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Retirement Savings Expert Says Australian System Is Best in World

Gold Coast retirees are set to see their incomes boosted by the world’s most robust retirement savings system. That is the view of Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute, who spoke at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday.

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Date: Nov 10, 2016

Author(s): Alister Thomson

Publisher: The Currier Mail, Australia


Interview with Global Aging Institute President Richard Jackson: “The Chilean Pension Model Is the Correct One, but the Results Are Not Satisfactory” (in Spanish)

Desde junio pasado que el debate sobre el sistema de pensiones chileno ha ganado cada vez más espacio en nuestro país… En este marco, Richard Jackson, fundador y presidente del Global Aging Institute, un centro de investigación sin fines de lucro y organización educativa dedicada a mejorar la comprensión del envejecimiento mundial, analiza la situación actual del sistema, señalando que la necesidad de realizar una reforma es crítica cuando los incentivos para la contribución y las mismas pensiones se hacen insuficientes al llegar a la edad de jubilación.

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Date: Oct 17, 2016

Author(s): Catalina Göpel

Publisher: Pulso, Chile


Richard Jackson Talks about the Aging of the Population

The aging of the population will affect virtually every dimension of public and private life around the world, says Richard Jackson, the founder and president of the Global Aging Institute (GAI) and a prominent expert in the field.

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Date: Nov 10, 2015

Author(s): Teresa Morrone

Publisher: Exame, Brazil


Seven Questions for Richard Jackson (in Portuguese)

Ou o Brasil muda o sistema de previdência ou poderá ter uma população de idosos pobres, segundo um dos maiores especialistas do mundo em aposendatoria.

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Date: Sep 16, 2015

Author(s): Patrícia Valle

Publisher: Exame, Brazil


Slog or Suffer

The living standard of an elderly Malaysian household is lower than in most East Asian countries and yet, we want to retire early. This is the shocking result of the latest East Asia Retirement Survey, Global Aging Institute founder and president Richard Jackson tells Sunday Star.

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Date: Sep 13, 2015

Author(s): Christina Chin

Publisher: The Star Online, Malaysia


Asia: GAI-Prudential Survey Reveals “Tectonic Shift” in Retirement Attitudes and Expectations

Citizens almost everywhere in East Asia are highly concerned about their retirement security, and are eager to improve their retirement preparedness, according to findings from a study on retirement attitudes and expectations in the region, conducted by the Global Aging Institute (GAI), in partnership with Prudential Corporation Asia.

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Date: Sep 07, 2015

Author(s): Asia Insurance Review

Publisher: Asia Insurance Review


Pursuing a Pension Panacea

The issues of increasing longevity and a rapidly ageing population continue to bog Asia and its governments alike. But while consumers’ awareness of retirement planning and security is improving, progress on pension reforms remains slow. What gives?

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Date: Sep 01, 2015

Author(s): Dawn Sit

Publisher: Asia Insurance Review


Richard Jackson: “The Basic Chilean Pension Model is the Right One to Meet the Aging Challenge” (in Spanish)

Hacia 2025, México será casi tan viejo como Estados Unidos, y Brasil, Chile, China y Tailandia serán aún más viejos. Esa es una de las más impactantes proyecciones del informe titulado “Envejecimiento Global y la Seguridad Previsional en las Economías Emergentes”, que presenta hoy en Chile, Richard Jackson, presidente del Global Aging Institute, en una conferencia organizada por Cámara de Norteamericana de Comercio (Amcham).

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Date: Aug 12, 2015

Author(s): Pablo Jamett

Publisher: Pulso, Chile



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How Good is Chile’s Pension System?

Thirty-five years ago, Chile took what was then a radical step. It decided that, instead of financing pensions out of the social security contributions of the working population, it would oblige its citizens to begin to save for their own retirement.

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Date: Oct 06, 2016

Author(s): Ruth Bradley

Publisher: AMCHAM Chile


Seasons of Change

Richard Jackson, founder of the Global Aging Institute says the issue of ageing is affecting most parts of the world, with huge implications on fiscal policy, the economy and the younger generation.

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Date: Oct 2016

Author(s): Amy Braddon

Publisher: Superfunds Magazine


South Korea’s Gender Problem Could Lead to an Existential Crisis

South Korea has such a low birth rate that it could become the world's oldest country by 2045, with an average age of 50. If things continue at this rate, the country could even go extinct by 2750. All that aging is putting the country into some dire economic straits.Japan has a sex problem. People aren’t having enough sex. Consequently, Japan isn’t having nearly enough kids.

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Date: Feb 01, 2016

Author(s): Drake Baer

Publisher: Tech Insider


A Pensions Tragedy Is Foreseen for Mexico (in Spanish)

El Gobierno mexicano se ha retrasado al menos 15 años para corregir su sistema de pensiones, y si no aumenta la contribución a las cuentas individuales, generará una tragedia social, advirtió Richard Jackson, presidente fundador del Instituto Global de Envejecimiento (Global Aging Institute).

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Date: Oct 08, 2015

Author(s): Jessika Becerra

Publisher: El Norte, Mexico


Expert Urges Strengthening Mexico’s Pension System to Avoid a Social Catastrophe in the Country (in Spanish)

Para los próximos años, México necesita robustecer su sistema de pensiones y hacerlo más sostenible para evitar una catástrofe social más que económica, debido a que hoy tiene una baja contribución obligatoria, una alta población que envejece sin ahorro y en la informalidad.  Así lo aseguró el presidente del Instituto Global de Envejecimiento, Richard Jackson, quien expuso que más que un riesgo económico, las pensiones podrían generar un problema social.

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Date: Oct 07, 2015

Author(s): Publimetro

Publisher: Publimetro, Mexico


The Pension System Could Lead to a Catastrophe (in Spanish)

Aunque los sistemas de pensiones en América Latina son viables, Richard Jackson, presidente fundador del Instituto Global de Envejecimiento advirtió que México sí necesita robustecer el suyo para evitar una catástrofe social derivada de la 'bomba' demográfica.

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Date: Oct 07, 2015

Author(s): Yuridia Torres

Publisher: El Financiero, Mexico


Aging: The Current Challenge for Mexico’s Pension System (in Spanish)

Uno de los principales desafíos del país en el sistema de pensiones es el crecimiento acelerado del envejecimiento de la población, comentó Roberto Walker, presidente de Principal International para Latinoamérica.

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Date: Oct 07, 2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Albarrán and Juan Tolentino

Publisher: El Economista, Mexico


Life Expectancy is Putting Pressure on Pensions (in Spanish)

Si los países emergentes quieren mantener sin cambio la edad de jubilación, es urgente que incrementen la contribución que hacen los trabajadores, empresas y Gobierno a las pensiones, anticipa un estudio de Global Aging Institute (GAI).

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Date: Oct 06, 2015

Author(s): Jessika Becerra

Publisher: Reforma, Mexico


The Aging of the Population: A Factor on the Global Stage (in Slovenian)

Ko je Nemcija med begunsko krizo napovedala, da bo na leto sprejela do pol milijona ljudi, to ni bila (samo) poteza, ki je evropskega financnega policista skoraj cez noc spremenila v najvecjega evropskega humanitarca.

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Date: Oct 03, 2015

Author(s): Andrej Brstovek

Publisher: Slovenian Daily


90 Percent of Filipino Workers Worry about Being Poor upon Retirement

Ninety percent of working Filipinos worry about being poor and in need of money upon retirement—this is one of the key findings from a major study on retirement attitudes and expectations in East Asia conducted by The Global Aging Institute (GAI), in partnership with Pru Life UK regional headquarters Prudential Corp. Asia.

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Date: Sep 29, 2015

Author(s): Business Mirror

Publisher: Business Mirror, Philippines


Philippines: 1 in 3 Workers Lack Retirement Protection

One-third of today’s Filipino workers expect to get no retirement benefits of any kind when they retire, according to a retirement survey carried out in 10 economies in Asia.

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Date: Sep 29, 2015

Author(s): Asia Insurance Review

Publisher: Asia Insurance Review


People Here Want a Higher Retirement Age

Governments in much of the world face the daunting prospect of fierce opposition to raising retirement ages, but in Asia, much of the population wants to see increases.

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Date: Sep 28, 2015

Author(s): Leslie Shaffer

Publisher: CNBC, Asia


Workers “Expect Big Fall in Income after Retiring”

Nearly three in 10 Singapore workers expect to receive “a lot less income” in retirement than they do today, according to a new survey. Many workers also expect to rely less on family members for retirement support, according to the survey on retirement attitudes.

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Date: Sep 20, 2015

Author(s): Jeremy Koh

Publisher: Straits Times, Singapore


Brazil Is Aging before It Has Guaranteed Retirement Security for the Old (in Portuguese)

É urgente que o Brasil implemente as reformas necessárias para reduzir as desigualdades sociais e, assim, começar a implementar um sistema previdenciário que irá sobreviver no longo prazo. Esse foi o recado dado por Richard Jackson, presidente do Global Aging Institute (GAI), em sua palestra “Envelhecimento Global e Aposentadoria em Países Emergentes”, na 7ª Conseguro.

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Date: Sep 17, 2015

Author(s): CNseg, Brazil

Publisher: CNseg, Brazil


Expert Discusses Longevity and Retirement Security in Emerging Markets (in Portuguese)

Um dos mais respeitados especialistas do mundo em demografia e geopolítica no século 21 vem ao Brasil a convite do acionista americano da Brasilprev Seguros e Previdência – o Principal Financial Group – para apresentar um estudo do qual ele é coautor, intitulado “O Envelhecimento Global e a Segurança Previdenciária nas Economias Emergentes.” Trata-se de Richard Jackson, fundador e presidente do Global Aging Institute (GAI), uma organização de pesquisa e educação sem fins lucrativos, dedicada ao crescimento do entendimento da economia, da sociedade e dos desafios geopolíticos criados pela mudança demográfica. 

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Date: Sep 17, 2015

Author(s): Revista Segurador Brasil

Publisher: Revista Segurador Brasil


An International Expert Criticizes the Prohibition on Foreign Investment by Brazil’s Open Pension Funds (in Portuguese)

Na medida em que o Brasil envelhece, a taxa de retorno sobre o capital vai diminuindo, então é muito importante ter condições de investir em países jovens que estão crescendo mais rápido. Essa é a opinião de Richard Jackson, fundador e presidente do Global Aging Institute (GAI), uma organização de pesquisa focada em questões econômicas, sociais e demográficas.

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Date: Sep 15, 2015

Author(s): Investidor Institucional

Publisher: Investidor Institucional, Brazil


Singapore’s Income/Retirement Gap among Biggest in Asia

Singapore’s workers are anxious about their retirement prospects, and concerned that their existing planned retirement income can replace only a small share of their pre-retirement income, according to a study on retirement attitudes and expectations in East Asia.

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Date: Sep 15, 2015

Author(s): The Wealth Forums

Publisher: The Wealth Forums, Singapore


How Singaporeans Feel about Retirement

Singaporean workers are anxious about their retirement prospects, according to a study released on Monday (Sept 14). But the majority reject the notion that family members should be primarily responsible for providing for the elderly, stated the survey by Global Aging Institute (GAI) and insurer Prudential Corporation Asia.

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Date: Sep 15, 2015

Author(s): The New Paper Online

Publisher: The New Paper Online, Singapore


Most Singaporeans Favour Individual Responsibility for Retirement Income: Survey

Singaporean workers today are anxious about their retirement prospects, and concerned that their existing planned retirement income can replace only a small share of their pre-retirement income, according to a study on retirement attitudes and expectations in East Asia.

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Date: Sep 14, 2015

Author(s): Mindy Tan

Publisher: The Business Times, Singapore


Singaporean Retirees Highly Dependent on Financial Support from Grown Kids: Report

Despite Singapore’s strong retirement framework, majority of elderly Singaporeans still rely on their grown children for support during their retirement years. A survey by the Global Aging Institute and Prudential showed that seventy percent of today’s retirees report living with their grown children, while 29 percent report that they depend on them financially.

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Date: Sep 14, 2015

Author(s): Singapore Business Review

Publisher: Singapore Business Review


Workers Unsure of Future after Retirement: Survey

About 95 per cent of Vietnamese labourers are worried about poverty and having insufficient funds once retired, according to a recent survey by the Global Aging Institute (GAI) in collaboration with Prudential Corporation Asia.

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Date: Sep 10, 2015

Author(s): Viet Nam News

Publisher: Viet Nam News


Conference Hears Concerns over Aging Population

On the afternoon of September 8 a conference on future retirement trends was held to discuss the issues arising from an aging population in Vietnam and elsewhere in East Asia and to make suggestions on how these may be overcome. Prudential Vietnam and the Global Aging Institute (GAI) organized the conference, attended by representatives from the United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

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Date: Sep 09, 2015

Author(s): Hung Khanh

Publisher: Vietnam Economic Times


Asian Countries See Decline in Family Support for the Aged

Asians increasingly think retirement should be funded by the individual, a departure from the traditional view that the elderly should be cared for by the family, according to survey data released on Friday.

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Date: Sep 04, 2015

Author(s): Asia Times

Publisher: Asia Times, Hong Kong


Society Supports Government Reform of Retirement Savings (in Indonesian)

Berdasarkan survei Global Aging Institute (GAI) dan Prudential Corporation Asia, masyarakat di Asia Timur, termasuk Indonesia, mendukung reformasi simpanan masa pensiun meskipun harus melakukan pengorbanan pribadi.

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Date: Sep 03, 2015

Author(s): Antara News

Publisher: Antara News, Indonesia


Awareness of Retirement Savings Needs Must Be Improved (in Indonesian)

Global Aging Institute (GAI) menyatakan sebanyak 45% orang Indonesia berharap ada pertanggungjawaban dari pemerintah terkait dana pensiun mereka kelak. Padahal, saat ini ada sebanyak 53% masyarakat Indonesia berusia produktif yang berekspetasi memperoleh pendapatan dari produk lembaga jasa keuangan.

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Date: Sep 02, 2015

Author(s): Devie Kania

Publisher: BeritaSatu.com, Indonesia


New Study: Funded Pension Systems Will Generate Better Pensions Than Pay-As-You-Go Ones (in Spanish)

El envejecimiento de la población en el mundo elevará la ventaja relativa de los sistemas previsionales basados en la capitalización individual, como el chileno. Esa es la principal conclusión de un estudio sobre envejecimiento y pensiones en países emergentes que ayer presentó Richard Jackson, uno de sus autores y presidente del Global Aging Institute, en un foro de la Cámara Chileno Norteamericana de Comercio (Amcham Chile).

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Date: Aug 13, 2015

Author(s): Claudio Reyes

Publisher: La Tercera, Chile


Jackson: The Pension Contribution Rate in Chile Should Be 15% (in Spanish)

El presidente del Global Aging Institute (GAI) destacó la importancia de contar con ahorro previsional. Hacer frente al envejecimiento progresivo de la población se ha transformado en uno de los desafíos más relevantes para los sistemas previsionales a lo largo del mundo.

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Date: Aug 13, 2015

Author(s): Pulso

Publisher: Pulso, Chile


Expert Recommendations to Improve the Pension System (in Spanish)

Durante el seminario organizado por la Cámara Chilena Norteamericana de Comercio, el experto internacional en pensiones y presidente del Global Aging Institute, Richard Jackson, manifestó que volver al sistema antiguo de reparto sería un error.

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Date: Aug 12, 2015

Author(s): CNN Chile

Publisher: CNN Chile