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Adams Heads to EBRI, Cooke Mintzer Takes on PLANSPONSOR

October 10, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - PLANSPONSOR Editor-in-Chief Nevin Adams will join the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) on November 1.

By PLANSPONSOR staff editors@plansponsor.com | October 10, 2011

Adams will join EBRI as Director, Education and External Relations, and Co-Director of the EBRI Center for Research on Retirement Income on that date. 

Alison Cooke Mintzer, currently Executive Editor of PLANADVISER, will assume the dual roles of Editorial Director of PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER and Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR, the flagship media brand of Asset International, Inc.   

A copy of the press release follows:

Alison Cooke Mintzer to Assume Senior Editorial Responsibilities for PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER
 
Charlie Ruffel takes on enlarged role to support Asset International's global expansion

 

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective November 1, 2011, Alison Cooke Mintzer, currently Executive Editor of PLANADVISER, will assume the dual roles of Editorial Director of PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER and Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR, the flagship media brand of Asset International, Inc.

According to Jim Casella, Chairman and CEO of Asset International – a privately-held, global provider of information and technology to institutional investors and related financial service organizations – Mintzer will replace Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief Nevin E. Adams, who is scheduled to join the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) as Director, Education and External Relations and Co-Director, Center for Research on Retirement Income.

"Since 1999, Nevin has reinforced PLANSPONSOR's position as the industry's foremost source of information to retirement plans and the employee benefits world, and he will assuredly add considerable value to EBRI," Casella said.

He continued, "Alison has worked closely with Nevin for the past eight years both as a senior writer for PLANSPONSOR and Editorial Director of PLANADVISER, which she built from inception into a significant industry presence." Casella added that she is a highly attuned to each publication's readership.

Charlie Ruffel, founder and board member of Asset International, confirmed that Mintzer is a known entity to the plan sponsor and plan advisor communities. "She is widely respected for her editorial integrity and her in-depth understanding of the many issues facing retirement and employee benefit professionals," he said.

To support Asset International's accelerated global expansion, Casella announced that Ruffel has agreed to an enlarged role as an advisor to the company. "Charlie will be instrumental in helping to enhance our profile among institutional investors and asset managers in Europe and the Pacific region, as well as the US," he said.

Casella also noted the promotion of Kevin Ng, from Senior Managing Director of Strategic Insight to Senior Vice President, Director of Retirement and Variable Annuities Research for Asset International.

About PLANSPONSOR 

PLANSPONSOR magazine, an Asset International, Inc., publication, is the nation's leading authority on retirement issues and benefits programs. PLANSPONSOR.com provides comprehensive news and commerce services dedicated solely to helping employers and financial advisers navigate the complex world of retirement plans and benefit programs on behalf of their employees or clients. For more information, see www.plansponsor.com.

About Asset International 

Asset International is a privately-held provider of information and technology to global pension funds, asset managers, financial advisers, banking service providers, and other financial institutions in the private and public sector. Its industry-leading brands include Strategic Insight, SIMFUND, Plan For Life, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, aiCIO, Global Custodian, and The Trade. The company has offices in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne and Stamford, CT.  For more information, please see www.assetinternational.com 

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