Welcome to the home of the Retirement Management Journal and the RIIA Virtual Learning Center.
In this section of the website, you’ll find everything you need to know a out the RMJ and the VLC, both of which are designed to promote and expand the body of retirement-income knowledge.
Launched in October 2011, the Retirement Management Journal (RMJ) is the first professional journal designed to promote research, scholarship and innovative thinking on retirement-management and retirement-income topics that contribute to the profession’s and industry’s body of knowledge as well as to the curriculum for RIIA’s Retirement Management AnalystSM (RMASM) designation.
Founded in large part by the financial support of Allianz Global Investors, this peer-reviewed journal centralizes retirement-income and retirement-management papers and in doing so serves the needs of a wide cross section of professionals, including financial advisers, executives, and scholars.
The RMJSM also serves to help those who have achieved the RMASM advanced designation fulfill their continuing education requirement. Learn more about the RMA.
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The publication’s goals are to:
- Become a leading source on retirement-income and retirement-management topics for wide-cross section of professionals.
- Create a forum on the emerging and promising field of retirement income not sufficiently addressed by existing silo-based industry groups, professionals, and publications
The Retirement Management JournalSM is a publication of RIIA.
Spring 2013 Issue Now Available
This issue features many papers that will be of use and value to all retirement management professionals. Once such paper is the winner of the 2013 Thought Leadership Award for Practitioners, ”Implications of and Key Findings from Recent Society of Actuaries (SOA) Research.”
Written by Ms. Anna Rappaport, FSA,MAAA, this paper presents not only the findings of two new SOA studies but she also offers insights for advisers who want to better serve the post-retirement needs of the middle-income market. One notable highlight from the paper is her call for advisers to use holistic, process-based strategies rather than product-focused strategies when helping Americans build their retirement-income plans.
The issue also features a paper, “Retiring in an Era of Financial Repression,” written by Stefan Hofrichter, CFA, David Hollis, Hans-Jorg Naumer, Dennis Nacken, CFA, Greg Meier, and Kristina Hooper, CFP, CIMA, of Allianz Global Investors. This paper details what tools are best suited to protect assets and purchasing power during times of
We hope that you enjoy those and all the papers in this issue. And remember, there are many ways to support the Retirement Management Journal:
- Take advantage of a key RIIA member benefit: Institutional members of RIIA are able to distribute the pdf version of the RMJ to employees and associates
- In addition to your free subscription to the Retirement Management Journal, if you are an employee of a Institutional Regular Member you also get a free Individual Membership if you opt in. Benefits include the monthly eNews, priority access to the webinars, and the like
- Advertise/Sponsor: Our publication is now reaching thousands of financial advisers who hold themselves out to be retirement-income specialists. Plus, it’s read by leading executives from many firms and organizations
- Buy reprints of papers or the entire RMJ issue for your sales and marketing efforts
- Subscribe: If you are not a member of RIIA, buy a subscription.
- Contribute: If you want to help expand the body of retirement-management knowledge and advance the profession, submit your papers to us. Authors’ Guidelines.
Those interested in learning more about the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA) designation, please visit the RMA section of this site.
For the complete details about the RMA designation, please review the Manual for Compliance Officers.