Retirement Income Industry Association

The View Across The Silos

Why RIIA

RIIA® was founded in 2005 and publicly launched in February 2006 with a mission focused on:

  • Discovering the new realities of retirement
    • Retirement management is more than “New Labels on Old Wine”
  • Providing an objective and inclusive view across the business silos:
    • “The View Across the Silos®”
  • Documenting, validating and teaching its findings as part of its Retirement Body of Knowledge:
    • “The New Wealth and Consumption Planning(sm)”

Boomer demographics drive “The Three Disruptions”(sm) for the financial industry:

  • The presence of client risks and needs not addressed by traditional investment management
  • Solutions that exist outside of the traditional investment management business models
  • Academic justifications that expand beyond the traditional focus on Wealth

RIIA’s culture brings the financial industry together with a unique “View Across Silos®” creating an unbiased forum for the discovery of the emerging “Wealth and Consumption Management(sm)” best practices, including:

  • The Retirement Management Journal® – RMJ®
  • The Virtual Learning Center webinars
  • The Retirement Management Analyst® (RMA®) Designation
  • RIIA’s Market insights (RMI)

RIIA’s delivers:

  • The empirical validation of academic and industry solutions, processes and products
  • The publication of solutions that pass the vetting process, and
  • The education of consumers and advisors about the proper use of theses solutions

Open discussions

Advanced education

Market insights and research

Thought leadership

RIIA members span the entire industry and include banks, insurers, mutual fund companies, brokerage houses, financial advisors and distributors, plan sponsors, researchers, technology companies, marketing firms, academics, and industry media.