Press Release: RIIA® Launches New Web-Based Engagement Platform

RIIA Content and News; Users Can Comment, Contribute to Discussions, List Events and Businesses

RIIA today announced the launch of a new web-based engagement platform for members and the retirement community at  The site combines ease of navigation through RIIA’s extensive retirement thought leadership and advisor resources with the ability to contribute to the site.

“The approach we have taken is a generational leap forward that reflects RIIA’s innovative thinking and engagement with our members,” said Francois Gadenne, Co-Founder, Chairman & Executive Director of RIIA.  “The site was built on a member developed, patent-pending, web-based technology platform that offers the best of a traditional website with social media-style engagement and interaction.”

The site is a resource and access point for RIIA’s 10 years of clientfocused retirement experience, insights, concepts, tools, and white papers developed by retirement industry thought leaders, academics and practitioners.  Users will benefit from timely news, perspective and insights, Retirement Management Journal article summaries, bi-weekly Virtual Learning Center Webinars and conference information.

The site also provides advisors information about RIIA’s Retirement Management Analyst® (RMA®) designation, its partnership program with Salem State University for the RMA Distance Learning Program, and a search tool for finding an RMA.

By registering on the site, users can post comments and provide perspective on articles, contribute to the RMA Discussion Forum and add retirement-related events on the calendar. RIIA members and supporters can list their company’s information directly on the site.

“The site will serve as a focal point for the extensive networks and relationships we have developed over the last decade,” added Gadenne.  “Over time, we expect it to become an increasingly important resource for retirement industry professionals for perspective, validated retirement planning knowledge, tools and concepts, practice management, and innovative ideas from both RIIA, its members and website contributors.”


About RIIA

The Retirement Income Industry Association® (RIIA®) is a not-for-profit industry association that was started in 2005 and launched publicly in February 2006 to discover, validate and teach the new realities of retirement and to do so from the perspective of “The View Across the Silos”, with the goal of achieving better retirement outcomes.  RIIA has developed the retirement body of knowledge that supports its professional designation: the Retirement Management Analyst® (RMA®).  RIIA organizes conferences and events, professional education for RMAs, publishes a peer-reviewed journal (Retirement Management Journal), offers twice-monthly retirement focused webinars through its Virtual Learning Center, manages an 8,000 person strong LinkedIn discussion group, provides research and other services to the industry and its clients.  More information about RIIA can be found at



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