SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2015– Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN), America’s largest independent registered investment advisor1, today announced that its president and chief executive officer  Lawrence Raffone  served as a panelist for the White House Conference on Aging, which took place on Monday, July 13th, 2015.

The panel addressed Technology and the Future of Aging, and was moderated by  Jeff Zients , Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Other panelists included  Susannah Fox , Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;  Rachel Holt , Regional General Manager, East Coast, at Uber;  Tom Parkinson , Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, at Peapod LLC;  Charles Wallace , Associate Professor, Computer Science, at Michigan Technological University; and  Donna Levin , Co-Founder & VP, Policy, CSR and Global Workplace Solutions, at United States Secretary of Labor  Tom Perez  delivered the closing remarks.

The panel explored how older Americans might use new technologies, but also how companies can work with older people to deliver products and services that seniors will want to use in their daily lives. Financial Engines president and CEO  Lawrence Raffone  explained that the company is seeing elders embrace technology that supplements, rather than replaces, services provided by people.

“We’re proud to be working with the administration to highlight issues of interest to older Americans, including how technology can impact long-term financial security,” said Raffone. “Financial Engines was founded in 1996 with the purpose of providing working Americans access to high-quality retirement help through innovative technology. Today, our mission remains the same. We are committed to helping millions of employees achieve a rewarding retirement.”

The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy. The 2015 Conference focused on four areas: ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Additional information on Conference activities can be found at

About Financial Engines

Financial Engines is America’s largest independent investment advisor. We help people make the most of their retirement assets by providing professional investment management and advice. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Financial Engines was co-founded in 1996 by Nobel Prize-winning economist  Bill Sharpe . Today, we offer retirement help to more than nine million employees across 600+ companies nationwide (including 146 of the Fortune 500). Our investment methodology, combined with powerful online services, dedicated advisor center and personal attention allow us to help more Americans get on the path to a secure retirement.

Advisory and sub-advisory services provided by Financial Engines Advisors, L.L.C., a federally registered investment advisor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Financial Engines, Inc. Financial Engines does not guarantee future results.

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