About the Author
Stephen Fay
Director of Data and Head of Superannuation Research, Rainmaker Information Pty Ltd
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The superannuation industry collects a lot of fees to make the system work - over $30 billion annually. This is more than many Olympic swimming pools of cash or whatever other colloquial metaphor is used.
The latest Productivity Commission draft report into superannuation has generated a lot of discussion and focus on default products. However among this commentary, there seems little recognition that there ...
Richard Thaler, the behavioural scientist recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics, was the leading contributor to the concept that public policy could be both liberal and paternal. The individual ...
The New Zealand retirement system frame­work is common but not universal. It is established yet still evolving. The framework is simple, but not super. What results is en­couraging levels of self-selected ...
The superannuation guarantee, which just turned 25-years-old, is the younger sibling of the 401k US pension framework which in 2018 celebrates 40 years. Since the late 1970's when Kodak first sought tax ...
For the superannuation member that cares about ethical or responsible investing, is it better to choose a fund with a responsible investment strategy perhaps implemented through an ESG overlay, or choose ...
Happily there are a number of people willing to offer simple metrics for retirement savings goals. Unhappily they are often overly simplistic and ignore the many facets of building lifetime wealth. A financial ...
June 2017 was an exciting month for MySuper. It hit not one but two major milestones. The first was that we now have three years of APRA data. This means we can have a closer look at how MySuper has performed ...
The SelectingSuper MySuper index has delivered a stunning 10.4% for the 2016-17 financial year, marking eight consecutive positive annual returns since the GFC. Cumulative earnings over this period now ...
The old adage that life insurance is sold not bought has been derided for some time, but with increased pressure on the value of default superannuation group life insurance to members, perhaps it is time ...
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