Articles tagged "Retirement"

Finding meaning in retirement – and the role of a coach

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.

The value proposition of life-cycle funds: opportunity cost or risk management tool?

Are life-cycle funds an opportunity cost to members or a tool for managing a member’s risks through their different life stages?

Housing Wealth and Retirement Funding - An Update

With the 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement of an expansion of the little-known Pension Loans Scheme, it is timely to revisit the hurdles to be overcome before housing can play a meaningful role in meeting Australia’s future retirement income challenge.

Global trends discussed at ASFA Conference

Enock Chiyangwa shares some key insights from the ASFA National Conference and Super Expo held on the Gold Coast in November 2016.

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.

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.

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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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