Fidelity Investments is offering advisors tools designed to bring retirement planning into focus for both clients and prospects.
   The additions to the Fidelity Advisor Retirement Income Services program, which was launched in June, consist of a retirement income planning workbook and a seminar kit for giving presentations to clients and prospects.
   The workbook is designed as a "blueprint" for designing customized retirement plans for clients, according to Fidelity. The workbook includes strategies for funding essential and discretionary expenses, and options for establishing systematic withdrawal plans and a guaranteed income stream with annuities.
   The seminar kit is a presentation on the risks retirees face in maintaining an income stream and what they can gain with a retirement plan. The kit also includes marketing materials.
   "Our program, with its education, planning tools and product solutions, can help advisors plan for and address a very real and complex financial concern for their clients-how to successfully make the transition from saving for retirement to actually living a lifetime off those savings while managing their assets for continued growth," says John Ragnoni, senior vice president of Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company.