June 09, 2011 | Press Releases
Securities America Receives Income Distribution Thought Leader AwardOMAHA, Neb. (June 9, 2011) Securities America has received the first Practitioner Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) for its white paper, “Capturing the Income Distribution Opportunity: A Historical Analysis of Distribution Philosophies and a Solution for Today.”
The Thought Leadership Awards were designed to promote research, scholarship and innovative thinking on retirement-income planning and management topics that contribute to the industry’s body of knowledge and the curriculum for RIIA’s Retirement Management Analyst? (RMA) designation. The white paper was published in the inaugural issue of RIIA’s Retirement Management Journal?, the first peer-reviewed publication serving the needs of financial advisors, practitioners, executives, and scholars who are interested in all topics relating to retirement-income planning and management.
“Securities America’s white paper helped to advance the retirement income industry’s body of knowledge by objectively comparing several different approaches to generating retirement income,” said Dana Anspach, CFP®, RMA, and chair of the RMJ’s Practitioner Peer Review Committee. “Rather than showing that one strategy is superior, the paper provides the professional with an excellent understanding of the risk/return trade off of each option.”
The Thought Leadership Awards program consists of two categories, the Practitioner Thought Leadership Award and the Academic Thought Leadership Award, where practitioners and scholars are recognized for their papers demonstrating excellence in original thinking and industry leadership. Practitioner authors may range from financial advisors to product development managers to marketing communications experts. Scholars may include academics from across the realm of educational institutions and financial services firms. Winners are awarded $5,000, and their papers are published in the new RMJ.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation’s eighth largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2012, based on 2011 total revenue). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.