Providing for a retirement-income system that is efficient and maximizes income while avoiding excessive risk is a principle generally shared by all stakeholders. However, many policies which promote system efficiency come at the expense of one stakeholder group or another. What tradeoffs are stakeholders willing to accept in exchange for ensuring an efficient system? Will plan holders consent to restrictions on early withdrawals? Will plan managers accept a service fee standardization policy? The panel discusses these and other financial techniques for maximizing efficiency.
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