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  • 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 […]

  • In the NewsFebruary 19, 2007

    New Pension Group Created

    Pensions and Investments, February 19, 2007 Three pension fund organizations created the National Institute on Retirement Security, a not-for-profit research and education organization. The Council of Institutional Investors, National Association of State Retirement Administrators and National Council on Teacher Retirement filed Feb. 5 to incorporate NIRS as a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization, based in Washington. Pensions & […]

  • In the NewsFebruary 19, 2007

    Getting it Right

    Pensions and Investments, February 19, 2007 In a “Face to Face” interview with Meredith Williams, executive director of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, discusses the new National Institute on Retirement Security and how public pensions are getting retirement right.  Pensions & Investments (subscription required).