Aspen Institute to host retirement discussion

The 90-minute roundtable will be held at noon, Friday, April 15, in Washington, D.C, and will feature Mark Iwry of the Treasury Department of Michael Davis of the Labor Department.

A roundtable conversation hosted by The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) will hold a roundtable discussion entitled “Savings to Last a Lifetime: The Changing Needs of Retirees” on Friday April 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 10th Floor, Washington Room, Washington D.C.

Participants will include Mark Iwry, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Treasury, Michael Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Lisa Mensah, executive director, Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security.

The topic is the transition from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) plans and the resulting opportunities and challenges to improve retirement security in today’s changing landscape.  The event is hosted in conjunction with the National Retirement Planning Week.

The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security   (Aspen IFS) is a leading policy program dedicated to helping bring about the policies and financial products that enable all Americans to save, invest, and own.   For more information about Aspen IFS and its work, please visit

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