What is RIIA?
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.
Grow Your Business With The View Across Silos
RIIA's mission is to bring the retirement income industry together with a unique
View Across Silos creating an unbiased forum offering diverse discussions, advanced education, market insight and research, comprehensive data, standards as well as thought leadership for successful retirement income management. 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.
Deriving from this positioning, RIIA's key Value-Proposition is that members see, understand and manage disruptions before other people because we are not vested in a specific status-quo.
This approach offers members a critical time-to-market advantage through programs and benefits such as:
Retirement Management Journal (RMJ): A peer-reviewed publication with a View Across the Silos designed to centralize retirement income and retirement management articles while broadening and deepening the retirement income industry's body of knowledge and thought leadership. In fact, winners of the Practitioner and Academic Thought Leadership Awards have their papers published in the RMJ.
Thought Leadership Awards: Recognizes practitioner and academic authors of papers who demonstrate excellence in original thinking and industry leadership.
Excellence in Communications Awards: Sponsored by several of RIIA's Media Partners, the awards recognize the retirement income marketing
& communications initiatives, programs and materials that are unique, innovative, and effective.
Market Insight Program: A research platform that identifies present and future disruptions in pre-retired and retired consumer finances that ripple through the net sales performance of distributors and product manufacturers acting as a catalyst to reconfigure business operating models, both now and in the future.
Retirement Management Analyst (RMA) Designation: An advanced education offering scientifically based, rigorous retirement income planning curriculum and examination. Individuals earning the RMA designation are uniquely prepared to deliver retirement income solutions and services to clients who want a secure income stream and ongoing professional management throughout their retirement years.
Networking and Learning Events:
Join the leaders and innovators across the industry at RIIA's Spring (March) and Fall (October) Conferences.
"RIIA conferences are more eclectic and less parochial than others, as its motto -
"the view across the silos" - would suggest. To be more precise: a more networking-driven mix of executives and entrepreneurs, political mavericks and compulsive students-of-the-income-game can't be found at any other conference in this space."
~ Kerry Pechter, Editor, Retirement Income Journal.