June 24, 2013

    MassMutual Retirement Services Takes its “Strength and Purpose” Tour to Advisors

    MassMutual Retirement Services Takes its “Strength and Purpose” Tour to Advisors

    (Springfield, MA) – A band of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division’s sales & client management employees recently embarked on an 18 city, cross country roadshow designed to establish the firm as the premier advisor partner and the retirement industry’s thought leader.

    Aptly named the “Strength and Purpose Tour,” the team blanketed the country’s advisor population with a hit list of topics, including:

    • MassMutual’s Acquisition of The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group – What it means for advisors and the future
    • Aviator – Our commitment to the product and the clients it serves
    • Local Teams – How MassMutual’s unmatched local presence can help advisors build their businesses, with 18 local teams consisting of 84 sales representatives, 94 relationship managers and 80 retirement education specialists. 
    • Data, Segmenting & Measurement – How real data drives better outcomes for sponsors and participants
    • On Their Own Terms – How MassMutual’s participant programs and technology investments drive real retirement results.

    The tour began in Boston on May 15 and ended in Stamford, CT on June 18. Stops in between included: New York City, Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Central Orange County, Dallas, Orlando, Minneapolis and Colorado.

    “MassMutual’s presentation gave me a great overview of where they are in terms of the integration and the road ahead. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear directly from MassMutual’s management team and meet face-to-face with my local sales team. I left with lots of ideas to help me build my practice and drive more sales,” says Tom Simonson, vice president of Lockton Retirement Services, who attended the Charlotte show.

    “At MassMutual, we strongly believe in the value advisors provide to the retirement plans industry and are committed to providing them with the tools they need to help grow their businesses,” says Scott Buffington, vice president and national sales manager with MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division. “We are thrilled to connect with our nationwide network of advisors in a new and exciting way this year by way of a cross country eighteen city ‘tour.’ Building upon our shared purpose to help Americans retire on their own terms, with choices, each stop provided advisors with information and resources to help them drive positive participant outcomes and succeed in their practices. We will continue to enhance and expand our products and services so that we can deliver to advisors, and their clients, the best the retirement services industry has to offer,” adds Buffington.

    For more information about MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, please contact your financial professional or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

    MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.