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Jack VanDerhei, research director at the Employee Benefits Research Institute, is unequivocal when it comes to the credibility and independence of the retirement research he and his team puts out.

“Our number one goal is to give unbiased results,” said VanDerhei, just days after the EBRI released new data comparing defined contribution plans to defined benefit plans, and the capability of each to replace income in retirement under different simulated models.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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