Benchmark Symposium 2014 - Retire another day

Past assumptions based on life expectancy, family structures and capital requirements at retirement no longer hold true. With already having less money to live on at retirement, people have longer retirements and far greater financial burdens. With only 29% of South African retirees able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, it is critical that the retirement industry looks closely at its changing landscape, compared to just a few years back.

Retire another Day explores the changing needs of the retiree, and how it affects the way in which members need to plan for the future. 'Employers should reconsider the retirement age so that it corresponds with the increase in longevity and think about offering people second careers after official retirement.' - Dawie de Villiers, CEO: Sanlam Employee Benefits

Given the changing needs, we have asked 3 futurists (people who specialise in predicting how the world will be in time to come) to give us a glimpse into the future.

Speaker Videos

 

Danie van Zyl 'Key Findings'

29 May 2014
Danie van Zyl talks about the findings in the 2014 Sanlam BENCHMARK survey results.
 

Viresh Maharaj 'Sandwich Generation'

28 May 2014
A new 'sandwich' generation of pensioners emerged in the 2014 Sanlam BENCHMARK Survey, here Viresh Maharaj explains.
 

Viresh Maharaj 'Longevity'

28 May 2014
Globally people are living longer and longer - Viresh Maharaj explains how this will impact retirement and shows how this has impacted the 2014 Sanlam BENCHMARK Survey findings.
 

David Gluckman

02 Oct 2014
 

Kobus Hanekom

02 Oct 2014
 

Freddy Mwabi

02 Oct 2014
 

Mayuri Reddy

02 Oct 20140
 

Nersan Naidoo

02 Oct 2014

Retirement Videos

 

Real Retirement Stories Pamela Madwayi

28 May 2014
In the run up to the BENCHMARK 2014 retirement survey conducted each year by Sanlam, South African retirees told their retirement stories and gave tips to others planning retirement.
 

Real Retirement Stories Beatrice Jackson

28 May 2014
In the run up to the BENCHMARK 2014 retirement survey conducted each year by Sanlam, South African retirees told their retirement stories and gave tips to others planning retirement.

Benchmark Symposium 2014 Presentations:

Speakers who addressed the audience at the symposium were unanimous in their message ... the retirement landscape has changed dramatically and financial product providers, advisers, employers and government will have to put their heads together to find new solutions.

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