Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2016

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index: 

The index measures 27 retirement income systems against more than 40 indicators, covering 60% of the world’s population.  It is considered the world’s most comprehensive comparison of pension systems.

The retirement income systems of Denmark and the Netherlands have taken the top two spots in 2016, with Australia placing third.

Index Top 5

  1. Denmark
  2. Netherlands
  3. Australia
  4. Finland
  5. Sweden

Calculations for the index are based on ‘Adequacy’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Integrity’.  Rated as a B+ system, the Australian Retirement Income system is currently viewed as having a sound structure, with many good features, but has some areas for improvement.


A link to the Report may be found here:

Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index Report 2016

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