Retirement Plan Consultants

Employer sponsored Retirement Plan Specialists

Enhanced Participant Education Services

Axio Consulting Group believes that the cornerstone of a successful retirement plan is employee education. Our comprehensive Education and Enrollment Services are designed to inform individuals about the important details of the plan and provide guidance on how to optimize their retirement savings.

Investment Fiduciary Services

Axio Consulting Group makes day-to-day plan investment responsibilities manageable by acting as either an ERISA 3(21) Investment Adviser or 3(38) Investment Manager.  As an Investment Fiduciary, Axio is designed to manage all responsibilities associated with retirement plan investments.

fiduciary guidance

Properly fulfilling fiduciary duties associated with a retirement plan can be time consuming and complex. Axio's partnership approach provides both Advisors and Sponsors with the guidance necessary to navigate any fiduciary issues they may face.

Are You A Fiduciary?

Axio Can Guide You

As a 3(21) Co-Fiduciary, we provide an investment policy statement template, guidance with respect to asset classes, and a list of approved investment options. The Plan Sponsor retains the final decision-making authority.

Axio Can Take Charge

As a 3(38) Fiduciary, we take full discretionary authority to make investment decisions within the plan, relieving the plan sponsor and other plan fiduciaries from responsibilities associated with the investment decisions.

Investment Policy Statement development and management

Build a menu of investments suitable for retirement plan assets

Defined investment management process tailored to provide long-term competitive returns

Prudently monitor plan investments for material changes in performance and fees

Communicate with other plan service providers to facilitate seamless plan operation

Quarterly Investment Monitoring Reports and Annual Fiduciary Updates on plan performance

reliable investment management

Independent Investment Adviser

Axio Consulting Group is a Registered Investment Adviser utilizing an open architecture investment platform.

No Third-party

We no not receive any compensation associated with the investment options we offer.


Unbiased, fee-only investment advice provides fee transparency and no hidden agendas.

The Axio Investment PRocess

In accordance with the Investment Policy Statement, Axio follows a defined investment management process designed to provide competitive long-term returns. These investment options adhere to established style benchmarks while avoiding excessive turnover of funds based on short-term performance criteria. This results in a diverse set of investment options meeting our exacting standards.

For more information about the Axio Investment Process, call 803.851.1935


Review plan demographics and evaluate risk-return trade-off

Identify Investment Option Universe

Define Appropriate Asset Classes

Screen Available Funds Using Quantitative Metrics

Refine Funds By Screening with Qualitative Metrics

Design investment menu of approved and appropriate funds


investment menu Reviewed Quarterly

review includes quantitative and qualitative metrics

Funds Not Meeting Requirements Are Flagged

additional Due Diligence executed to identify any material changes

Flagged Funds Are Either Placed On "Watch List" or Removed


Funds remain on “Watch List” for a pre-determined time frame

If criteria is met while on “Watch List”, it is restored to “Approved List”

Funds continuing to not meet criteria are removed completely

A suitable fund is identified as replacement

Service Features

Investment Policy
Statement Development

The Investment Policy Statement is the outline for a retirement plan’s investment goals, objectives, and constraints.

Quarterly Monitoring Report

The Quarterly Monitoring Report delivers transparent reporting to the plan sponsor regarding changes in fund selections, recommendations, and actions taken to improve the quality of the investment menu.

Annual Plan Health Updates

Plan health updates provide an annual snapshot of plan performance. It covers employee utilization, investment returns, fee benchmarking, and additional information for successful retirement plan management.

Fiduciary Guidance

As a fiduciary partner, Axio is available to provide Sponsor and Advisor support relating to any investment-related regulatory questions.

Contact Axio consulting group

Let us partner with you in managing your retirement plan investments.