SOURCE: Retirement Income Industry Association

March 07, 2007 10:25 ET

Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) Makes Presentations From Managing Retirement Income Summit Available via Website

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 --The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) is making a number of presentations from its 3rd Annual Managing Retirement Income Conference available via its website at

According to Francois Gadenne, RIIA's Founding Chairman and CEO of Retirement Engineering, Inc., this year's conference proved to be a highly successful gathering that brought together top retirement income industry executives, leading academics and nearly three hundred attendees.

"RIIA's thought leadership was evident throughout the conference as key strategic issues were raised in areas including product development, distribution challenges for present and future solutions, legal and compliance constraints, leading-edge research and innovative communications strategies," he explains.

Presentations available online include:

--  Opening, Closing Remarks, Francois Gadenne, Founding Chairman of RIIA
    and CEO of Retirement Engineering, Inc.
--  Co-Chair's Welcome & Remarks, David A. Macchia, President & CEO,
    Wealth2k, Inc.
--  Retirement Income Solutions for the "New Retirement", Steve Mitchell,
    Director, Merrill Lynch Retirement Group
--  What the Data Shows, Jerry Kenney, Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch
--  Risk-Aversion, Loss-Aversion & the Annuities Puzzle, Meir Statman,
    Professor, Santa Clara University
--  The Future of Retirement, Zvi Bodie, Professor, Boston University
    School of Management
--  An Exponentially Expanding Future from Exponentially Shrinking
    Technology, Ray Kurzweil, Author
--  Belt and Suspenders:  Packaging Investment and Insurance Products,
    Garth Bernard, Vice President, MetLife
--  A Process Centered Approach to Retirement Income, Bob Del Col,
    Chairman, FundQuest
--  A View from the Advisor's Perspective, Briggs Matsko, CFP, Investment
    Advisor Representative, Lincoln Financial Advisors
--  A New Era in Retirement Savings, Robert C. Pozen, Chairman, MFS
    Investment Management
--  Talking 'Bout My Generation:  Insights on Baby Boomers, Connie
    Williams, Managing Partner, Synectics, Inc.
Visitors will find information on RIIA's cutting-edge research, regulatory constraints, career opportunities, and strategies for effective market segmentation.

About the Retirement Income Industry Association

RIIA ( 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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