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Which are the best countries in the world to grow old in?

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Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their happiness

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Challenge of income adequacy perplexes execs

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Pension plan designers around the world are tackling the challenge of retirement income adequacy with varying degrees of success, said speakers at Pensions & Investments' inaugural Investment Innovation and the Global Future of Retirement conference in New York.

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Future of Retirement Solutions [VIDEO]

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PRC Executive Vice President Karen Friedman moderates a panel discussion on the future of retirement solutions at the Global Future of Retirement conference sponsored by Pensions & Investments. More videos from the conference here

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Pension plan design should be cross-generational — panel

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Income replacement and securing pension benefits for multiple generations should be the guide to achieving adequate retirement income, said panelists at Pensions & Investments' inaugural Investment Innovation and the Global Future of Retirement conference.

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Dancing through retirement

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I was struck by a recent Wall Street Journal article about a new craze overtaking China: retirees all across the country are “getting down,” having dance parties in parks, courtyards, and other public spaces in order to have fun and stay in shape.

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The United Kingdom’s New Retirement Savings Program

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On October 1, 2012, the United Kingdom launched a new retirement savings program. The new program has two parts. First, all employers will be required to offer retirement plans meeting minimum requirements for their employees and to contribute to those plans.

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4 Countries with Better 401(k) Plans than the United States

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The United States isn't the only country that encourages workers to use retirement accounts to save for the future. Some other countries provide retirement accounts similar to 401(k)s that offer clearer disclosures, simpler investments, and lower costs than most retirement plans in the United States.

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On Defined Contribution Plans, U.S. Should Follow Other Countries: Report

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This week U.S. defined contribution plan sponsors received a startling piece of news: At least four countries outside the U.S have better fee disclosure practices than those in the U.S. The report, issued by the General Accounting Office in March, reviewed best practices in hopes of enlightening U.S. retirement plan providers and regulators.

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Innovative Defined Benefit Plans Could Be Key to Retirement Security, Speakers Say

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Pension plans can play a key role in establishing retirement systems that reduce risk and provide lifetime income options for participants, speakers said Feb. 22 at a conference on innovative pension plan design.

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Private pensions in crisis: Where do we go from here?

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Private pension downfalls of recent years aren’t only plaguing private companies and employees, but the federal government, prompting a group of retirement policy experts to gather in Washington, D.C. yesterday to discuss possible solutions, including re-imagining what the defined benefit plan could look like.

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