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  • In the NewsJuly 2, 2008

    Ruined by 401(k) Predators

    Business Week, July 2, 2008 An article in the Annual Retirement Guide mentions NIRS first Issue Brief.  “A May study by the research group National Institute on Retirement Security found that about one in three households approaching retirement is at risk of running out of money.” Read the full article at Business Week.

  • In the NewsJune 11, 2008

    Growing Value and Activism Bring New Scrutiny to Public Pension Funds

    Knowledge@Wharton, June 11, 2008 The Wharton School’s online business journal has featured a research paper coauthored by Beth Almeida, NIRS executive director. The journal reports that the paper, “The New Intersection on the Road to Retirement: Public Pensions, Economics, Perceptions, Politics, and Interest Groups” examined public pension data and presented case studies from four states that […]

  • In the NewsMay 28, 2008

    NIRS Warns DC Plans More Vulnerable Than DB

    Global Pensions, May 28, 2008 In an interview with Global Pensions, NIRS executive director Beth Almeida discusses the importance of pensions in ensuring retirement readiness. She said “Looking at the issue in the context of the current business cycle here in the US we know that this problem of leakage from 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts is a big […]

  • In the NewsMarch 2, 2008

    Retirees Face Grim Income Numbers

    The Lexington Herald-Leader, March 2, 2008 In an opinion piece, NIRS executive director Beth Almeida says that for hard-working Kentuckians, retiring at a reasonable age with a modest income that will last until death is a legitimate expectation.  But the reality is that it’s getting tougher to retire.  More broadly, emulating the economic successes of group retirement plans […]

  • In the NewsNovember 26, 2007

    NIRS Names Executive Director

    The Washington Post, November 26, 2007 The National Institute on Retirement Security District named Beth Almeida, formerly with the International Association of Machinists, as executive director.  Washington Post

  • In the NewsOctober 29, 2007

    New Institute Appoints Executive Director

    Politico, October 29, 2007 The newly formed National Institute on Retirement Security announced the appointment of Beth Almeida as its first executive director. Almeida, a Massachusetts native, was previously assistant director for strategic resources and senior economist at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  Politico

  • In the NewsOctober 27, 2007

    Almeida Set to Take Over at NIRS

    National Journal, October 27, 2007 Beth Almeida is set to take over as executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security.  Almeida says that the idea behind NIRS stems from a growing consensus that we’re really facing a pretty serious crisis in retirement in the U.S.  “We’ve got half the workforce not covered by any kind […]

  • In the NewsOctober 12, 2007

    NIRS Probes Pensions

    Global Pensions, October 12, 2007 The newly formed National Institute on Retirement Security has announced the appointment of Beth Almeida, to act as its first executive director and will take position in early November.  Almeida tells Global Pensions, “there is a need to examine pensions and their retirement security role, as well as the impacts on the financial markets, the […]

  • In the NewsApril 13, 2007

    NIRS Names Directors

    Global Pensions, April 13, 2007 The newly-created National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has named its board of directors and officers.  NIRS also has launched a nationwide search for an executive director to lead the NIRS and begin to commission, research and implement education programs.  NIRS board member says, “there is a need for in-depth data on the role public pension […]