"Many of us watched our parents and grandparents enjoy a smooth transition to a secure retirement powered by traditional pension benefits," said Eric Henderson, President of Nationwide Annuity. "Today's investors are having a tougher time picturing that for themselves as they grapple with inflation and concerns about running out of money in retirement."

That's the gist of the latest Advisor Authority, a study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Nationwide Retirement Institute that surveyed 518 advisors and financial professionals and 2,346 investors from January 8-23, 2024. In a year when more Americans than ever are turning 65, pre-retirees (defined as non-retired investors aged 55-65) are feeling more apprehensive about retirement than the recent cohorts that preceded them.

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