(MoneyWatch) 80-two per cent of people worldwide are worried about how they will fare financially during retirement, according to the results of a recent survey of 15 countries by Accenture, a global consulting firm. The survey also showed that 53 per cent of respondents lack the necessary information to prepare for retirement.Although the responses varied by country (the survey included Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.), it’s interesting to note that the lowest level of pessimism about retirement — 65 per cent of Britons — amounted to almost two-thirds of the country’s population.
What exactly do people around the world need and want in order to plan for retirement? Clear and personalised advice and services. The survey noted that 86 per cent of respondents said they would be willing to work with an industry professional who could help them compare investment options and consider the pros and cons of each approach. In addition, 82 per cent want to have a clear understanding of their financial needs in retirement and a clear illustration of the financial value of different investment options.