Investment Advisor Launches New e-Newsletter

Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition targets growing qualified plan market

SHREWSBURY, NJ, August 27 -- Investment Advisor, the leading magazine serving independent--and independent-minded--advisors nationwide, has launched Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition, a monthly e-newsletter focusing on the needs of readers who offer 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans to their clients.

Written by Washington financial journalist Elizabeth Festa and edited by IA Washington Bureau Chief Melanie Waddell, Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition reaches more than 50,000 readers each month. Offering breaking news and analysis, it is the online complement to the print edition of Retirement Plan Advisor, written by Waddell and appearing monthly in Investment Advisor Magazine. Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition is the fifth Investment Advisor e-newsletter. Others include First Look, Searching for Alpha, Mutual Fund Focus, and Practice Edge.

"As the Baby Boom generation ages, retirement planning for clients is the prime concern of advisors today," says IA Editorial Director William Glasgall of Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition. "More and more, advisors are becoming involved not only with the retirement planning needs of their individual clients, but also those of their businesses and employees. Advisors need new tools to serve this market--in print and on the Web."

The inaugural issue of Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition, sponsored by Transamerica Retirement Services, features news of the dispute brewing in Washington over proposed tax breaks for annuities purchased outside of traditional employer-sponsored retirement plans. You can download a copy of the August issue and subscribe to Retirement Plan Advisor/Interactive Edition and other IA e-newsletters by visiting Investment Advisor's Web site, www.investmentadvisor.com.

Each month, Investment Advisor Magazine brings its more than 68,000 readers cutting-edge news, analysis, and commentary written by industry experts. At www.investmentadvisor,.com, readers will find the full archives of the magazine, plus breaking news, a financial bookstore, and the exclusive Continuing Education Center, where they can take free exams for Certified Financial Planner ?,,? credit and purchase courses from selected providers. Investment Advisor is a unit of Wicks Business Information, L.L.C.

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