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IRIC Identifies Retirement Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Iselin, NJ, January 8, 2018 – The Institutional Retirement Income Council (IRIC), a non-profit think tank for the retirement income planning community, today released its list of top retirement industry trends for plan sponsors, providers, and advisors to watch in 2018.

IRIC Update Volume 5, No. 2

Institutional Priced Retirement Income Solutions Deliver More Income.

IRIC Update Volume 5, No. 1

Plan Sponsors and Retirement Income: What’s In It For Me?

IRIC Update Volume 4, No. 1

Retirement Income Products: Which one is right for your plan?

IRIC Update Volume 3, No. 3

Quantifying Key Risks in Retirement.

IRIC Update Volume 3, No. 2

The Problem with Spending too Fast: Retirement Savings Withdrawal Rates.

IRIC Update Volume 3, No. 1

Retirement Income in DC Plans: What Our Experience with DB Plans Tells Us.

IRIC Update Volume 2, No. 10

Understanding How Guarantee Fees are Structured and Paid in Institutional Retirement Income Products.

IRIC Update Volume 2, No. 9

The Retirement Income Menu: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

IRIC Update Volume 2, No. 8

Retirement Income Products: Will Employees Welcome or Resent This Form of Employer Activism?

Lessons learned from United Technologies’ Lifetime Income Strategy Initiative

January 2018, Money Management Report

An interview with Kevin Hanney – Senior Director, Pension Investments at United Technologies Corporation (UTC)

October 2017, United Technologies Corporation and Institutional Retirement Income Council

Industry Research: Articles that summarize research findings but do not include information about specific products.


Lincoln Secured Retirement Income Solution: Fiduciary Process in Evaluating In-Plan Guarantees

The Retirement Decision: Current Influences on the Timing of Retirement Among Older Workers

This paper investigates the influences on retirement behavior among older workers who were surveyed by the Health and Retirement Study (1992-2004). It is found that increases in all categories of wealth (pension, housing equity and other financial wealth) raise…

Managing Retirement Benefits Amid Capital Market Disruption

This white paper discusses the challenges retirement plan providers face, and the increasingly active and critical role finance executives play in addressing those challenges. The paper examines the steps being taken to consider introducing new products that protect plan participants by providing guaranteed income during retirement…

BlackRock’s Decumulation in Defined Contribution – The Second Act

RESA 2018 Comment Letter

Letter In Support Of Retirement Income Disclosure 1

Letter In Support Of Retirement Income Disclosure 2

IRIC’s Comment Letter On ANPRM

Memo Re IRIC Meeting With Mark Iwry And Treasury

Designing And Communicating Retirement For Humans

How To Pensionize Any IRA 401k Final

Stanford Retirement Income

Guaranteed Lifetime Income And The Importance Of Plan Design

Retirement Income In- Plan vs. Out-Of-Plan Solutions, Which Is Better?