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Partnership Targets Adviser Education and Innovation

Voya and the American College of financial Services announced a new partnership aimed at directly supporting advisers and boosting client satisfaction and retention.

By PLANADVISER staff editors@assetinternational.com | December 07, 2016

As part of its recently launched Voya Retirement University for Advisors program, Voya Investment Management is partnering with The American College of Financial Services to provide financial advisers with educational programs and resources to help them become better equipped to have retirement conversations with their clients.  

The American College of Financial Services is a nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. The college serves as a business partner and training specialist supporting banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others.

Jake Tuzza, managing director and head of intermediary distribution at Voya Investment Management, says the educational services provided via the partnership will help advisers address the latest trends in interest rates, market risks, rising health care costs and changes associated with social safety nets.

“Advisers need access to informed and progressive ideas to truly differentiate themselves and demonstrate their value,” he notes. “We want to make sure we're cultivating those best ideas and best practices as well as making them readily available to advisers.”

In addition to providing access to webinars, seminars and white papers, the partnership will offer a specific designation titled Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) to help advisers differentiate themselves in the retirement income space.

“The RICP designation focuses on relevant and practical content that helps advisers hone their skills in the retirement income planning process,” Tuzza concludes. “As part of this partnership, Voya is sponsoring a unique offer in which advisors can preview the type of education they will receive by enrolling in the RICP designation.”

Additional information is available at www.RetirementU.voya.com