NU Online News Service, Oct. 27, 2004, 4:05 p.m. EDT
The IRA market will grow to $4.8 trillion by 2010, not including the $2.1 trillion currently invested in defined contribution plans, says the Financial Research Corp.[@@]
In a new report, FRC, Boston, says many VA providers are already planning to capture their share of that huge market. But they are going to have to contend with a lot of competitors, including providers of separately managed accounts, mutual funds and other packaged financial products.
The best bet is to embrace the competition, FRC says.