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The Evolving Wealth of Canadians Approaching Retirement
The Evolving Wealth of Canadians Approaching Retirement
CD Howe Institute
Apr 2019 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Savings
The CD Howe Institute has published a working paper entitled "The Evolving Wealth of Canadians Approaching Retirement". The report reveals that the wealth of Canadians approaching retirement who were in the middle of the wealth distribution grew quite strongly in constant dollars over the period from 1999 to 2016. According to the findings, the growth in wealth, which was notably stronger than income growth over the same period, was driven largely by the increasing value of principal residences.
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Five steps women can take to lift their retirement confidence
Five steps women can take to lift their retirement confidence
Qantas Super
13 Mar 2019 Australia Countries - excl. European Union and US, Equality, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
According to the latest quarterly update to the Qantas Super CBSA Retirement Confidence Index, women are falling behind men in all areas of retirement confidence and preparedness. The index found that although the gender gap in retirement confidence was smaller than in the previous quarter, women had an overall retirement confidence rating of 4.8 out of 10, whilst men had an overall rating of 5.4 out of 10. The research also found that only 28% of women feel able to rely upon their superannuation and other investments to fund their retirement, compared with 40% of men.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The ASFA Retirement Standard (December quarter 2018)
The ASFA Retirement Standard
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
Mar 2019 Australia Countries - excl. European Union and US, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has published updated figures which reveal that a couple aged around 65 looking to achieve a comfortable retirement needs to spend $60,977 a year, whilst couples aged around 65 seeking a "modest" lifestyle would need to spend $39,775 a year.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Largest quarterly fall of Swiss pension index in seven years
Willis Towers Watson Swiss Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
18 Jan 2019 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to Willis Towers Watson's Swiss Pension Finance Watch, the illustrative funded ratio index for Swiss pension funds decreased by around 7.7 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2018, the largest fall in the index in seven years.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A Disastrous December for Irish Pension Funds
A Disastrous December for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
8 Jan 2019 Ireland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of -6% on average during December. The analysis shows that whilst managed funds trod water for most of the year, all of the losses came during December resulting in a loss of 5.2% on average over the year.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
C D Howe Institute
Jan 2019 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Surpluses and Deficits
The CD Howe Institute has published a paper revealing that public sector pensions are using risky projections to calculate their future liabilities. The study shows that pension fund sponsors use a discount rate to determine the value of assets they must set aside for future benefits. If the rate is too high, the assets can be too meagre, and vice versa. The report examines whether there is an optimum discount-rate rule that finds the right balance.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index Q4 2018
Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index
Credit Suisse
Jan 2019 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Superfunds (DB)
Credit Suisse has published its fourth quarterly Swiss Pension Fund Index for 2018, which reveals that the index fell by 3.5% to close at a level of 166.96 points at the end of December 2018. According to the report, the months of October and December had a particularly negative effect with the overall annual performance for 2018 as –3.20%.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Charges, returns and transparency in DC - what can we learn from other countries?
Charges, returns and transparency in DC
Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)
Dec 2018 Australia, Europe (including EU), United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, United States Countries - excl. European Union and US, European Union members, Investment - General, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
The PPI, sponsored by Which? magazine, has published a report entitled 'Charges, returns and transparency in DC - what can we learn from other countries?'. The report compares data for DC workplace pensions from Australia, the United States, the Netherlands and Sweden to explore workplace pension charges and allow analysis of whether, on a global level, UK charges are high or low, transparent and offer good investment returns. The report examines the level of disclosed costs and charges in each country in the context of the country’s pensions system, the investment returns achieved and also the transparency and effectiveness of the governance oversight of charging.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The ASFA Retirement Standard (September quarter 2018)
The ASFA Retirement Standard
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
Dec 2018 Australia Countries - excl. European Union and US, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has published updated figures which reveal that a couple aged around 65 looking to achieve a comfortable retirement needs to spend $60,843 a year, whilst those seeking a "modest" lifestyle would need to spend $39,666 a year.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Retirement security increasingly important to employees in Hong Kong, Willis Towers Watson survey finds
Global Benefits Attitudes Survey
Willis Towers Watson
29 Nov 2018 Hong Kong Countries - excl. European Union and US
According to research by Willis Towers Watson, retirement security is a growing issue in Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region. The latest findings of its Global Benefits Attitudes Surevy revealed that while 58% of employees in Hong Kong think retirement security has become a more important issue for them over the past 2-3 years, only around one-third of them are confident of having enough income to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Superannuation Fund Disclosure: Past, Present and Future
Superannuation Fund Disclosure: Past, Present and Future
Monash University/Australian Centre for Financial Studies
Oct 2018 Australia Administration, Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
The Australian Centre for Financial Studies has published a study setting out four disclosure indexes for Australian superannuation funds alongside an evaluation of the disclosure practices of these funds for the period between 2010 and 2016.  The four superfunds disclosure indexes are the: SuperGov Index, SuperInvest Index, SuperFee Index and SuperInfo Index. According to the findings, superfunds had succeeded in disclosing information related to their governance, with many achieving full disclosure in the SuperGov Index. However, disclosure of fund fees and costs, and investment-related information was mixed, meaning that the level of disclosure, as measured by the SuperInvest and SuperFee Indices, remained limited for many superfunds.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index Q3 2018
Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index
Credit Suisse
Oct 2018 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Surpluses and Deficits
Credit Suisse has published its third quarterly Swiss Pension Fund Index for 2018, which reveals that the index rose by 0.80% to close at a level of 173.03 points at the end of September 2018. According to the report, most of the positive performance in the third quarter was attributed to equities, with Swiss equities contributing 0.54% to returns and foreign equities contributing 0.39%.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer
CD Howe Institute E-Brief
CD Howe Institute
23 Aug 2018 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Longevity
The CD Howe Institute has published a paper examining the relationship between earnings and longevity in Canada using an administrative dataset of Canada Pension Plan recipients. The study measures how longevity differs across earnings levels and uses these calculations for individuals in different birth cohorts to observe if the earnings-longevity gradient is steepening or if longevity is improving equally for everyone. According to the paper, the findings have direct policy implications for pensions and these are explored by showing how longevity affects the value of an annuity.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Occupational pensions: Lump sum or annuity?
Occupational pensions: Lump sum or annuity?
Credit Suisse
21 Aug 2018 Switzerland Annuities and Income Drawdown, Countries - excl. European Union and US, Investment - Performance, Longevity, Occupations/Industry Sectors
Credit Suisse has published a study on occupational retirement provision in Switzerland. The research considers the various options available when withdrawing retirement assets whether as a lump sum or an annuity.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Swiss company pension balance sheets boosted by asset returns
Willis Towers Watson Swiss Pension Finance Watch - Q2/2018
Willis Towers Watson
20 Jul 2018 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to Willis Towers Watson’s Swiss Pension Finance Watch, the second quarter of 2018 saw an improvement in the pension balance sheets of Swiss companies under IAS19. The Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased from 104.7% on 31 March 2018 to 107.1% at 30 June 2018.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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