Overview

hand-benifits-logoHand Benefits & Trust, a BPAS company, is a state-chartered trust company regulated by the Texas Department of Banking. We provide institutional trust services including administration, valuation, and accounting for Collective Investment Funds. These funds are valued daily and can be submitted for trading through the National Securities Clearing Corporation’s (NSCC)/DTCC Platform.

At Hand Benefits & Trust (HB&T), we believe in a culture of fiduciary responsibility, which is essential to the long-term success of our clients.

Key Features

  • Trustee Services
  • Fund Administration Services
  • Transfer Agency Services

Designed For

Collective Investment Funds are for the exclusive use of qualified retirement plans. The concept is to lower costs and achieve economies of scale by combining the assets of many qualified retirement plans, while avoiding the high transaction costs created by retail investors. These pooled funds are grouped together into a master trust account under the control of HB&T, which acts as trustee, administrator, and transfer agent.

Additional Reading

Hand Benefits & Trust has been providing employee benefit trust services since 1963 and has been administering pooled Collective Investment Funds since 1964. Most all of HB&T’s Collective Investment Funds are sub-advised by outside Registered Investment Advisors who are responsible for the distribution of these investment vehicles within the qualified plan marketplace.

Hand Benefits & Trust established the Hand Composite Employee Benefit Trust on May 1, 1964. It provided a trust in which the assets of employee benefit plans—qualified under Section 401(a), 414(d), or 403(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code—could be commingled, pursuant to the Composite Trust, for purposes of broad investment diversification.

Collective funds offer a variety of advantages for plan participants, plan sponsors, and retirement service providers. These include:

  • Low expense ratios and transparent pricing
  • Flexibility in fund holdings
  • Transparency in fund holdings
  • Simplified tracking

Want to Learn More?

Sales & Marketing:

Stephen Hand | 713-744-3826 | shand@bpas.com

Fund Operations & Compliance:

Kathy Harvey | 713-744-3839 | kharvey@bpas.com

For more information regarding our collective investment fund offerings, click here.