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 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 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.
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 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.
IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford announced IRI’s support for the Senior $afe Act. The announcement was made today during an event with Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Bruce Poliquin on Capitol Hill to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
IRI released a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford congratulating Robert Cook, after he was appointed to be the next President and CEO of the FINRA. He will succeed Chairman and CEO Richard Ketchum, who is retiring.
IRI will host a Capitol Hill event to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and focus on efforts to protect older investors from financial elder abuse. During the event, Reps. Bruce Poliquin and Kyrsten Sinema will discuss the Senior$afe Act.
IRI announced the speakers and final agenda for the IRI Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference (GLRC) 2016. This year’s event will have a strong focus on the recently finalized Department of Labor fiduciary rule.
The Chief Executive Officers of the five national association co-plaintiffs issued a statement on this challenge.