Surviving Immortality

Could someone alive today actually live to be 1,000 years old? Thanks to medical and technological breakthroughs, that could be possible someday. But living longer—even if it’s only to, say, 150—comes with financial implications for how we plan and invest for our futures.


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October 23, 2019

Merrill Perspectives

People around the world are living longer than ever before. In the U.S., the number of people in their 90s has nearly tripled since 1980, and some studies predict that at least one quarter of all children alive today could live to 1001. The idea of living this long is an exciting one, but it also comes with some important questions.

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For example, how will we finance those extra years, and what does this all mean for our quality of life in retirement?  In this episode, our hosts Candace Browning, Chris Hyzy and Haim Israel explore the key drivers—including advances in genomics and personalized medicine—behind the dramatic rise in life expectancy, along with innovations helping to make our lives more productive and meaningful as we age.  They also unpack how this trend is reshaping the economy, address other important issues—such as how to pay for all the new medical treatments—and offer insights into how we can prepare financially for living to 90, 100 and, perhaps, even beyond.

Candace Browning Headshot

Host:
Candace Browning

Head of
BofA Merrill Lynch
Global Research

Chris Hyzy Headshot

Host:
Christopher M. Hyzy

Chief Investment Officer
Merrill and Bank of America
Private Bank

Haim Israel Headshot

Host:
Haim Israel

Head of
Thematic Investing
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

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Candace Browning Headshot

Host:
Candace Browning

Head of
BofA Merrill Lynch
Global Research

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Chris Hyzy Headshot

Host:
Christopher M. Hyzy

Chief Investment Officer
Merrill and Bank of America
Private Bank

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Haim Israel Headshot

Host:
Haim Israel

Head of
Thematic Investing
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

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