Now Available: IRI 2013 Fact Book
By Cathy Weatherford
Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 17, 2013 - The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today unveiled the IRI 2013 Fact Book -- complete with the latest research, industry data, and variable and fixed annuity market reports. New in 2013, the 12th Edition of the IRI Fact Book focuses on explaining features of cutting-edge annuity products and outlines considerations for including insured retirement products in retirement income plans.
"With so much innovation occurring within the insured retirement industry, it is important for all professionals working in the retirement space to have a go-to source for the latest information on today's marketplace," said Cathy Weatherford, IRI President and CEO. "As the leading provider of research, public policy, and educational materials on the insured retirement industry, we are proud to work with more than two dozen industry-leading researchers to produce the IRI 2013 Fact Book and provide the latest information on annuities, lifetime income, and retirement planning."
The IRI Fact Book is published each year to help public policymakers, the media, advisors and their clients, and the entire insured retirement industry understand and keep current on changes in the retirement marketplace. The IRI Fact Book also is designed as a training tool and resource for those new to the business.
Highlights of the IRI 2013 Fact Book:
- An overview of advisor retirement income practices
- IRI exclusive research on long-term care and taxation
- IRI research spotlights on demographic groups including women, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers
- An overview of the regulatory environment and taxation of annuities
- 2012 and historical annuity sales data
About the Insured Retirement Institute
The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is a not-for-profit organization that for twenty years has been a mainstay of service, commitment and collaboration within the insured retirement industry. Today, IRI is considered to be the authoritative source of all things pertaining to annuities, insured retirement strategies and retirement planning. IRI proudly leads a national consumer education coalition of nearly twenty organizations and is the only association that represents the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies: Our members are the major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors, and 150,000 financial professionals. IRI exists to vigorously promote consumer confidence in the value and viability of insured retirement strategies, bringing together the interests of the industry, financial advisors and consumers under one umbrella.
IRI's mission is to: encourage industry adherence to highest ethical principles; promote better understanding of the insured retirement value proposition; develop and promote best practice standards to improve value delivery; and advocate before public policy makers on critical issues affecting insured retirement strategies and the consumers that rely on their guarantees. Visit www.IRIonline.org today to experience the vast resources of the Insured Retirement Institute for yourself.