Brenau Selects TIAA-CREF as Sole Recordkeeper of Retirement Plans

Sep 1, 2014
Brenau Staff

TIAA-CREF announced today that Brenau has selected the company to be sole record keeper of its retirement program.

Senior Vice President for Administration and CFO David Barnett
Senior Vice President for Administration and CFO David Barnett

Working with Cannon Financial Strategists of Athens, Georgia, the university completed a thorough review of its retirement plans. TIAA-CREF was already the recordkeeper of Brenau’s 403(b) plan, and now has assumed responsibility for Brenau’s 401(k) plan as well.

“When all of your financial advisors tell you that they would like to have the option of placing their personal assets with TIAA-CREF, making such a decision is fairly easy,” said Dr. David L. Barnett, Brenau University’s chief financial officer.

“We are excited Brenau is consolidating the recordkeeping of their 401(k) plan with TIAA-CREF,” said David Ray, head of sales for TIAA-CREF’s full-service defined contribution recordkeeping business. “We’ve served Brenau for more than 40 years and look forward to years of continued success.”

The new agreement streamlines Brenau’s retirement plans management by allowing TIAA-CREF to recordkeep approximately $33 million in combined retirement assets in both the 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

Brenau employees will be able to take advantage of TIAA-CREF’s open-architecture platform to select from a variety of professionally managed, cost-effective and customized investment options. Cannon Financial Strategists will also provide on-site financial education and advice for employees.

University employees participating in the plan will have access to a diversified set of investment options, including TIAA-CREF annuities, which help provide guaranteed lifetime income in retirement, and mutual funds.