News Releases

IRI Honors Marketing Innovation in the Retirement Income Industry

Posted on March 21, 2017

AIG, AXA, Global Atlantic Financial Group, Legg Mason, and Nationwide Financial’s Craig Rudesill presented with IRI Marketing Innovation Awards

IRI Announces 2017 Public Policy Priorities to Advance Retirement Security

Posted on February 27, 2017

Agenda Built on Principle of Protecting and Expanding Access for Retirement Savers

Co-Plaintiff Statement on Appeal Filed in Legal Challenge to Department of Labor Rule that Prevents Financial Professionals from Best Ser...

Posted on February 24, 2017

Notice of Appeal Filed in Legal Challenge to Department of Labor Rule that Prevents Financial Professionals from Best Serving Retirement Savers WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2017 – The U.S. ...

Alexander Acosta Named Next Secretary of Labor

Posted on February 23, 2017

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford in response to the nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor.

IRI Applauds House Passage of Resolutions Revoking ERISA Safe-Harbors for States and Cities

Posted on February 15, 2017

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford in response to the US House of Representatives’ vote on H.J. Res. 66 and H.J. Res. 67.

Co-Plaintiff Statement on Court Ruling Upholding the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

Posted on February 9, 2017

The IRI and its Co-Plaintiffs issued the following statement in response to the Judge's ruling on the DOL case.

IRI Applauds Presidential Action Delaying DOL Fiduciary Rule

Posted on February 6, 2017

Today IRI released the following statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after President Donald J. Trump issued a memorandum to delay the applicability date of the DOL's Fiduciary Rule.

New Book Shares Inspiring Stories of Women Overcoming Financial Challenges

Posted on January 10, 2017

IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford’s new book, “Women and Wealth: Inspiring Stories from Real Women on the Path to Financial Success,” is now available to download for free at IRIonline.org.

Holistic Retirement Planning on the Horizon

Posted on December 20, 2016

A new IRI report forecasts that more advisors will embrace holistic retirement planning with a focus on income-generating strategies, as they try to address strong demand for lifetime income while adding value to the client-advisor relationship.

IRI and Fiduciary Benchmarks Announce New Tool to Evaluate Benefits and Fees for IRA Recommendations

Posted on December 19, 2016

IRI and Fiduciary Benchmarks announced a new IRA tool for financial advisors to gather and evaluate client information to recommend retirement products and services that are in the client’s best interest.