Participant Communications: Strategies to Foster the Growth of Private Pensions

October 2003 |

This presentation was delivered during the 24th annual conference of the Brazilian Association of Pension Funds - a key event of the pension community in Brazil. Attendees included pension administrators, government authorities, academics, financial institution representatives, and consultants.

Madeleine d'Ambrosio, TIAA-CREF Institute executive director, spoke at a session during this conference that was dedicated to participant communications. Her presentation includes an overview of TIAA-CREF, a discussion on TIAA-CREF's strategies geared toward participant communication efforts, and also on ways to promote retirement savings via employer-provided pension plans in the U.S.

Ms. d'Ambrosio discloses many of the ongoing efforts undertaken by the company to encourage teachers to participate in their TIAA-CREF pension plans and to help them choose the best investment and distribution options for retirement. This presentation concludes with a discussion of some research findings that specifically addresses improving participation rates and the impact of financial education.
 

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