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Forum Post: AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age As High As 80 After Crisis

Posted 1 year ago on June 4, 2012, 2:54 p.m. EST by Hanssen (36)
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AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis

{somehow, I don't think that .01%er Robert Benmosche is including himself and his family as having to work till they are 80 years old}

Boris Cerni and Zachary Tracer

bloomberg.com

June 4, 2012

American International Group Inc. (AIG) Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche said Europe’s debt crisis shows governments worldwide must accept that people will have to work more years as life expectancies increase.

“Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” Benmosche, who turned 68 last week, said during a weekend interview at his seaside villa in Dubrovnik, Croatia. “That would make pensions, medical services more affordable. They will keep people working longer and will take that burden off of the youth.”

The crisis, now in its third year, threatens to destroy Europe’s 17-nation currency union as Greece contemplates exiting the euro and Spain sees its bond yields rise and banking industry falter. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hardened her opposition to joint debt sharing in the euro region as U.S. President Barack Obama singled out Europe’s leaders for not doing enough to arrest the crisis.

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