Superannuation

The evolution of disability insurance within superannuation

Disability cover has received considerable media attention recently which has led to significant analysis and review from superannuation funds and their insurers (and reinsurers) on several key issues. Here, Senior Consultants at Rice Warner, Geoff McRae and Andrea McDonnell, outline the issues and the future of this evolving provision.

A History of British Actuarial Thought

Craig Turnbull, Investment Director at Standard Life Investments (UK), recently published the book 'A History of British Actuarial Thought'. In this book, Craig illustrates the development of the actuarial profession within each of the three key practice areas of life assurance, pensions and general insurance.

Practice Update videos now available

The Actuaries Institute has just released the first collection of Practice Update videos! See what each committee has been up to and also earn CPD points.

The Importance of Projections in Developing Retirement Strategies

The Actuaries Institute’s Superannuation Projections and Disclosure sub-committee designed a projection model to estimate the income that assets would support during retirement for a number of case studies.

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The Objective of Superannuation - letters to the Editor

Geoff Dunsford writes in about the Actuaries Institute letter that provided feedback to the Government on its March Discussion paper on the Objective of Superannuation.

The Future of Financial Services – FSF 2016 Wrap Up

FSF2016 examined how disruptors will impact the financial services industry. It asked, how can actuaries reimagine their career in the future world? Where are the opportunities?

Budget injects fairness into retirement incomes system

The Actuaries Institute welcomed the 2016-17 Federal Budget this week, citing policy changes designed to inject more equity and fairness into the retirement incomes system.

Deciding the objectives of the super system

On 29 February, around 40 members gathered at the Actuaries Institute for a Research Colloquia to discuss the objectives of the superannuation system. This is particularly timely given the release by the Government on 9 March of a discussion paper and consultation process on the “Objective of Superannuation”. Here, Andrew Boal summarises those discussions and some principles that emerged.

Unlocking wealth in the family home

Australian baby boomers are considered one of the richest cohorts in history, but they may not know it because most of their wealth is tied up in their family home. John McLenaghan reports on a push to unlock access to home equity to help fund retiree lifestyles.

Income for (longer) life - Knox takes a bow

[VIDEO]: David Knox gives his view on this week's Government response to the Financial System Inquiry and outlines the industry-first retirement product that won him the inaugural BTIM Retirement Innovation Award.

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NBA article slam-dunks 'most read’ list

What do Uber, Alan Joyce and Algo-advisors have in common? They all feature in the Top 10 most popular articles on Actuaries Digital since its launch.

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Murray highlights value of actuaries’ rigour

David Murray gave a sound nod to the rigour and value of actuarial work as he launched the Institute's Retirement Incomes White Paper 'For Richer, For Poorer' in Sydney on Wednesday 2 September.

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Actuary speaks on depression, FSI and a Super Industry "Cold War"

VIDEO: Finity Consulting Principal Geoff Atkins on his experience with depression, contributing to the Murray Inquiry (FSI) and a Super Industry "Cold War".

Budget 2015 does little to quell age pension uncertainty

Hopes that the Federal Budget would present a comprehensive package to stabilise Australia’s pension system were not met. Michael Rice was in Canberra on Budget night, and filed this report.

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