FRANCE - French think tank, Le Cercle des Epargnants and official survey group CSA have reported that 64% of the population are worried about funding their retirement.
A survey has shown that 71% are in support of pension reforms, with 63% thinking the currently battling presidential candidates are not giving enough attention to this pressing issue.
A similar survey by AXA-Minmetals in China showed that 80% of the population were either happy or very happy with their financial health.
75% of workers and 66% of retirees said their pension would be sufficient to maintain their existing lifestyle after leaving work.
Over half of those questioned in France thought that in the future, it would be up to the state and social security system to financially support retirees.
A handful of industry heavyweights have begun trialling a so-called 'mid-life MOT', with positive initial results reported by all those involved.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it will shrink its board by more than one-third as part of a governance overhaul to make it "agile and more appropriate".
Smaller FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes were nearly 15 percentage points less well-funded than larger schemes in 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) analysis.