SOURCE: Retirement Income Industry Association

November 19, 2008 10:00 ET

IIR and the Retirement Income Industry Association Present the 5th Annual Managing Retirement Income Conference in 2009

Creating Solutions to Protect Against Downside Risk; Adapting Strategies to Preserve Retirement Income in a Shifting Economy

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - Adapting strategies to create new retirement income solutions for Americans during a critical and volatile time is the focus of the 5th Annual Conference on Managing Retirement Income (MRI). Produced by the Institute for International Research with exclusive endorsement from the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), the event will take place February 9 through February 12, 2009 at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA.

"Today, it's more vital than ever that the industry work across silos to develop innovative solutions to meet the retirement income challenges of today's and tomorrow's pre-retirees and retirees," stated Francois Gadenne, Executive Director and Chairman of RIIA. "We must work to protect against downside risk and adapt strategies to preserve retirement income in a shifting, volatile economy. The MRI conference is the place where such strategies and solutions will be shared, discussed and debated."

In addition to hearing remarks from Gadenne, many prestigious companies, educators, and researchers will share their ideas on how to succeed and thrive in the evolving retirement income business. These speakers include experts from Employee Benefits Research Institute, LPL Financial, Oppenheimer Funds, LIMRA International, Genworth, Deloitte Consulting, Fidelity, MassMutual, American Century Investments, DWS Investments, ING Wealth Management and many more.

For complete information, go to www.iir-retirement.com to register and to download the full agenda. Discounts are available for early registration.

About the Retirement Income Industry Association (www.riia-usa.org)

RIIA's mission as a national not-for-profit organization is to bring the retirement income industry together with a "View Across Silos" to develop the products, processes and advisory services Americans need to create a secure retirement. Because RIIA members span the entire industry -- banks, insurers, mutual fund companies, brokerage houses, financial advisors and distributors, plan sponsors, researchers, technology, marketing, academics, and media -- they create a forum for sharing the freshest outlooks, the most modern thinking, the latest research and the newest product development within the realm of retirement income. This unique view provides investors and advisors with unbiased perspectives on key retirement income issues.

About the Institute for International Research

The 5th Annual Conference on Managing Retirement Income is produced by the Institute for International Research (www.iirusa.com). Founded in 1973, IIR produces Annual, Large Scale and Guru Events, featuring the most sought-after experts in Customer Service, Finance & Investment, Health Care, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing & New Product Development, Pharmaceuticals, and Telecommunications. With every IIR event, participants find access to winning ideas and proven strategies capable of taking business to new levels of success.

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