PPI Webinar: Meeting Hong Kong’s Retirement Challenge

The traditional system of family-centered retirement provision is weakening in Hong Kong, yet adequate government and market substitutes have not yet taken its place.  The result is widespread retirement insecurity.  In this webinar, Richard Jackson, President of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), will discuss the findings of Meeting Hong Kong’s Retirement Challenge, a new issue brief jointly published by GAI and PPI.  During his presentation, Dr. Jackson will discuss the forces that are pushing pension reform to the top of the policy agenda, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), and explore strategies for improving the overall adequacy and sustainability of Hong Kong’s retirement system.

There is no registration fee for this webinar. Please be aware that this session will be recorded, and the Chatham House Rule will not apply.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

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Richard Jackson is the founder and president of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), as well as a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies  and a senior advisor to the Concord Coalition. Richard is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies, including From Challenge to Opportunity: Wave 2 of the East Asia Retirement Survey (2015); Global Aging and Retirement Security in Emerging Markets: Reassessing the Role of Funded Pensions (2015); Lessons from Abroad for the U.S. Entitlement Debate (2014); The Global Aging Preparedness Index, Second Edition (2013); and The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008). Richard speaks regularly on policy issues related to the aging of the population and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Perrine and their three children, Benjamin, Brian, and Penelope.
The Global Aging Institute (GAI) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to improving our understanding of global aging, to informing policymakers and the public about the challenges it poses, and to encouraging timely and constructive policy responses. GAI’s agenda is broad, encompassing everything from retirement security to national security, and its horizons are global, extending to aging societies worldwide.

The Global Aging Institute was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Although GAI is new, its mission is not. Before launching the institute, Richard Jackson, GAI’s president, directed a research program on global aging at the Center for Strategic and International Studies which, over a span of nearly 15 years, produced a large body of cutting-edge research and analysis that played a leading role in shaping the debate over what promises to be one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. GAI’s Board of Directors is chaired by Thomas S. Terry, CEO of the Terry Group, who is slated to be president of the International Actuarial Association in 2017. To learn more about the Global Aging Institute, visit www.GlobalAgingInstitute.org.