Mercer recently released a report that outlines why the firm thinks that it is a good business practice for employers to implement programs that will help employees to achieve a secure retirement. According to Securing Retirement Outcomes for the Employee: Why the Employer Should Intervene, the primary reasons the employer should take on this task are:
Mercer has identified a "trilemma", noting that retirees cannot have their cake and eat it, too. According to Mercer, there are tensions among the competing objectives of access to capital, protection from risk, and participation in upside. Mercer suggests a variety of solutions to the trilemma.
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