The results are in: Iceland leads, but only by a margin
The Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index benchmarks 44 retirement income systems around the world, highlighting challenges and opportunities within each. This year we have added Portugal to the mix, as well as using updated data from OECD and the UN World Population Prospects 2022.
The index is made up of three sub-indices – adequacy, sustainability and integrity – to measure each retirement income system against more than 50 indicators. This year's feature chapter unpacks the challenging defined contribution (DC) equation of converting a DC lump sum into a good outcome for retirees. Download the reports to learn more about your pension system.
This year’s top rated pension systems
Three pillars of our analysis and top three rated countries
How does your pension system rate?
Feature chapter: Addressing a challenging DC equation
Employers are stepping away from financial guarantees
Individuals bear the risks before and after retirement
Retirees receive a lump sum, not an income stream
Households are not equipped to make financial decisions at retirement
Governments considering reducing financial support during retirement
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