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Trends in global retirement


The retirement benefit landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade, and its evolution toward more cost-effective solutions is ongoing. The following resources provide multinational employers with a deep look into the world of global retirement and the trends we’re tracking.

A broad look at global retirement

International Pension Plan Survey Report 2022

This year’s survey includes an overview of key trends, including ESG investment considerations, the sovereign debt crisis and the increased use of IPPs and ISPs for certain regions.

Mastering DC plans globally

A global approach navigates local complexities to improve employee experience and manage employer risks.

Mastering global pension risks globally

Multinationals that approach their DB pension risks in a structured way succeed in implementing their risk reduction goals around the world.

Trends in retirement plan investment governance

Get insights into why sponsors of all sizes are considering delegating their institutional assets.

Global market updates

Global Pension Finance Watch: First quarter 2022

Q1 2022 was particularly volatile, marked by rising global discount rates, generally poor asset performance, and continued inflation.

Global Investment Outlook: Climate transition

We show how to use company and financial analytics to price carbon-related risks, value the assets you own, and identify risk management solutions

Global legislative updates

Netherlands Pension Reform

Delayed draft legislation to implement the pension deal to become effective from January, 1, 2023.

India: New labor codes affect employer-provided benefits including provident funds, and industrial relations

Four new labor codes will give some employers more flexibility in dismissing employees and could significantly increase employers’ benefit costs and liabilities.

United Kingdom: New climate risk reporting rules for pension funds

U.K.’s largest pension schemes must take steps now to comply with mandatory reporting on climate-related risks and opportunities.

2022 inflation-adjusted limits affect range of US employee benefit plans

The 2022 tax year inflation adjustments could affect the design, administration and tax reporting for retirement and benefit-related plans.

Ireland transposes the IORP II Directive

New regulations signed by the Minister for Social Protection begin the process of implementing the biggest change to occur in Irish pension governance in over three decades.

South Korea: New investment option rules for DC retirement plans

Defined contribution plan sponsors have until July 12, 2023, to comply with South Korea’s new default investment option requirements.

The third option – Collective defined contribution in Japan

The newly introduced collective defined contribution plans in Japan give companies a third option, beyond traditional defined benefit and defined contribution plans, to provide pension benefits.

New Pensions Regulator powers in the U.K. will impact M&A

From early 2022, changes in U.K. rules will impact global companies with (or who may acquire) U.K. defined benefit obligations.

Australia: Significant superannuation changes approved

The Your Future, Your Super Bill outlines consequences for employers whose default superannuation funds underperform.

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