MassMutual Invites Retirement Plan Intermediaries and Sponsors to 'Liability-Driven Investing' Webcast on June 29

Jun 17, 2010, 15:32 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division will present a live webcast for retirement plan intermediaries and sponsors entitled "Liability-Driven Investing for Small and Mid-Size Plans ($20M - $100M)" on Tuesday, June 29 at 2 p.m. ET. The live one-hour webcast will be moderated by Charles Ruffel, founder and director of PlanSponsor magazine, and presented by Marc Condon, assistant vice president and actuary, and Doug Steele, director, investment management for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division.

The webcast will explore the theory and practice of liability-driven investing (LDI) and why it makes sense right now. Topics will include how to reduce volatility in annual pension funding, how to manage pension assets in the context of liabilities, and how to implement cost-effective strategies for achieving more predictable plan funding levels. A Q&A will be conducted at the close of the session.

"Liability-driven investing has been eagerly embraced by large pension plans and, at MassMutual, we believe LDI can be a viable solution even for smaller retirement plans with $20 million to $100 million in assets," says Bill Silvanic, FSA, senior vice president and chief financial officer for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "We are seeing strong interest in LDI and this webcast will give retirement plan intermediaries and sponsors important information to help them determine if LDI should be considered as a solution for their plan needs."

There is no fee to attend but advance registration is required. Intermediaries and plan sponsors may register by visiting For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

About MassMutual

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 60 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 one million participants.

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 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, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

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