The Retirement Income Industry Association on Thursday honored the winners of its annual Excellence in Retirement Income Communications Award, Thought Leadership Award, Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award, Market Insight Research Award, Excellence in Continuing Education Award and its new Consumer Advocate Award.
The RIIA Awards Committee consists of highly regarded industry editors and publishers who come together once a year to select what they deem as the communications materials, advertising, marketing and research initiatives that stand out across the industry. The winners demonstrate excellence and innovation in communications and applied retirement research that make a real impact on consumers looking to the retirement income industry for guidance in creating a secure lifestyle after leaving the workplace.
The 2012 Excellence in Retirement Income Communications award winners were:
Retail Retirement Income Communications Award (sponsored by InvestmentNews)
T. Rowe Price for "Practice Retirement" videos.
J.P. Morgan for "Guide to Retirement"
The Retirement Income Client Education Award (sponsored by SourceMedia)
Pacific Life for The Retirement Advisor Confidence Index
2012 Thought Leadership Awards (sponsored by Allianz Global Investors):
David Blanchett, Marciej Kowara and Peng Chen for "Optimal Withdrawal Strategy for Retirement Income Portfolios.”
Wade D. Pfau for "Choosing a Retirement Income Strategy: Outcome Measures and Best Practices" and "Choosing a Retirement Income Strategy: A New Evaluation Framework."
In addition to the communications and thought leadership awards, special recognition for The Consumer Advocate was presented to John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group Inc.
Economist James Poterba, the Mitsui Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received special recognition for achievement in applied retirement research (sponsored by Research Magazine).
Previous winners of the award include Richard Thaler, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2011); Olivia Mitchell, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (2010); Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University (2009); Moshe Milevsky, executive director of The IFID Centre and associate professor at York University (2008), and Boston University Professor Zvi Bodie (2007).