Advisors who focus in their practices on retirement planning have been able to get a Retirement Management Analyst designation since 2009 when the Retirement Income Industry Association introduced the program. And now, the RMA has a new curriculum director: Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, according to Francois Gadenne, executive director and chairman of the RIIA.

Pfau, who holds a doctorate in economics from Princeton University, is currently associate professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. He is well known to advisors for his online newsletter and his blog, as well as his published research on pensions and retirement planning.

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