#1 Introduction

This Pensions Conference will offer insights into a variety of topics that are of interest to practitioners in the retirement and savings area, given where the South African retirement and savings system finds itself at present. Items to be presented on and discussed will include an economist’s view on the state of the South African economy and the implications for savers and investors, a session that showcases international evidence on the determinants of savings, as well as a presentation on the development of savings programs which over the long term address the broader needs of South Africans. There are specialists presenting on the funding for life or death and the challenges of creating sustainable income for those retiring with insufficient assets, and appropriate default investment strategies pre- and post-retirement. The Pensions Funds Adjudicator will present cases that will be of interest to actuaries, and there is also a professionalism presentation covering professional skills for experienced members.
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