Articles tagged "Retirement Incomes"

Michael Rice urges peers to promote and protect brand ‘Actuary’

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.

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Pooled pensions possible at last

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.

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.

International longevity study spotlights FSI Response

A new international study of longevity risk reinforces the need for essential reforms to safeguard the retirement income system for current and future Australians.

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.

Reining in age pension spending

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.

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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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Why future generations depend on us rethinking the old age pension

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.

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Family home could help cut pension bill in half

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.

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