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SRI 111 — Retirement Fundamentals

Course Type: Designation, Highly Interactive Online Course
Topics: Retirement & Annuities
Designations: ASRI, FSRI, FSRI Level I
Language: English


SRI 111—Retirement Fundamentals—provides need-to-know terminology and foundational concepts related to the

  • United States retirement system
  • Regulations affecting the retirement system
  • Three pillars of the retirement system

In addition, SRI 111 describes the needs of people preparing for and experiencing retirement and explains how the financial services industry provides solutions for personal and organizational retirement needs. The course also introduces basic financial concepts for saving and investing.


  • The Retirement System
  • Pillar I: Basic Government Pension/Social Security
  • Pillar II: Workplace Retirement Plans
  • Pillar III: Individual Financial Resources
  • The Pre-Retirement Life Stage
  • The Retirement Life Stage
  • Financial Education and Planning
  • Types of Investments, Returns, and Risks
  • Portfolio Creation and Management

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of the U.S. retirement system and its stakeholders.
  • Distinguish between the retail and institutional markets and identify the key participants in the institutional marketplace.
  • Identify the three pillars of the retirement system and describe how they support a secure retirement.
  • Describe the benefits available from government-sponsored retirement plans and explain how factors such as work history and claiming age at retirement affect benefit amounts.
  • Explain the features of workplace retirement plans available to traditional employees and the self-employed.
  • Describe the types of individual financial resources that can be used to fund retirement.
  • Describe the financial characteristics and risks faced during the pre-retirement and retirement life stages.
  • Explain financial concepts, such as the time value of money and compound interest, and the impact on retirement savings.
  • Describe the personal and financial requirements that influence the nature of a person’s investment portfolio.
  • Describe the factors that influence investors’ decisions about the individual investments in their portfolio, among them, the importance of asset allocation and diversification.
  • Explain the benefits of adjusting investment asset allocations over time and give examples of ways investors can rebalance allocations.

Course Format

LOMA's popular online interactive courses teach important industry concepts through an engaging, highly interactive, multi-media approach that often includes integrated video, audio and scenario-based learning. Online interactive courses are designation courses with integrated exams—the modularized examinations are built right into the course as part of the learning experience. No separate exam enrollment is required.

Exam Format

Integrated Exams

Online interactive courses are self-proctored designation courses—the modularized examinations are built right into the course as part of the learning experience. No separate exam enrollment required!

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