IRI Updates

NARAB II Added to TRIA Bill

Posted on June 20, 2014

IRI issued a statement from IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford after the House Financial Services Committee approved an amendment adding the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Act (NARAB II) to the TRIA Reform Act.

Preliminary Agenda Available for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2014

Posted on June 17, 2014

IRI has posted the preliminary agenda for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2014, which will take...

Speakers Announced for IRI Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference

Posted on June 16, 2014

IRI announced speakers and agenda for the IRI Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference...

IRI Releases First-Quarter 2014 Annuity Sales Report

Posted on June 12, 2014

IRI released first-quarter 2014 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry, based on data reported by Beacon Research and Morningstar. Industry-wide annuity sales in the quarter reached $56.1 billion, up 13.1 percent compared with first-quarter 2013.

New IRI Industry Perspectives Video on FIAs

Posted on June 9, 2014

In latest installment, Robert DeChellis, Executive with Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, discussed what's driving the increase in fixed indexed annuity (FIA) sales.

IRI Welcomes Frank O'Connor as Vice President of Research and Outreach

Posted on June 3, 2014

IRI announced that Frank O'Connor has joined the association's staff as Vice President of Research and Outreach. O'Connor most recently was Product Manager, Asset Manager Annuity Solutions at Morningstar, Inc.

New IRI Report Outlines Retirement Security Challenges for Women

Posted on May 7, 2014

A new IRI report shows that few Baby Boomer and Gen X women are confident in achieving a financially secure retirement.

Baby Boomer Retirement Confidence Slips Again, Signs of Optimism Spotted

Posted on April 7, 2014

IRI issued a new report showing Baby Boomers' confidence in their retirement plans continues to drop, a trend dating back to 2011. But while confidence continues to slip, IRI found slight improvements in several important retirement readiness measures.

Industry-Wide Annuity Sales Rise in 2013

Posted on March 27, 2014

IRI announced fourth-quarter and year-end 2013 sales results for the U.S. annuity industry, based on data by Morningstar and Beacon Research. Higher fixed and variable annuity total sales during the quarter pushed industry-wide sales to $59.3 billion.

New IRI Research Provides Insight on Client-Advisor Discussions

Posted on March 25, 2014

IRI released new research findings that show investors are turning to financial advisors for retirement planning help. The survey provides a snapshot of these retirement planning conversations.