There is perhaps no greater financial issue facing an entire generation of Americans than the issue of creating durable, inflation-adjusted retirement income that can last 30 years or more in retirement. RIIA was founded by 29 institutional members in 2006 to provide a view across the business silos in order to shape the future of the retirement industry to better serve the millions of Americans facing retirement income security challenges.
The founding members felt that existing associations were generally lobbying-focused, and too frequently represented only the interests of a narrow segment, product or silo of the industry. They felt that creating RIIA and belonging to RIIA were necessary action steps to discover the new realities, develop innovative solutions, and deliver better advisory processes within the realm of retirement management and retirement income.
RIIA membership demonstrates to clients and business partners your serious focus on the business of retirement management and retirement income. RIIA has both institutional (companies) members as well as individual (advisors) members with membership exceeding 1,000 members and growing rapidly.
A Message from Francois Gadenne:
2013 marked an important transition for RIIA. The nature of this transition mirrors building and sailing a new, one-design racer in which the keel must be built first in order to add a mast to support a sail large enough to propel you forward. Those of you who read last month’s eNews may remember the sentence: “You need to do it right before you do it big.”
RIIA is doing it big with our Advanced Education, Market Insight research platform, the RMJ and Virtual Learning Center, as well as our unique Events and Conferences. Having the RMA books and, soon, RMJ issues on Amazon shows that RIIA content or “keel” is substantial enough to raise our mast and spread our sails. The sales on Amazon prove that RIIA is moving forward and accelerating.
You can help spread the message. You can improve and grow your own retirement business. You can be a leader. Because nothing says Happy Holidays better than a RIIA membership and the newly wrapped RMA Curriculum Book given to friends, family, colleagues, clients and prospects — right?
~Best Wishes For a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy New Year~