The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) announced a new awards program designed to deliver “independent and objective benchmarking of excellence in communications for the industry.” Awards will be announced at the RIIA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner September 17, 2007, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
According to Francois Gadenne, RIIA’s founding chairman, the awards will focus on contributions that are most helpful to advisors. “Financial advisors are the ones who find themselves ‘between chairs’ during the industry’s dramatic transition from retirement accumulation strategies to income distribution imperatives,” explained Gadenne in a statement.
The 2007 RIIA awards include:
RIIA’s Practical Research Award, chaired by Bob Tyndall from Research magazine –for published research that has proven most practical and useful during this “between chairs” transition period.