Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Of our panel of 301 RICP® designation holders, 154 responded to our survey about the value of earning the designation. Of that group, 131 (85.1%) were advisors and 23 (14.9%) held other roles related to retirement income planning. Notably, almost everyone (99.2%) thought that the designation had made them better at their job and that the industry would benefit from more advisors earning an RICP® designation (98.2%). Most advisors also indicated that the program changed the way they do retirement income planning. Approximately 70% of the advisors reported that their retirement income practice has expanded as a result of completing the program (some indicated that they were not looking to expand their practice).