Mid Atlantic is pleased to announce its new business partnership with Financial Consulting Group. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Germantown, Tennessee, FCG serves professional practices, private businesses, individuals, and the banking community. Led by its co-founders and partners Dennis Plyler and Lloyd Crawford, FCG offers retirement planning and consulting, deferred compensation and executive benefits programs, investment fiduciary consulting services, community bank services, and individual financial planning.
“Our strength is the fact that our firm and personnel [all have] a lot of experience in the retirement plan area, from . . . a legal, accounting, and investment perspective,” says Plyler. “So we bring pretty much a turn-key approach to retirement plans.”
In addition to being staffed with seasoned financial professionals, Plyler credits FCG’s lower fee structure in helping attract and retain clients. “They know we’ll bring value at a good cost,” he says.
Due to the acquisition of its previous broker-dealer, FCG decided to seek out a new broker-dealer better able to understand and support its practice. It was quickly determined that Mid Atlantic’s expertise in the retirement planning field offered the most practical solutions and is what primarily led FCG to come aboard. FCG will function mainly as 401(k), ESOP, and KSOP consultants and conduct 3(21) consulting business through MAFM.
Mid Atlantic would like to heartily congratulate Erin Fischer, Vice President and General Counsel, for her outstanding achievement in being named as a 2014 40 Under 40 honoree by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP). Since its inception 16 years ago, the 40 Under 40 program annually recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who utilize their creativity, vision, and passion to enrich the Pittsburgh region.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be part of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40″, said Ms. Fischer. “Since returning to Pittsburgh about ten years ago, I’ve seen a marked change in the vibrancy and development of the city. It has been and continues to be my goal to contribute to that.”
This year’s honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from a nomination pool of more than 225 candidates comprised of former winners, business professionals, and civic leaders. Winners get chosen based on a demonstrated record of outstanding professional achievement, community impact, and volunteer leadership.
As a city resident, one of Ms. Fischer’s main passions is mentoring Pittsburgh youth. She has been involved in programs working with groups ranging from students at the downtown Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) School, to law students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, to young lawyers in practice. Ms. Fischer is also on the board of Our Clubhouse, an organization in Pittsburgh’s Strip District dedicated to providing support to families and friends of those affected by cancer.
Ms. Fischer came to Mid Atlantic this past August after 10 years with McGuireWoods LLP, a large regional law firm with an office in Pittsburgh. Though her career with Mid Atlantic is just getting started, she views the company as a great fit for her.
“I’m excited to have recently joined MACG”, said Ms. Fischer, “not only because of the career challenge, but also because it is a company dedicated to changing the community for the better.”