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Why climate change threatens your retirement savings

Retirees and near-retirees should find out if they live in an area at increased risk of natural disasters due to climate change, and what steps they can take to protect their home, Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell says, via CBS MoneyWatch. Read More

Wishful Thinking in a World Without Yield

Public pensions struggle to increase their yields in a low return world. Also, pension trustees are often political appointees lacking financial backgrounds, so they may not fully consider the risks of potential new investment options, says Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, in the WSJ. Read More

How Could Leftists Change Chile’s Pension System?

Rewriting Chile’s constitution could mean changes to the country’s fragile pension system. This may involve raising the retirement age, perhaps to 75 or 80, for those who have not been able to save for their old age, says Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, via The Dialogue. Read More

Pandemic spurs look into women’s financial well-being before the crisis

Black and Hispanic women face greater economic challenges than white women in both good times and bad, according to new research by Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, Prof. Robert Clark of North Carolina State University, and Prof. Annamaria Lusardi and Hallie Davis of George Washington University. Via Pensions & Investments. Read More

How Far Could Pension Funds Drive Sustainable Investing?

Battles rage over sustainable investing definitions and profitability. The 2021 Wharton Pension Research Council Symposium, “Sustainable Investments in Retirement Plans: Challenges and Opportunities,” debated many of these points, via Knowledge@Wharton. Read More

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