Ned Taylor is an executive director and senior principal for the Hyas Group and is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships. With over 20 years of experience in the investment services industry, he offers clients a broad perspective on retirement plan design, plan administration and recordkeeping, participant education, compliance testing and government reporting, and investment advisory support. His areas of expertise include strategic education, implementing retirement plan strategies, and optimizing outcomes for participants. Ned began his career in the defined contribution industry as a participant services representative and he continues to combine this skill set with his expertise on general investing, new industry products and services, and observations of the effectiveness of these new features, in the development of participant education for employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Prior to joining the Hyas Group, Mr. Taylor worked at The Standard for more than a decade in a variety of roles. As the Western Regional Service Manager, he built a team of 14 relationship managers spread across five offices and oversaw the recordkeeping conversion of more than 1,400 plans through multiple acquisitions. As the Key Account relationship manager at Standard Retirement Services, he worked directly with the largest and most complex retirement plan Boards ranging from $5million to over $1 billion in plan assets on customized advisory solutions for pension and defined contribution plans, recordkeeping, as well as employee services, including participant education and communications. Prior to The Standard, he worked at Columbia Funds for over five years as an institutional investment consultant with clients ranging from full-service retirement plans to large, single discipline separate account relationships.
Mr. Taylor earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and religious studies from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He is a FINRA Series 65 holder, a former FINRA Series 6 and 63 license-holder and served on the Board of the Portland Chapter of Western Pension & Benefits from 2012-2019. He speaks regularly at industry events and is considered well versed in a variety of retirement plan topics, from plan design to fee equality.