Featured Studies & Opportunities

There are many opportunities for our financial services clients to participate in and use our research. While most of our work involves custom, proprietary market research, some studies are made publicly available by clients and we offer a variety of chances for clients to join multi-sponsor or subscription studies at a reasonable cost.


The Retirement Confidence Survey
Conducted each year by EBRI and Greenwald & Associates, the Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) is the nation’s preeminent and longest-running annual benchmarking study on retirement. For more than two decades, the RCS has examined the attitudes and behavior of American workers and retirees toward all aspects of saving, retirement planning, and long-term financial security. The need and demand for reliable data about America’s retirement system, and worker/retiree post-career readiness for retirement has never been greater – and the RCS delivers this information.

See the results of the 2019 RCS on EBRI’s website.

Featured Studies

Greenwald is proud to be providing ongoing support to Lincoln Financial’s Retirement Power Research Series. One study in the series, the Participant Engagement Study, offered new insights into how participants engage with their retirement plan and how plan sponsors can motivate different employee segments.

View the 2017 results on Lincoln’s website.

MetLife’s 2017 Stable Value study explored the current landscape of stable value products in the defined contribution market. Greenwald, together with Strategic Insight, conducted this study of 241 DC plan sponsors, 19 stable value providers and 10 DC plan financial advisors. This is the fourth Stable Value Study that MetLife has commissioned to gain strategic insights regarding the stable value option within defined contribution plans.

Read the full report on MetLife’s website.

Multi-Sponsor Opportunities

The Retiree Insights Program aims to provide companies with an in-depth, action-oriented understanding of the rapidly expanding pre-retiree and retiree market. The program is designed as an annual study with several distinct research phases spread over the course of the year.

Read the most recent proposal…

The Guaranteed Lifetime Income Study is conducted annually and seeks to give annuity manufacturers and distributors greater insight into consumer viewpoints about guaranteed lifetime income that will contribute to more effective marketing initiatives and materials, while also increasing advisor consideration of these products and seeking to increase consumer awareness and receptivity to these solutions.

Read the 2020 proposal…
Read the 2019 GLIS Top 10 Findings

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