Guy Hocker

President of Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists


Guy Hocker leads Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists as its president. Prior to joining Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists, Guy held the role of president and COO of Benefit Planning, Inc., the Los Angeles office of National Investment Managers, Inc., a publicly held company. He previously performed as an ERISA lawyer for more than a decade, including substantial Internal Revenue Service/Department of Labor submissions and negotiations; complex plan designs (defined benefits/defined contribution combinations); niche designs (prevailing wage and non-profit); and comprehensive experience with qualified plan compliance practice management.

Guy is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) and the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, and is an associate member of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (403(b) emphasis). His professional designations include ASPPA Certified Pension Consultant and ASPPA Associate Professional Member. He frequently speaks at industry events and has served as president of the Los Angeles NIPA chapter.

Guy earned his law degree from William Howard Taft University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Walter Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a licensed member of the California bar.

Affiliated Entities
Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists may provide third-party administrative services (TPA) to clients of financial advisors, who are affiliated with its family of broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisers. Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists is part of Cetera Financial Group®. Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists and its related entities operate independently, and there is no requirement for retirement plan clients of Cetera Financial Group firms to engage with Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists.

About Cetera Financial Group
Cetera Financial Group® is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, familes, and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. As the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors and a leading provider of investment programs to financial institutions, Cetera Financial Group provides award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and Registered Investment Adviser services, and innovative technology to its family of broker-dealer firms nationwide.

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