Empower Retirement selects Quovo to enhance digital account services

Empower Retirement selects Quovo to enhance digital account services


Retirement investors to benefit from better information to help improve decision-making

Empower Retirement, the nation's second largest retirement service provider1 , today announced it has selected Quovo, a leading financial data platform, to offer enhanced account connectivity services to Empower's 8.3 million retirement plan participants.

Data services supplied by Quovo will enable Empower to further provide participants with a comprehensive view of all their financial accounts from a variety of outside institutions, including investments, banks, loans and insurance providers.

Integrating Quovo's rich data to enhance its existing offerings will allow Empower to offer a state-of-the-art, seamless experience for individuals using the award-winning Empower Participant Experience to manage their retirement assets.

"A more scalable and automated means of viewing one's assets enables individuals and their advisors to make financial planning decisions based on better information," said Edmund F. Murphy III, President of Empower Retirement. "Quovo is the market leader in providing these services and, with their expanded toolsets, we believe this partnership helps to bring a new level of retirement and overall financial planning to our participants."

"Empower and Quovo share a common goal of equipping consumers with robust data so they can make healthier financial decisions," said Lowell Putnam, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quovo. "By offering our account aggregation capabilities through the Empower platform, millions of Americans will now be able to construct a holistic view of their financial picture and better prepare for retirement."

Earlier this month Empower announced the launch of My Total Retirement, an end-to-end advice and planning solution for plan participants designed to help an individual from the goal-setting stage at the start of their career through a withdrawal strategy that's implemented when their working years conclude.

Leveraging Quovo's capabilities, Empower will pull real-time data from all of a participant's income sources, savings and investment accounts and integrate those factors with demographic data into a planning experience using the input of investment professionals and Empower proprietary technology.

About Empower Retirement

Headquartered in metro Denver, Empower Retirement administers $529 billion in assets for more than 8.3 million participants2. It is the nation's second-largest retirement plan record keeper by total participants (Pensions & Investments, April 2017). Empower serves all segments of the employer-sponsored retirement plan market: government 457 plans, small, midsize, and large corporate 401(k) clients, non-profit 403(b) entities and private-label recordkeeping clients. For more information, please visit www.Empower-retirement.com.

About Quovo

Quovo is a data platform providing insights and connectivity for millions of financial accounts across thousands of institutions. With industry-leading APIs, modular applications, and enterprise solutions, Quovo helps deepen relationships by better connecting institutions and advisors to their clients' financial lives. Today, hundreds of institutions, thousands of advisors, and millions of end-users rely on Quovo's technology for account aggregation, bank authentication, and ongoing insights to build better financial futures. To find out how Quovo can help you, visit www.quovo.com.

Media Contact:

Empower: Stephen Gawlik — 303-737-0899 (office), 617-417-4408 (cell)

Quovo: Hayden Pirkle — 848-220-6414

Learn More

To learn more about how we’re empowering plan sponsors and their participants to be more engaged in their retirement plans than ever before, call us at 800-719-9914.

1 Pensions & Investments, April 2017

2 As of December 31, 2017: Information refers to the retirement business of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWL&A) and its subsidiaries, including Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (GWL&A of NY). Of the total $557.1B assets under administration for the total retirement, insurance, and individual annuity business of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, $14.8B represents the AUA of GWL&A of NY. AUA do not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. As of 12/31/17, GWL&A assets total $62B and liabilities total $60B. As of 12/31/16, GWL&A of NY assets total $2.0B and liabilities total $1.9B.