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FT 401 Award

Eric Pettis Named to The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors List of 2015

Harrisburg, PA - July 7, 2015 -

Comprehensive Financial Associates congratulates President Eric Pettis, AIF® on being named to the inaugural Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors. Selected from nearly 650 qualified advisors, these plan advisors bring an average of over 18 years of experience to their role and manage an average of over $700 million in defined contribution plan assets.

"I am honored to receive recognition by the Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors," said Pettis. "With the help of my clients, I'm able to approach opportunities in a proactive manner and create strong relationships that are built on trust and mutual respect."

As president of Comprehensive Financial Associates, Pettis brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is dedicated to identifying opportunities that help clients succeed.

Pettis earned a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg University. He is a Registered Principal and OSJ (Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction) Supervisor for Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. He specializes in qualified retirement plans for companies as well as personal financial services. He currently works with over 350 companies in servicing their business retirement plans. Having recently received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, Pettis is active in all levels of retirement plan management.

About Comprehensive Financial Associates, Inc.

Comprehensive Financial Associates, Inc. is an independent financial services firm. Our goal is to find objective solutions to help our clients grow, preserve, and protect their wealth. We are conservative by nature, and believe a relationship between a client and advisor is a lifelong endeavor built on trust and mutual respect.

We appreciate the continued support from our ongoing relationships and look forward to providing solutions for many years to come. We are proud of our business and approach to serving our clients. Contact us if you would like to discuss your plan or explore additional ways in which we can assist you.

For more information contact:

Eric Pettis, AIF® ( - President. Phone: 717-652-2070, Address: 2090 Linglestown Road, Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Methodology for this award:

The Financial Times set minimum criteria for applicants: financial advisors managing at least $25 million in assets in DC plans, and for whom DC plans represent at least 20% of their total AUM.

We contacted plan advisors that we identified with our data partner, Broadridge Financial Solutions, as potential candidates. We also contacted financial advisors whose names we obtained directly from the largest U.S. broker-dealers. And we invited these financial advisors to fill out a brief application. Only those who applied were considered.

We graded advisors on eight broad factors and calculated a numeric score for each advisor. Areas of consideration include: AUM in DC plans; degree of specialization in DC plan advising; growth in DC plan AUM; growth in number of DC plans advised; average participation rate in advised DC plans; years of experience as a DC plan advisor, industry certifications (CFP®, AIF®, etc.), and compliance record.

The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (May, 2015). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's performance in eight primary areas, including: DC plan assets under management; DC plan assets as a percentage of overall AUM; growth in DC plan AUM; growth in DC plans advised; DC plan employee participation; professional designations; experience; and compliance record. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and Comprehensive Financial Associates, Inc. are not affiliated.