Money managers, pension fund executives, corporate leaders and other experts share insights and expertise about the challenges facing the retirement industry worldwide, at P&I’s annual Global Future of Retirement conference.
Washington Post veteran Bob Woodward also says president's philosophy is that ‘real power is fear.’
Institutional investors are finding investment opportunities in the disruptive nature of technology and venture capital.
Financial education requires simplicity and a recognition that financial literacy must expand beyond retirement savings, say plan sponsors.
Public and private U.S. defined benefit plans could face growing defaults over the coming decade, says Sanford Rich of the New York City Board of Education Retirement System.
Author Michael S. Falk says health care and retirement plans should be disconnected, saying that “employers aren't in the retirement business.”
Educating retirement plan participants is key to sustainable plan design, experts say.
Nearly a third of workers globally say they want a flexible transition to their retirement, but only 1 in 4 of employers have phased retirement programs.
The rise of the middle class in India and Africa could prove a trump card for a global economy otherwise facing long-term headwinds to growth.
Transparency on fees might prove challenging for plan sponsors, Stanford University researcher Ashby Monk says.
The increasing number of non-traditional workers presents a challenge to employers, government and society as a whole to prepare these workers for adequate savings.
A trifecta of headwinds is challenging the pension management industry today, says Ontario Pension Board CEO and President Mark J. Fuller.
Good governance is about alignment of goals, leadership, independence from political pressure and showing stakeholders the value of contributing to pension funds.
Environmental, social and governance investing has matured and pension funds have become more sophisticated at incorporating the practice into portfolios, but asset owners can still do more, say experts.
American workers, employers and the government are going to have to get used to a new definition of retirement and retirement plans.
GFOR conference panelists said the market and economic challenges facing pension plans now will place a premium on governance and innovation.
Making retirement readiness and financial literacy information simple is hard.
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris pact boosts flows to ESG-related investments.
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward talks about politics, media and covering presidents from the Nixon era to the Trump administration.
Bob Woodward talks about the early days of the Trump administration and what it may mean for the future of the global economy and impact on financial markets.
No one country has the solution to its retirement challenges, but many nations offer something worth considering, says David C. John.
UN PRI's Fiona Reynold's talks about President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
Greg Williamson, CIO of the American Red Cross, discusses his strategy for factor-based investing in the management of retirement assets.
As passive investing become more popular, Vikram Mansharamani asks whether money managers should reconsider whether passive is the right strategy.
Stanford University's Ashby Monk addresses some of the challenges facing global pension fund investors.
Social investing is a growing trend and Ed Farrington says plan sponsors are right to ask questions on how to incorporate ESG criteria into their investment policy statements.
Joshua Gotbaum says legislation that passed in Maryland offers a model to other states looking to implement their own retirement plans for private sector-workers without access to one.
Keith P. Ambachtsheer talks about insourcing and outsourcing and the role governance plays in creating a sustainable pension plan.
Rick Funston tells P&I that good governance is ultimately about improving the performance of organizations charged with offering participants retirement security.
Heribert Karch talks about the challenges facing Germans in funding retirement -- especially younger workers, who express some wariness about defined contribution plans.
Catherine Collinson provides insight into the challenges countries around the world are facing in helping workers to prepare for retirement.
Lisa Massena tells P&I about Oregon's efforts to help residents who don't have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan to save for the future.