Join us for a discussion where we will launch the results of the 2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI) with a series of virtual events.
The widespread economic impact of COVID-19 is creating very real issues for retirees, both now and in the future. Coupled with increasing life expectancies and rising pressure on public resources to support the health and welfare of older citizens, COVID-19 will exacerbate retirement insecurity around the world.
Despite these challenges, it’s critical to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each system to ensure better outcomes for the retiree. Comparing systems from different economic, historical and political backgrounds is an important purpose of the Global Pension Index. It enables comparisons of systems to differentiate what is possible in different contexts and cultures.
The challenges of the time present us with an opportunity to come together as a global community, in order to learn from each other, with aim of providing retirees with dignity and confidence in their final years. In embracing this new format, we aim to connect policy makers, industry professionals, researchers, and academics around the globe for a more robust learning and sharing experience.
Dr David Knox will present the findings as lead author, and Tom Geraghty (CEO, Mercer Europe) will moderate the discussion.
The panel will include:
• Josina Kamerling – Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institute
• Benoit Hudon, Wealth Leader, Mercer UK
• Marc Heemskerk, Principal, Retirement, Mercer Netherlands
• John O'Brien, Partner, Strategic Risk Management, Mercer Europe Zone Leader