Funny things can happen when you get a ballroom full of pension plan actuaries and third-party administrators, and add booze and some disco music. More funny than you'd think, considering the demographic.
Mostly, people are a little more comfortable speaking their minds on what is really going on in the retirement business. And so after several days being embedded, more or less, with the folks at the ASPPA conference, I think I got an interesting glimpse at what remains unspoken underneath the relatively civil and businesslike proceedings in the retirement world. As I say, a few cocktails and repeated playings of "Gangnam Style" didn't hurt.