#SFTW: 1 in 5 millennials will live to 100. Better start saving

Posted by Robin Powell on November 13, 2015

#SFTW: 1 in 5 millennials will live to 100. Better start saving



There was a wake-up call for millennial investors this week with the publication of the latest BlackRock Investor Pulse Survey. Millennials.

Apparently, on average, those aged between 25 and 34 predict they will only live to see their 79th birthday. In fact the average 30-year-old can expect to reach 90 and one in five millennials will live to be 100.

Increased longevity and the challenge it poses for governments and for individual investors is the subject of my latest blog post:

Greater longevity comes at a huge price


What you may have missed..

SPIVA: What it is and what it tells us — an interview with Craig Lazzara (Part 1)

Vast majority of UK fund managers “genuinely unskilled” — study

Short-termism — why the whole investment industry is to blame

Has MiFID II been kicked into the long grass?

Could any other industry get away with this?

Barry Ritholtz — Why financial planning is so important

Active investors really need to hit the jackpot


What I’ve been reading..

The UK fund industry needs to put clients first, says outside IA chief (Claer Barrett)

Why indexing beats stock picking (JB Heaton et al.)

Does the historical evidence support market-timing strategies based on valuations? (Larry Swedroe)

Smart beta or dumb beta? — the view of Vanguard Europe’s chief economist (Peter Westaway)

The extent of closet indexing in the US fund industry is shocking (ABW Insights)

The biggest asset most investors have is time (Ben Carlson)

Are your forecasts better than a random walk? (Joachim Klement)

The equity premium risk and YOU (Lars Kroijer)

Non-disclosure is harming your returns (Dan Solin)

Do people want to be fooled? (Michael Batnick)

Men save more, women save better (Squared Away)


And finally..

Congratulations to Sensible Investing TV, which has just notched up half a million video views:

SITV — half a million YouTube views and counting


Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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