Pension Research

Australian-style retirement income targets may be coming to UK savers, writes Alex Warnakulasuriya for Pension Expert. That’s the suggestion of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in a consultation paper. “In 2017, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia set the lump sums required for a single...

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Voluntary retirement plans always had potential, in theory, if people acted rationally and joined them to save for retirement, writes Ben Steverman for Business Day. But experience has shown that when it comes to retirement savings, people don’t always act rationally and do what’s best for them. As employers closed...

Some of Canada’s biggest pension funds are backing an initiative to study challenges faced by pension plans, writes Jacqueline Nelson for the Globe and Mail. The Global Risk Institute, she writes, this week launched the National Pension Hub, designed to “generate new research on pension design, governance and...

A group of retired Kentucky teachers is launching a campaign to protect the “earned retirement security of thousands of retirees who served a career educating children,” reports the Northern Kentucky Tribune. “The campaign will advocate for fairness and fight political leaders in Frankfort who support forcing retired...

It’s continued good news for Canada’s defined benefit pension plans as they see their solvency position strengthen. According to the Mercer Pension Health Index, “the solvency ratio of a hypothetical Canadian plan, rose to 106 per cent, compared with 102 per cent at the start of the year. Of Mercer’s plan clients, the...

Auto-enrol measures have helped drive participation in UK workplace retirement schemes to a record high, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The data, writes Warren Lewis for the Financial Reporter, shows that membership in UK plans reached 39.2 million in 2016, an increase of 17.1...