SOURCE: Retirement Income Industry Association

January 22, 2008 08:27 ET

The Retirement Income Industry Association's Managing Retirement Income Conference Features Innovative Business Leaders, Financial Advisors, Academics

Leading Industry Event to Be Held February 11-13, 2008 in Miami, FL

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - A complete picture of the retirement income landscape that spans product and industry silos can only be found at the 4th Annual Conference on Managing Retirement Income (MRI). Hosted by the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), the industry's leading event devoted to retirement income issues will be held from February 11 - 13, 2008 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, FL.

Says Paul Fichera, Program Committee Chair, "This conference brings together more top executives, financial advisors, academics and researchers than any other industry gathering."

Over 300 participants will take home strategies to create and deliver retirement income solutions for boomers based on needs, assets and lifestyle. Bringing together leading minds in asset management, insurance, and financial planning, the MRI conference will:

--  Arm financial advisors with education and tools to prepare their
    clients for post-retirement life
    
--  Prepare product manufacturers to effectively mitigate the primary
    risks affecting retirement income
    
--  Capitalize on the shifting needs of the marketplace by analyzing the
    intricacies of each investor and advisor segment
    
--  Serve as the foremost vehicle for exchanging ideas, concepts and
    knowledge among those who are building vibrant, profitable retirement
    income businesses
    

Only MRI has the official endorsement of RIIA (www.riia-usa.org), the premier, not-for-profit organization devoted to identifying and sharing the retirement income industry view across silos. RIIA's involvement offers exclusive access to groundbreaking research and industry insight from members on the cutting edge of defining the future of retirement security in the United States.

Those interested in attending should call 888-670-8200 or visit www.iir-retirement.com to register and review the full agenda. Members of the media are welcome. They should register with Marc Weitzman of the Institute for International Research, 212-661-3500, x3092; MarcWeitzman@IIRUSA.com.

About the Retirement Income Industry Association

RIIA (www.riia-usa.org) is a national, not-for-profit organization whose members are defining the future of retirement security in the United States. The vortex of innovation in the retirement income business, RIIA provides a non-biased forum for sharing information, strategies and research. RIIA members receive quantitative and qualitative analyses of trends in the manufacture, distribution and usage of retirement income products and services. The association facilitates understanding of retirement income issues through educational programs and training.

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