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WINDSOR, Conn., April 11, 2017 – LIMRA today is accepting nominations for 25 promising retirement leaders under 40 in the financial services industry.

The Rising Star contest recognizes the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who support Retirement within our member firms. LIMRA started this contest in 2016 as part of their 100th Anniversary celebration.

“Helping Americans to achieve a financially secure retirement represents a significant challenge. Tax policy, the regulatory environment and changing customer expectations will combine with demographics to have an especially big impact on retirement products and services,” said Paul Henry, corporate vice president and managing director at LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute. “Emerging leaders who can adapt to this dynamic environment are essential to the future success of our industry.”

LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute research finds that there will be 11,000 Americans turning 65 daily by 2021. The need for retirement savings and income products will be growing exponentially in the next decade. 

LIMRA member companies’ employees who are under 40 years old and have a role in the retirement business at their firms are eligible for nomination. All submissions should include a detailed description of how the nominee demonstrates leadership in their field along with a high-resolution photo (min 300 dpi). To nominate an up-and-coming leader, please visit Rising Star Nomination, and fill out the form.

“We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the retirement area. If this describes you or a colleague, I encourage you to submit a nomination,” said Henry.

Deadline for entry is Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5 P.M. Eastern. A panel of judges will review all entries and select the top 25 entrants.


LIMRA Contacts 

Catherine Theroux, 860-285-7787,
Erica Iorillo, 860-285-7875,
Joseph L. Giasullo, 860-285-7786,

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