MassMutual Announces RetireSMART(SM) Online Seminar to Help Participants, Clients ‘Understand What’s Driving the Economy’

PR Newswire — February 10, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division is kicking off its 2011 RetireSmart(SM) interactive participant educational series with an online seminar on Wednesday, February 23 at noon ET entitled,”Understanding What’s Driving the Economy.” The seminar will be presented by Jerry Webman, Ph.D., CFA, who serves as chief economist for OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

“In the current environment, MassMutual participants are hungry for information, not just about retirement, but about the economy in general and how it might impact them financially,” says E. Heather Smiley, chief marketing officer for MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division. “MassMutual’s RetireSmart educational offering is meant to help provide a level of comfort that comes with being informed about economic and financial matters. Participants are asking for this type of information and we are pleased to deliver it,” adds Smiley.

As chief economist for OppenheimerFunds, Inc., Dr. Webman provides strategic viewpoints on the overall financial and economic markets to investment management, financial advisor and investor communities. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets – as a researcher, financial advisor, and portfolio manager. Dr. Webman holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is part of the MassMutual Financial Group family of companies.

The event will include a 30-minute presentation by Dr. Webman followed by a 30-minute “live” Q & A session. The presentation is designed to help MassMutual clients:



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