This year the Sanlam Benchmark research included an exploration of the concept of financial resilience through the lens of retirement funding. Financial Resilience is the ability to withstand events that impact one's income and/or assets while being able to take advantage of opportunities for growth. Some financially stressful events, such as death, disability, divorce, health problems and retirement affect people in different ways.
Financial resilience is not just a concept; for individuals it is a way of empowering them to be in control of their lives and to help them feel more financially secure.
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The theme for the 2021 Benchmark was Impactful Research, Compelling Insights.
The theme for the 2020 Benchmark was Reading Between the Lines.
The theme for the 2019 Benchmark was Enabling Financial Resilience.
The theme for the 2018 Benchmark was Empowering Insights.
The theme for the 2017 Benchmark was Turning Hindsight into Foresight.
The theme for the 2016 Benchmark was Rethinking Retirement through a New Dimension.
The theme for the 2015 Benchmark was A Future Worth Saving.
The theme for the 2014 Benchmark was Retire Another Day.
The theme for the 2013 Benchmark was Day One.
The theme for the 2012 Benchmark was Saving Heroes.