The Impact of Ageing on Sovereign Ratings

Standard & Poors, the rating agency, has issued it’s prediction of how ageing will affect the rating of sovereign nations. Their report entitled “Global Aging 2010: An Irreversible Truth” opens with the comment “No other force is likely to shape the future of national economic health, public finances, and policymaking as the irreversible rate at […]

Merrill Launches Retirement Services For Older Wealth

With the retirement market set to explode as baby boomers increasingly leave the job market, it offers great opportunities for banks and financial institutions to tap into the most lucrative demographic in history. To that end Merrill Lynch in the USA is launching a new ad campaign called “help2retire,” setting aside between $15 and $20 […]

Calculate Your Life Expectancy Here

This “Living to 100” life expectancy calculator is well worth a try [Click here]. The calculator, associated with a New England-based study on the characteristics of centenarians, estimates your mortal years based on stress levels, health factors, diet, and lifestyle. This can be very sobering. Either you’ll be shocked how your wayward lifestyle is going […]

Asia Countries Score Low In Global Pension Index

No country achieved a score over 80 – an A-grade system – proving that even the world’s most advanced pension and superannuation models still need refinement to ensure they are robust enough to support the world’s rapidly ageing population. The report recommended that Singapore’s system could be improved by: Raising the minimum level of support […]