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HSBC Global Forum on Ageing and Retirement


The number of people aged 60 years and over is increasing. According to the UN, by 2050 it is projected to reach almost two billion, or 22% of the world’s population. Increasing longevity is changing the way we live and work. HSBC is dedicated to advancing the global debate on maturing populations and our changing approach to ageing and retirement. By building a vast resource of knowledge to engage and inform a range of people worldwide, it aims to help governments, businesses and individuals better understand the significant changes they are going to experience.

The Future of Retirement is the world’s largest ongoing study investigating attitudes towards ageing, longevity and retirement The latest survey, ’The new old age’, was conducted amongst 21,000 individuals in 21 countries and territories across five continents. The results investigate three main areas:

  • Contribution of older people to society and their families through paid work, volunteering and care work
  • The changing family structure as longevity increases and birth rates fall, and the role of older family members
  • How the health of older people is improving, enabling them to remain active and engaged for longer – living their ‘retirement bonus’

Through this website, we would like to share with you an overview of the study's most significant findings. The content reflects analysis and interpretation by HSBC and the Oxford Institute of Ageing (part of Oxford University) with whom HSBC has joined in a strategic alliance.

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