24 Oct 2019 4 min read

Do we need to be anxious about retirement?

By Simon Chinnery

People still tell us that the thought of saving for retirement is scary, but that doesn’t have to be the case.


I recently read Ben Bennett’s thought-provoking paper on what he calls ‘retirement anxiety’. Ben focuses on Japan, but what he describes resonates here too.

When we have interviewed people near retirement about what comes next for them, they often use words like ‘scary’.

In this brief video, I share some quick thoughts on this important issue.


You can read Ben’s article, ‘Retirement anxiety, rate depression, populism…and what to do about it’, by clicking here.

Simon Chinnery

Head of DC Client Solutions, Distribution

Simon is responsible for LGIM’s Defined Contribution Client Solutions, working as a DC specialist in the Institutional client team and with the DC and Investment teams to further develop our investment and retirement strategy. Simon joined LGIM in September 2016 from J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he worked as a senior relationship manager before acting as interim head of Institutional in 2009, then Head of UK DC.

Simon Chinnery