Retirement Income: Needs, Wants & Solutions

As David Bowie said in his song Changes, "Just gonna have to be a different man." That is the challenge for all of us when it comes to retirement income. As participants transition from an accumulation mindset to one centered on a steady paycheck, it is important for the industry to understand their concerns and changing needs. Join us as we discuss how we can help them manage longevity and sequence of return risks in a cost effective manner while still protecting them from inflation and unforeseen emergencies. Participate in this lively discussion with industry thought leaders and gain insight into how retirement plan product providers are responding to these transitioning needs.


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Tom Bruns
Divisional VP, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

Tom Bruns is a Divisional Vice President for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. He joined Manulife, now John Hancock, in September of 2003. Prior to Manulife, Mr. Bruns was the President of Kemper Retirement Plans, and later President of Scudder Distributors Inc. Prior to Kemper, Tom worked for Metropolitan Life and Aetna. He attended the University of Illinois and received his Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry. Tom also attended Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned his Masters of Management in Finance and Marketing. To help build homes and provide aid, he has led humanitarian groups to Honduras over the last eight years. Tom lives in the greater Chicago area and is the father of six children and one lovely wife.


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