Private retirement systems and sustainability

Research on the sustainability of private retirement systems with recommendations for policymakers and the industry.

In search of sustainability: private retirement systems in Australia, the UK and the US

An examination of the sustainability of the Australian, UK and US private retirement systems with seven recommendations for policymakers and industry.

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Country reports



United Kingdom

An analysis of the $3,650bn private retirement system in the UK and how policy and structural characteristics affect sustainability.



United States

An analysis of the $27,570bn private retirement system in the US and how policy and structural characteristics affect sustainability.



Australia

An analysis of the $1,945bn private retirement system in Australia and how policy and structural characteristics affect sustainability.

Next steps

The PRI will further develop proposed interventions in collaboration with partners, nationally and internationally, and we welcome feedback from policymakers, academics and industry groups.

We will expand the research in the future to include analysis of more countries as we build a knowledge base of policy and structural interventions which align private retirement systems with sustainability objectives.