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Rob Austin

Rob is the Director of Research for the Health & Wealth Solutions business for Alight Solutions. In this role, Rob examines participant behavior to bring data and insights to clients to help them improve their benefit plans and communication materials.

Rob first began working in the industry in 1998 as a pension actuary and retirement consultant. He is particularly focused on financial wellness and behavioral finance issues as they related to defined contribution and 401(k) plans.

Rob is considered a leading expert on retirement issues and often appears in top media outlets including Wall Street Journal, NPR, Bloomberg, Forbes, US news and World Report, CNN Money, USA Today, ABC News, CBS News, Yahoo Finance, Pensions and Investments, and Benefits Quarterly. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.