Tamiko Toland - Director, Retirement Markets
Tamiko Toland is Director, Retirement Markets for Toronto-based CANNEX. Her focus is the individual and institutional annuity market in the U.S. and Canada. CANNEX has long been known as the leading provider of income annuity pricing and now serves the entire scope of annuity products, including the evaluation of annuities with income guarantees. She is responsible for research on annuities and strategy as well as thought leadership on the annuity space. She has more than 15 years of experience tracking trends and key issues on retirement income, synthesizing commentary and analysis for broad audiences and specific clients. She is known for her dynamic presentations with a unique perspective on the industry and the forces that are shaping it. In the interest of supporting the development of the industry, Tamiko serves on the board for the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) and is an advisor member of the Institutional Retirement Income Council (IRIC).
Tamiko spent more than a decade at Strategic Insight. Most recently, she had the role of Managing Director, Editorial and Research Operations/Retirement Income Consulting. During her tenure at the firm, she was responsible for managing the Annuity Insight service and served as the resident subject matter expert on variable annuities and the gamut of income-oriented products. She also assumed responsibility for editing and producing the full line of paid research reports. In addition, she authored of a number of in-depth reports on various subjects, including managed volatility funds and in-plan guarantees. Prior to her work at Strategic Insight, Tamiko was managing editor at Annuity Market News, a SourceMedia (now Arizent) publication that provided industry news on fixed and variable annuities and variable life insurance.
Tamiko regularly shares her views on the industry for the news media and frequently speaks at industry conferences. She has also testified as an expert witness and written freelance articles on financial topics for the CFA Institute and Investment News.