Global retirement systems play a critical role in society and impact virtually every major stakeholder group, as well as the broader economy and financial system. Historically, public and private institutions had managed and pooled the risks of individuals and guaranteed certain outcomes to individual participants, but that system has slowly been supplanted by one where each individual is personally responsible for their retirement and financial well-being.
As a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers of individuals, Mercer has been tracking the trends behind the global pensions shortfall and advising our clients on how they can best prepare their people for an uncertain future and improve their overall financial health.
In a The World Economic Forum 2017, Mercer highlighted key aspects of Mercer’s latest research and explained what these evolving trends mean for the future of retirement. We discussed what stakeholders can do to drive change from the individual level to the corporate level to the government level. Areas of focus included:
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