Miller Russell Associates Earns Prestigious CEFEX Certification for Third Year for Best Fiduciary Practices


PHOENIX (MAY 19, 2014) – Miller Russell Associates, a leading Phoenix-based independent investment and wealth management advisors, has been certified for the third consecutive year by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) to the standard “Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors.”

Miller Russell Associates was among the first investment advisors globally to successfully complete the independent certification process in 2012, and has earned the certification every year since. The CEFEX certification provides further assurance that Miller Russell Associates continually demonstrates adherence to the industry’s best fiduciary practices.

The standard describes how an investment advisor assumes the responsibility for managing a client’s overall investment management process, which includes the selection, monitoring, and de-selection of investment managers, as well as developing processes to implement investment strategies and fiduciary practices on an ongoing basis.

Miller Russell Associates has been certified for its provision of discretionary and non-discretionary investment management services for individuals, families, endowments, foundations, corporate clients, and ERISA retirement plan clients serving in both a 3(21) and/or 3(38) fiduciary role. The annual certification process involves a detailed assessment of operational data and procedures, followed by on-site interviews with key personnel. The firm is registered at, where its certificate can also be viewed.

The standard is substantiated by legislation, case law, and regulatory opinion letters from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA), Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and the Uniform Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act (MPERS) in the U.S.

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About Miller Russell Associates

Miller Russell Associates is one of the Southwest’s largest wealth management and registered investment advisory firms (RIA), headquartered in Phoenix. Independent and partner-owned, Miller Russell Associates provides investment, wealth management and tax compliance and consulting services to individuals and families, corporate retirement plans, endowments and foundations, and sovereign nations throughout the Western United States. Miller Russell Associates currently has more than $2 billion in assets under management and employs more than 40 professional and support staff. The firm has earned the prestigious CEFEX certification, an independent assessment that recognizes that the firm adheres to the industry’s best fiduciary practices. For more information, visit

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