At Sanlam Employee Benefits we believe that we will only develop a better understanding of the issues impacting retirement funding if we effectively assist employers in the design of their benefit structures.
The annual Sanlam Benchmark™ Survey is one of the most referenced research papers in the retirement fund industry. We have again conducted over 1000 interviews with key stakeholders and this year we have aptly themed the research 'A future worth saving for'.
Our main objective for the research is to provide insights which stimulate conversation, create meaningful opportunities for further engagement with industry stakeholders and ultimately help effect a positive financial outcome in retirement for South Africans.
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Market research is a formalised means of obtaining information to influence decision-making. Our research seeks to find information to address some of the behavioural challenges and aims to improve the poor savings culture in South Africa.
Our research takes current economic realities into account and relies on ‘best practice’ diagnostic tools to model solutions for the future benefit of all South African retirees. Every year we observe the financial impact of socio-economic conditions on the living standards of members and retirees.
For this reason our research includes a combination of qualitative and quantitative fieldwork:
The Sanlam Benchmark™ Survey does not profess to have the answers to the savings and retirement dilemma which faces most South Africans. It does however, provide a tool to ask the right questions and start the debate on how to align benefits provided by funds with the individual needs of members in a highly litigious environment crippled by high levels of unemployment and low savings behaviour.