent joint report from BrightScope and the Investment Company Institute. That figure is up from the 21% of 401(k) assets CITs held in 2012.
  • Jan 20, 2017
    Data from BrightScope puts plan assets at about $2.92 billion as of the end of 2015. Form 5500 data collected by BrightScope show that the plan had about 14,760 active participants at the time and another 4,860 participants who had left assets in the plan after retiring or leaving the company.

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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