Articles tagged "Retirement Incomes"
As Australia's population ages, issues have been recognised in the superannuation and pension systems. Anthony Asher gives an update of what the Retirement Incomes Working Group is doing to make positive changes to the current systems and guide future product design.
Posted on: August 29, 2018
With longevity on the increase in Australia, how can a person plan a satisfying retirement, given that it may last for several decades? Dr Jon Glass describes some of the emotional, non-financial, considerations at play.
Posted on: July 31, 2018
Michael Rice arrived at the Institute last week to accept the 2017 Actuary of the Year Award alongside an entourage of supporters from the firm he founded 30 years ago.
Posted on: October 19, 2017
Anthony Asher, Associate Professor at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW, writes about the sort of pension product that he would like to see developed now that SIS regulations have been modified to allow development of more flexible products.
Posted on: September 5, 2017
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.
Posted on: April 12, 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
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.
Posted on: September 4, 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
A new report urges Government to unlock the billions of dollars in pensioner housing assets to reduce the cost of the pension and boost aged living standards.
Posted on: April 27, 2015
Posted on: June 15, 2014