David Blanchett, PhD, CFA, CFP®, is a Managing Director and Head of Retirement Research for PGIM DC Solutions. In this role, he develops research and innovative solutions to help improve retirement outcomes for investors. Prior to joining PGIM DC Solutions, David was the Head of Retirement Research for Morningstar Investment Management LLC. He is currently an adjunct professor of wealth management at The American College of Financial Services and was formerly a member of the executive committee for the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) and the ERISA Advisory Council (2018-2020).
David has published over 100 papers in a variety of industry and academic journals. His research has received awards from the Academy of Financial Services, the CFP Board, the Financial Analysts Journal, the Financial Planning Association, the International Centre for Pension Management, the Journal of Financial Planning, and the Retirement Management Journal. In 2021, ThinkAdvisor included him in the IA25 for "pushing the industry forward.” David earned a BS in finance and economics from the University of Kentucky, a MS in financial services from The American College of Financial Services, an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a PhD in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University.