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Retirement is unattainable for two in five workers who want it, and nearly one in five retirees think they will never be able to fully give up work. Those are the findings of HSBC’s latest Future of Retirement report

Retirement unattainable for many

Retirement is unattainable for two in five workers who want it, and nearly one in five retirees think they will never be able to fully give up work. Those are the findings of HSBC’s latest Future of Retirement report

World Finance spoke to Michael Schweitzer from HSBC to find out where in the world it’s hardest to retire, and what can be done. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Highlights from the World Pension Summit 2015, including the winner of the World Pension Summit Innovation Award 2015

World Pension Summit 2015: Building better pensions

Highlights from the World Pension Summit 2015, including the winner of the World Pension Summit Innovation Award 2015

The World Pension Summit 2015 brought together pension professionals from 55 countries around the world. The challenge in front of them? Building better pensions. World Finance presents highlights from the conference, including the winner of the Innovatio...

Pension funds are starting to measure the impact their investments are having on society, explain delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015

World Pension Summit 2015: How will impact investing change pensions?

Pension funds are starting to measure the impact their investments are having on society, explain delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015

The rise of impact investing is one of the trends that emerged from our conversations at the World Pension Summit. But what is impact investing? Where did it come from? And what does it mean for the future of the pension industry? ...

Delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015 explain how they are leveraging financial technology in their drive for better customer engagement

World Pension Summit 2015: How is fintech supporting pensions?

Delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015 explain how they are leveraging financial technology in their drive for better customer engagement

Innovation often means more and better use of technology. So with innovation being a key theme at the World Pension Summit, we wondered: how is fintech helping the pensions industry? ...

World Pension Summit 2015 delegates exchange new and unique ideas for the pensions sector

World Pension Summit 2015: How is the pension industry innovating?

World Pension Summit 2015 delegates exchange new and unique ideas for the pensions sector

One of the key themes of this year’s World Pension Summit was innovation, so we asked delegates: what’s the most innovative thing that’s happening in the pension industry right now? ...

The shift from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes is changing consumer behaviour, explain World Pension Summit 2015 delegates

World Pension Summit 2015: How are consumer demands changing?

The shift from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes is changing consumer behaviour, explain World Pension Summit 2015 delegates

A recurring conversation at the World Pension Summit is the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes. Consumers are demanding more of their pension providers, say delegates, and it’s changing the way funds are engaging with the...

World Pension Summit 2015 delegates told us about the challenges for European pensions - but do they have the solutions?

World Pension Summit 2015: What is the future of European pensions?

World Pension Summit 2015 delegates told us about the challenges for European pensions – but do they have the solutions?

There was a lot of talk at the World Pension Summit about the unique challenge of providing pensions across Europe. So we asked: what’s the solution? ...

Regulation? The euro? The periphery countries? We get answers from the World Pension Summit 2015

World Pension Summit 2015: What are the challenges in Europe?

Regulation? The euro? The periphery countries? We get answers from the World Pension Summit 2015

The euro crisis is creating challenges and volatility across the financial sectors – but for pension professionals at the World Pension Summit, the big challenge in Europe is simply Europe itself. ...

Delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015 tell World Finance about the latest trends in the pension industry

World Pension Summit 2015: How is the pension landscape changing?

Delegates at the World Pension Summit 2015 tell World Finance about the latest trends in the pension industry

The World Pension Summit 2015 brought together professionals from across the pension landscape to talks about building better pensions. We need new ideas, new ways of saving, they say, because the pension landscape is changing. But how, exactly? ...

Broadening participation and reducing the burden on the state are key to South Africa's retirement reforms, says Argon Asset Management's Mothobi Seseli

South Africa’s retirement fund reforms

Broadening participation and reducing the burden on the state are key to South Africa’s retirement reforms, says Argon Asset Management’s Mothobi Seseli

Retirement fund industry reform has been a hard-pressed objective in South Africa. Mothobi Seseli, CEO of Argon Asset Management, discusses the objectives behind South Africa's reforms, Argon Asset Management's role in the process, and his hopes for the f...

Brazil's history of hyper-inflation has created a generation without long-term financial planning skills, says Alfredo Lalia

It’s easy to say ‘Save for the future’: Brazil’s pension challenge

Brazil’s history of hyper-inflation has created a generation without long-term financial planning skills, says Alfredo Lalia

Brazil's pension system is one of the most generous in the world - and with its ageing population, increasingly overburdened. Alfredo Lalia, CEO of HSBC Insurance Brazil, explains why Brazilians can find it hard to plan for retirement, and the reforms cur...

People argue, 'Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?' says Sentinel Retirement Fund's Eric Visser

Solving the problem of retirement in South Africa

People argue, ‘Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?’ says Sentinel Retirement Fund’s Eric Visser

South Africa's retirement reform initiative has been postponed, but the country must still address its unemployment problem. Sentinel Retirement Fund CEO Eric Visser tells World Finance how the industry is addressing these challenges. World Finance...

AFP Capital addresses Chile’s ageing dilemma

With higher life expectancy rates facing the Chilean population, the current retirement system shows the challenges that lie ahead to bridge the gap between pensions and expectations

Life expectancy rates in Latin America, particularly in Chile, are steadily increasing; averaging around 80 years old. Pensions have become one of the first red flags for this demographic change, as current replacement rates are not meeting the needs and ...

Peru has reformed its pensions system, but its coverage remains limited. If that can be overcome, the country could capitalise on masses of untapped potential and expand its reach

Private pension system key to Peru’s future prosperity

Peru has reformed its pensions system, but its coverage remains limited. If that can be overcome, the country could capitalise on masses of untapped potential and expand its reach

With its private pensions system, unique credentials and rapid economic growth, Peru has been drawing in pension fund managers from across the globe as they look to capitalise on the country’s substantial potential. Nevertheless, that potential is curre...

A beacon for the region, South Africa’s retirement sector has even greater heights to reach as various social and industry challenges are overcome

South Africa’s retirement industry strengthens

A beacon for the region, South Africa’s retirement sector has even greater heights to reach as various social and industry challenges are overcome

Despite its growth in recent years, South Africa’s retirement sector faces various challenges – both old and new. By understanding the changing culture of employment and financial discipline, industry leaders, such as Johannesburg-based Sentinel Retir...

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