Yesterday’s blog entry reported on an e-mail that I sent to Academic Researcher Wade Pfau on April 6, 2012. Wade responded a few hours later.
He said: “Thanks for sharing. And I’ll keep plugging away at this. I’m not sure if you saw the news before, but I recently became the curriculum director for the Retirement Management Analyst designation, which focuses on the post retirement period. I was surprised to learn that CFPs don’t learn about post retirement, and their curriculum doesn’t even cover things like the Trinity study. The role of valuations in affecting SWRs will definitely find its way into the RMA curriculum.”
I responded the next day. The text of my response is set forth below.
Please take good care. You’re the best.
I will send you an e-mail when I post the articles. My intent will
obviously not be to stir things up. I just feel better if you hear
news that you might consider unpleasant coming straight from
me rather than finding out about it through some other means.
Wade responded the same day. He said: “As I am in the early stages of hoping to return to a job in the United States, I do request that you tone down a bit whatever you will be writing about me. I’m just concerned about what potential employers may see when they google my name.”
He added: “About that first email I sent you in our exchange, please under no circumstances try to summarize or excerpt from it. If you must use it, please include the entire message with nothing left out. I think that is only fair, because you will then have free reign for your rebuttal, and I won’t be around for further rebuttals to that.”