LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute analysis predicts that in the next ten years 66 million Americans will transition into retirement. That means by 2025, the number of retirees in the U.S. will have increased 40 percent.
As this enormous group shifts assets toward living in retirement, more than $25 trillion in financial assets will be designated for retirement income, double the amount available today.
Jafor Iqbal, an assistant vice president of the institute who has compiled research on the subject into The Retirement Income Reference Book 2015, identifies three significant opportunities for the industry and advisors in the retirement income market:
(1) Guaranteed lifetime income solutions: More than 40 percent of pre-retirees are interested in converting some of their assets into a lifetime income stream.