Dealing with the pension and IRA issues of the more than 76 million baby boomers nearing retirement will be the subject of a day-long seminar by The American College.
   The seminar, called "Competitive IRA Strategies-The Edge You Need," will be held November 7, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. The seminar is part of a series of events leading up to the college's 2006 commencement ceremony.
   "Financial advisors will have to compete for baby boomer clients in the coming years," said Larry Barton, president and CEO of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. "Those advisors who have invested in education will have the knowledge needed to provide affluent baby-boomer clients with strategic financial solutions."
   The seminar will focus on strategies for clients who have accumulated significant pension assets, including the tax treatment of pension distributions and IRA rollovers, investment and withdrawal strategies during retirement and estate planning issues.
   Among the other topics:
    Increasing a client's nest egg just before retirement
    Minimizing taxes upon withdrawal
    Dealing with minimum distribution rules
    Choosing a safe withdrawal rate
    Identifying assets to spend down during retirement
    Using insurance as a pension distribution-planning tool
   Individuals interested in registering for the event can visit the college's Web site at           
   The all-inclusive fee for the seminar is $299.