We translate the activities of the investment advisors, money managers, custodial bank, transition managers and the actuary into an accessible format—enabling trustees and fiduciaries to make properly-informed decisions with absolute confidence.

Independent Institutional Pension Consulting

The Hackett Group is an independent institutional pension consulting firm and a Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA), registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm provides customized investment counsel and consulting services to retirement plan sponsors. The Hackett Group is the successor firm to Washington Hackett, Smith & Company (WHS)—the groundbreaking organization founded 25 years ago as the nation’s first minority-owned pension consulting firm. The Hackett Group is 100% Woman and Minority owned.




Independent and Conflict-Free

We provide fully transparent independent investment consulting services free from any conflicts of interest. We view ourselves as an extension of the Board, acting as supporting fiduciaries to the plan. We do not accept fees or remuneration from money managers or other third parties; nor do we use any proprietary products. Our only source of revenue is fees from our clients— directly aligning our best interests with theirs.