Transamerica Institute

Catherine Collinson
Catherine Collinson


Catherine Collinson serves as President of Transamerica Institute® and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies®, and is a retirement and market trends expert and champion for Americans who are at risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement. Catherine oversees all research, publications and outreach initiatives, including the Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey.

With two decades of retirement services experience, Catherine has become a nationally recognized voice on retirement trends for the industry. She has testified before Congress on matters related to employer-sponsored retirement plans among small business, which featured the need to raise awareness of the Saver’s Credit among those who would benefit most from the important tax credit. 

Catherine is regularly cited by top media outlets on retirement-related topics. Her expert commentary has appeared in major publications, including: USA Today, Time, Next Avenue, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and CBS Moneywatch. She co-hosts the ClearPath: Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth radio show on Baltimore’s WYPR, an NPR news station. Catherine speaks at major industry conferences each year and also authors articles published in leading industry journals.

She is currently employed by Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation. Since joining the organization in 1995, she has held a number of positions with responsibilities including in the incorporation of Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies as a nonprofit private foundation in 2007 and its expansion into Transamerica Institute in 2013. She also serves as the Executive Director for the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement.