News Releases

One-Year Anniversary of Successful Rebranding

Posted on July 20, 2010

Marking one year since the IRI initiated its extensive and successful rebranding efforts from the old NAVA, the Institute is engaged in a widespread roll out of its Members Only Website to more than 30,000 financial professionals.

Pershing President Named to IRI Board of Directors

Posted on June 22, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced that Pershing President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Shea has been named to its Board of Directors.

IRI Testimony to Senate Committee On Aging

Posted on June 16, 2010

Read IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford's written testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

IRI Continues Successful, Rapid Expansion

Posted on June 16, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors, adding five prominent industry leaders to the ranks of its leadership.

IRI to Meet with Treasury to Discuss Lifetime Income Options

Posted on June 2, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today will meet with leadership of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to discuss IRI’s recent response to the Request for Information (RFI) on guaranteed lifetime income by the Obama Administration.

IRI Survey: Annuities Projected to Have Strong Growth Potential

Posted on May 24, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today released a survey in partnership with Cerulli Associates that offers critical insight into the state of the annuity industry.

IRI Releases First Quarter Product Trend Update for U.S. Variable Annuity Market

Posted on May 20, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today released a report on product trend updates within the U.S. variable annuity market for the first quarter.

IRI EXCLUSIVE: Total First Quarter Annuity Sales

Posted on May 18, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced its inaugural, exclusive new annuity reporting system.

IRI Delivers RFI to Depts. of Treasury, Labor on Lifetime Income

Posted on April 29, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today sent a "broad, comprehensive" response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued on guaranteed lifetime income by the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Labor.

Maximizing Your Tax Advantages of Retirement Savings

Posted on April 15, 2010

Often the most recognizable opportunity to save for retirement while reducing a tax liability, 401(k) plans are among the most widely featured options within defined contribution plans.