Peng Chen, current chief executive officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Asia (ex-Japan) subsidiaries and Chairman of Dimensional SmartNest (Dimensional Retirement), is adding another title to his resume.

Chen has been appointed the Academic Curriculum Director of the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA) advanced education program, of the Retirement Income Industry Association.

The RMA designation is a retirement planning education and certification serving the financial services industry including defined contribution and retail distribution organizations, financial advisors, broker dealers, banks and insurance companies.

As Academic Curriculum Director, Chen will oversee and review the academic and scholarly direction of the evolving RMA curriculum as well as edit and review submissions of annual updates to the RMA textbook and Retirement Income Body of Knowledge, which are the foundation of the RMA program of study.

“We are thrilled to have Peng take on an additional responsibility of leadership within RIIA,” stated Francois Gadenne, executive director and chairman of the RIIA. “I now expect that he will advance the RMA curriculum and Retirement Income Body of Knowledge even more rapidly with his research background and his on-going involvement in the global retirement income industry.”

Chen joined Dimensional earlier this year. Prior to joining Dimensional, Chen served as president of Morningstar’s global investment management division.

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