The new retirement: Will you be ready?

The pandemic has accelerated many trends that could affect the way people plan for and live in retirement. Learn how these trends can impact you and your employees’ plans and what steps to consider taking now.





Andy Sieg, president of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, sits down with one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts on retirement, Age Wave Co-Founder Ken Dychtwald, for a robust conversation on how the pandemic has changed retirement.


Then expert panelists — Lorna Sabbia, Chris Hyzy, and Surya Kolluri—have a discussion on the ways people can get ready for the new realities ahead.  


Topic areas include:

  • What emerging trends may mean for individuals as they plan for the life they want in retirement
  • Retiring earlier than expected—or working longer remotely
  • Technology advancements driving longevity and increased quality of life in retirement
  • The impact of the pandemic on women’s retirement security
  • The finances of staying in one’s home versus moving as you age
  • The future of Social Security and Medicare
  • Investing strategies for individuals to consider when they are nearing or in retirement


Our Host:

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Andy Sieg

President, Merrill Lynch

Wealth Management

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Featured speaker:

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Ken Dychtwald

Co-Founder, Age Wave


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Expert Panelists:

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Lorna Sabbia

Head of Retirement and

Personal Wealth Solutions,

Bank of America

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Chris Hyzy 

Chief Investment Officer,

Merrill and Bank of America

Private Bank

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Surya Kolluri

Managing Director, Retirement Thought Leadership,

Bank of America

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Opinions are those of the speakers, as of the date of this event and are subject to change.


Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


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