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The US retirement system is currently characterized by tremendous diversity of instruments, institutions, and intermediaries in pursuit of the same goal. While the goal – achieving financial security in retirement – is widely accepted by policymakers and participants, for individuals in the United States, the nature of the “investment” experience in the retirement context varies considerably based on the identity, savviness, and size of the intermediaries, as well as the particular legal regime to which such intermediaries are subject.


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  • Contributors
    • Laby, Arthur B. (Editor)
    • Language
      • English

    • Subject
      • Banking and Finance Law

      • Retirement Security Law

    • DPLA rights
      • This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for redistribution or re-use. © Cambridge University Press.

    • Series name
      • Cambridge Handbooks

    • Book title
      • The Cambridge handbook of Investor Protection

    • Pagination
      • 117 - 133

    • Publisher
      • Cambridge University Press

    • ISBN
      • 9781108987622

    • Date submitted

      3 May 2023

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