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The Desktop Reference 2015 : To the Riia(r) Rma(r) Curriculum Book, 2013: 5th Edition

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This book provides a desktop reference of glossary terms and key best practices to complement the RMA Curriculum Book, which provides an advanced education combining a scientifically-based and practitioner-developed, retirement-income planning curriculum in support of earning the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA) designation. The RMA designation, created by the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), is a rigorous educational and ethics training that focuses on building the retirement plan to mitigate risks and to master the retirement-planning advisory process. Financial professionals who take and pass the examination to earn 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. This book is intended for financial professionals, including: asset managers, licensed agents and representatives of broker/dealers, registered investment advisors, and certified financial advisors (both in the retail and the employer-sponsored plan sectors). These professionals can expect this book to help them: - Organize their thoughts about their clients' financial situations - Reach conclusions about their clients' retirement-income needs - Recommend appropriate retirement-income plans - Explain why the plans make sense - Implement the plans by changing the clients' allocations to risk-management techniques, thus enabling them to purchase a better mix of products - Take the examination for RIIA's RMA designation The focus of the book is to "Build a Floor and Create Upside Potential." Most investment professionals specialize in managing client assets, with an eye toward maximizing accumulation during the clients' working lives. The duties of Retirement Management Professionals, however, are broader. These advisors need to manage their clients' complete household balance sheet assets and liabilities as well as the matching cash flows, with an eye toward minimizing a broad range of risks during their clients' retirements. RIIA developed a hub-and-spoke framework to organize retirement-income solutions. The framework has seven chapters - a hub, five spokes and an integrative process. The client is the hub, and the spokes are the steps in a process of integration and monitoring. RIIA calls them "spokes" rather than "steps" for two reasons. First, they represent a cyclical process of interaction with the client that has no specific beginning or end. Secondly, each one strengthens the relationship between advisor and client. The objective is to identify the proper, client-matched strategies that will build a floor and create upside potential. RIIA assumes that, during retirement, clients will need a customized level of income ("a floor") from guaranteed or low-risk sources, as well as the potential for growth through exposure to risky assets (the "upside"). One size does not fit all. Building a portfolio for retirement income isn't necessarily harder than building a portfolio for asset accumulation, but it does require a deeper assessment of the client's needs. The investment of more time at the beginning of the relationship can pay off, however, in the creation of satisfied clients whose assets will be "stickier" and who will bring additional advisory opportunities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 9.65mm | 480.81g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514601990
  • 9781514601990

About Francois Gadenne

This is not the book of a single voice announcing change, disruption and innovation; it offers many voices that not only announce what is coming but also live it, and earn a living from it, on a daily basis. The primary author is Francois Gadenne, but section authors include: Craig Adamson Dana Anspach Tamara Burden Sean Ciemiewicz Dirk Cotton David Grand Michael Lonier Brett Machtig John Mulligan G. Bradley Owen Christine G. Russell Kerry Uffman Judy Zaiken Mike Zwecher Mr. Gadenne, RMA, CFA, is Co-founder, Chairman and Executive Director of the Retirement Income Industry Association, (RIIA). RIIA was founded in 2006 to help solve the retirement problem by: -Discovering the new realities of retirement -Providing an objective and inclusive view across the business silos -Developing its findings into innovative solutions This problem and its matching Boomer demographics drive three fundamental disruptions for the financial industry: -The presence of client risks and needs not addressed by traditional investment management -Solutions that exist outside of traditional investment management business models -Academic justifications and practice validations that expand beyond the traditional focus on wealth RIIA's unique culture brings the retirement-income industry together with a View Across Silos creating an unbiased forum offering: -Diverse discussions (Events, Publications) -Advanced advisor education -Market insight and research -Consumer thought leadership 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. One of RIIA's key roles is to vet retirement solutions, processes, and products, publish those that pass the vetting process, and educate advisors about their proper use. For over 30 years, Francois has led teams that build successful technology solutions for the financial industry. His background combines a history of entrepreneurship, experience at financial service organizations, and corporate strategy consulting."show more