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Milevsky, Madrian to Headline Retirement Income Confab

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Several hundred experts are set to gather in Indianapolis this week for the Retirement Income Industry Association’s 10th anniversary conference and gala.

The event’s keynote speaker is Moshe Milevsky, a professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business and head of the Individual Finance and Insurance Decision Centre in Toronto.

Attendees also will hear from retirement industry thought leaders like François Gadenne, co-founder and head of RIIA; Nicolas Lance, vice president of retirement income strategies for OneAmerica Financial Partners; and Wade Pfau, a professor of retirement income in the new Ph.D. program focused in this area at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

“With a focus on helping clients achieve better retirement outcomes, the conference will explore and build on RIIA concepts that have shaped retirement planning over the last 10 years,” the group said in a statement. These topics include goals-based planning, measures of fundedness and more.

On Thursday evening, the group — in cooperation with ThinkAdvisor and Research magazine for financial advisors — will present the 2015 Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award to Brigitte Madrian, who is the Aetna professor of public policy and corporate management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Her recent research has focused on boosting 401(k) participation and was featured in the September issue of the publication.

On Friday, RIIA’s Research Committee will discuss the mega-trends shaping retirement and consider the implications of key demographic, economic, social and technology trends highlighted in PwC’s Retirement Income Model when projecting forward the retirement balance sheets of people retiring today, as well as in 2025.

— Check out Brigitte Madrian’s Power of Suggestion — and How It Improved Retirement on ThinkAdvisor.