The Longevity Revolution and Its Emerging Economy

Andy Sieg, Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald teamed up to deliver the keynote “The Longevity Revolution and Its Emerging Economy” at last month’s annual IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics—the largest worldwide conference on aging hosted over 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics.

With the advent of global demographic aging and many people living and working longer, issues pertaining to longevity, funding for later years, and discussions of life priorities in the next phase of their lives are coming to the fore. Together, Sieg and Dychtwald imparted significant insights on how the changing culture of aging is generating exciting possibilities for individuals and opportunities for business and investors in the massive, growing and global longevity economy. Kevin Crain, Head of Workplace Financial Solutions at Merrill Lynch facilitated a lively discussion between the two on ways the private and not-for-profit sectors can collaborate to help people live long, healthy, and productive lives.