IRI Updates

IRI Issues Q2 2016 Annuity Sales Report

Posted on September 14, 2016

IRI announced second-quarter 2016 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry. Industry-wide annuity sales totaled $55.9 billion. Strong fixed annuity sales of $29.5 billion were buoyed by continued robust sales of fixed indexed annuities.

IRI Praises Latest Treasury Effort on Lifetime Income

Posted on September 12, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford praised the Treasury Department after it issued a final rule to allow pension plan participants to receive a portion of their benefits in the form of an annuity.

Keynote Speakers Announced for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting

Posted on August 24, 2016

IRI today announced a preliminary agenda for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2016, the leading conference for the retirement income industry. This year’s event will take place September 25-27 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

IRI Announces New Vice Presidents

Posted on July 13, 2016

IRI announced that it has hired Tom Korb, Chelsea Crucitti, Drew Kessler and Cheretta Clerkley and promoted Andrew Simonelli. They will serve as vice presidents on IRI’s Government Affairs and Marketing/Communication teams.

IRI Applauds House Passage of the Senior $afe Act

Posted on July 6, 2016

IRI applauded the House for passing the Senior $afe Act. IRI also urged the Senate to vote on the bill, which will foster better communication between financial professionals and agencies, as well as encourage training on financial elder abuse.

IRI Voices Support of Open MEPs Before Senate Hearing

Posted on June 21, 2016

IRI issued a statement after voicing its support for open MEPS in a letter submitted to Chairman Enzi and Ranking Member Sanders of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, which is holding a hearing on MEPs.

Symetra Life Insurance Company Joins IRI’s Premier Alliance Program

Posted on June 21, 2016

IRI announced that Symetra Life Insurance Company has joined IRI’s Premier Alliance Program. Symetra is a leading provider of fixed indexed, fixed deferred and income annuities through a national network of banks and financial advisors.

IRI Issues Q1 2016 Annuity Sales Report

Posted on June 17, 2016

IRI announced final first-quarter 2016 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry. Industry-wide annuity sales totaled $56.7 billion. Fixed annuity sales during the quarter were at their highest level in seven years, reaching $30.7 billion.

Insured Retirement Institute Endorses Senior $afe Act

Posted on June 15, 2016

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford announced IRI’s support for the Senior $afe Act. The announcement was made today during an event with Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Bruce Poliquin on Capitol Hill to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Robert Cook Appointed President and CEO of FINRA

Posted on June 14, 2016

IRI released a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford congratulating Robert Cook, after he was appointed to be the next President and CEO of the FINRA. He will succeed Chairman and CEO Richard Ketchum, who is retiring.