Presentation Addresses Participants' Key Topic of Interest
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division continues its web-based RetireSmart(SM) interactive participant education series with "Understanding Target-Date and Target-Risk Investments," directly addressing a key topic of interest for participants based on 2011's post-event surveys.
MassMutual's live online seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The 30-minute presentation, led by three members from MassMutual's investment team, including Michael Eldredge, CFA, vice president; Bruce Picard, Jr., CFA, investment director; and Fredrick (Rick) Schulitz, CFA, investment director, will cover:
• Taking charge of your retirement investing strategy in today's market environment,
• The ABCs of target-date and target-risk strategies, and
• How these investments may fit in to your overall plan.
A 30-minute interactive question and answer session will directly follow the presentation.
"While some participants prefer to manage the mix of investments in their retirement accounts personally, MassMutual is seeing more and more interest in, and adoption of, target-date (lifecycle) and target-risk (lifestyle) funds," says E. Heather Smiley, chief marketing officer for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "The funds in these series offer a range of investment types within each single investment option and can be the right choice for many participants. MassMutual is excited to help retirement investors understand these options," adds Smiley.
MassMutual Retirement Services kicked off 2012 with its first seminar, "Raising Financially Savvy Kids," on February 29. Farnoosh Torabi, independent Generation Y money coach, best-selling author and personal finance journalist, discussed the importance of talking to kids about money matters. Specifically, Torabi addressed topics such as leading by example and teaching children how to save and plan for the future, and concluded with a discussion of how to implement an allowance system that really works. A free replay of this seminar is available for anyone who missed the live event.
Space for the upcoming "Understanding Target-Date and Target-Risk Investments" seminar is prioritized to retirement plan sponsors and participants on MassMutual's platform. MassMutual retirement plan clients can register by logging in to their retirement plan account at www.retiresmart.com or by visiting www.retiresmartseminars.com.
For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.
This presentation is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as, and is not intended as, investment, retirement, tax or financial planning advice. No securities or other financial products or services will be offered for sale.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) [of which Retirement Services is a division] and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 1.4 million participants.
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