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Trends in global retirement

Stay up to date with the latest retirement trends from around the globe.

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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

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.

Top ten investment action plans for defined benefit plans in 2021

The new world and economy require us to find new ways to meet retirement plan objectives while efficiently managing resources, time and expenses. If there was ever a time to reconsider our process, it’s now.

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.

Global market updates

Global Pension Finance Watch: Fourth quarter 2021

Continued strong asset performance during Q4 2021 drove positive fourth quarter pension index results for most regions.

Global Pension Assets Study – 2022

Continued growth during 2021 means global pensions assets have now almost doubled in the last decade to US$56.6 trillion.

Global Markets Overview: Late February 2022

Tracking recent asset price moves and our outlook.

Global legislative updates

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.

Hong Kong: Ending the MPF offset against long-service/severance

A proposal in Hong Kong would take away employers’ ability to offset their Mandatory Provident Fund contributions against severance or long-service payments.

U.A.E.: New data protection regime, shorter federal workweek

UAE adopts 4.5-day workweek to better align with global markets and establishes a framework to protect personal data.

Italy: Expansion of legislation on equal treatment in employment

A Senate-approved bill would require employers with over 50 employees to report on actions taken to support gender pay and opportunity equity.

United States: New York state to mandate retirement plan enrollment

New York state will require most private employers to offer a qualified retirement plan or enroll their employees in a state-managed program.

Featured Publications


Articles on retirement, benefits management, diversity, wellbeing and financial resilience, and more. And a curated selection of related legislative changes in individual countries and legislatures.

A quarterly report on global capital markets focussed on changes to the assets and obligations of pension funds.

A monthly report that provides a high-level review and outlook for markets and economies.


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