Retirement Reality Check Across Generations
Our recent survey of defined contribution plan participants explores just how prepared Americans are for retirement.
4 ways to boost retirement security
To help have a more secure retirement, workers need to look at their goals through a more realistic lens and adopt stronger savings behaviors.
Individuals, employers, policy makers, and asset managers will also need to work closely together. Each can play a significant role in addressing critical issues in retirement planning, including:
|1. Setting realistic financial goals and plans||3. Delivering education and advice|
|2. Providing access to retirement savings||4. Offering incentives|
ESG investments may also prompt greater retirement savings
Plan participants also noted that being able to align their investments with their personal values would encourage them to save more.
To learn more about the savings habits and sentiment of plan participants – and to see how individuals, employers, policy makers, and asset managers can help support retirement security in America – download our survey report.
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Natixis Investment Managers, Survey of US Defined Contribution Plan Participants conducted by CoreData Research, January and February 2019. Survey included 1000 US workers, 700 being plan participants and 300 being non-participants. Of the 1000 respondents, 503 were Millennials (age 23-38), 249 were Gen X (age 39-54) and 248 were Baby Boomers (age 55-73).
2 The question was asked of 654 respondents not currently invested in ESG-focused funds.
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