Politicians to increase retirement age again
Politicians once again intend to raise the retirement age to make a financial gain and encourage Danes to remain in the labour market longer. A higher retirement does, however, not necessarily prompt us to retire later. Many people have their own private savings or use their company pension savings to finance the first years in the third age.
2016 yielded positive returns despite Trump and Brexit
From an investor perspective, 2016 was a difficult year. A rollercoaster of shocking events with Brexit and Trump winning the US presidential election affected the rates of return. Again and again, markets were struggling to achieve positive returns. For Danish pension providers, the rates of return varied greatly, but they were positive by yearend.