Ellen Lander

Ellen Lander

Ellen Lander

Ellen is the founder of Renaissance Benefit Advisors Group. With her entire career devoted to the retirement plan industry, Ellen has gained the specialized experience and expertise in working with all types of retirement plans and in numerous areas including ERISA compliance, fiduciary management, plan design, investment analysis, contract negotiations, plan fees and analytic benchmarking.

Ellen’s experience and advocacy for the retirement plan industry has led to her involvement with several investment and retirement provider advisory boards. She is also a sought-out speaker on retirement plan fiduciary and advisor issues.

Professional Designations

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary “AIF®” designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies
  • CPFA – Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor
  • Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) designation – Allianz Global Investor Center for Behaviora
  • Finance Member of the Government Affairs Committee for the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA)

Awards and Affiliations

Ellen continues to be ranked among the country’s top retirement plan advisors and has been awarded numerous industry designations and awards. Her credentials and designations demonstrate her attainment of the highest level of experience, expertise and commitment to the retirement plan business and investment fiduciary responsibility standards.

Ellen Lander was named Plan Advisor of the Year 2019. The PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to excellence for their retirement plan sponsor clients and participants.

To qualify as a finalist, advisers were selected using a qualitative and quantitative methodology. Advisers that are selected as finalists must have a significant majority of business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans; serve as a fiduciary; have regular service delivery and client contact; and be committed to fee-based compensation.

The advisers who rise to the top in this awards program are evaluated based on their use of specific outcome-based metrics of plan success with clients, and recognized client progress toward those metrics. These finalists are also those embracing the trend of offering financial wellness and encouraging clients to use the best of automated plan designs, following trends the industry considers best practices currently, and implementing future best practices ahead of the curve.