The Actuaries Institute is currently preparing a submission about Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement. Darren Wickham, from the Institute's Retirement Strategy Group, outlines the principles for the submission that have been agreed so far, following discussion with members.
Posted on: May 29, 2017
Enock Chiyangwa shares some key insights from the ASFA National Conference and Super Expo held on the Gold Coast in November 2016.
Posted on: February 23, 2017
The Actuaries Institute’s Pre-Budget Submission encourages timely Government action to introduce and promote Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs); facilitate the rationalisation of life insurance legacy products; and implement stronger risk mitigation measures to protect against the potential impacts of climate change.
Posted on: January 25, 2017
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.
Posted on: January 19, 2017
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.
Posted on: December 22, 2016
At the May 2016 Financial Services Forum, there were sessions on the use of housing wealth to fund retirement and also on the interesting achievements of some “actuary entrepreneurs”. This article combines those two topics in an interview with Peter Szabo, an actuary who is the founder and managing director of Homesafe Solutions, a company providing a debt-free home equity release product to senior Australians.
Posted on: September 26, 2016
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?
Posted on: May 27, 2016
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.
Posted on: November 26, 2015
A new international study of longevity risk reinforces the need for essential reforms to safeguard the retirement income system for current and future Australians.
Posted on: October 26, 2015
[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.
Posted on: October 22, 2015
Should the Age Pension be a "safety net" for a minority or a means-tested right for the majority? Actuary Geoff Dunsford gives his view.
Posted on: September 30, 2015
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.
Posted on: September 17, 2015
The Actuaries Institute has launched the 2015 'See what we see' campaign to promote the profession across a range of targeted media channels, coinciding with the launch of a new White Paper 'For Richer, For Poorer'.
Posted on: September 16, 2015
[VIDEO]: Stephanie Thomson showcased the unique power of actuarial skills to reveal a picture of intergenerational inequity, at a United Nations Forum last month.
Posted on: August 13, 2015
Seniors must be prepared to tighten their belts if Australia’s tax and transfer system is to remain sustainable over the next 50 years, writes Stephanie Thomson.
Posted on: August 6, 2015
The NSW Supreme Court recently ruled on an appeal by Qantas over a partial exemption of defined benefit superannuation contributions from NSW payroll tax. Paul Shallue reports on the court findings and what they could mean for employers.
Posted on: August 4, 2015
VIDEO: Finity Consulting Principal Geoff Atkins on his experience with depression, contributing to the Murray Inquiry (FSI) and a Super Industry "Cold War".
Posted on: June 11, 2015
Following the recent Financial System Inquiry, Australia appears about to embark on a period of innovation in the retirement income sector. Georgina Hemmings draws insights from the UK annuities market to discuss ways to use mortality and interest rate assumptions to achieve a better outcome for retirees.
Posted on: June 11, 2015
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.
Posted on: May 13, 2015
After attending the Budget lock-up, actuaries Elayne Grace and Michael Rice provide an in-depth look at the 2015-16 Federal Budget and the issues of most interest to actuaries.
Posted on: May 13, 2015