Tag Archives: Australia

Where you can buy a sausage with a brick…

  At this week’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning, Guy Opperman told we could look forward to what was happening in Australia today, being UK pension policy tomorrow, so here – courtesy of the Australian Financial Review is a Government incentive … Continue reading

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The OECD signal a change in the weather. So should we!

I published yesterday the OECD’s latest recommendations for the design of DC pension plans I was surprised that they were so radical, though looking back at their “Pensions at a glance” paper last year, perhaps I shouldn’t have been. The … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in Australia – retirement income strategies compared…..

This article is an overwrite of work done by Optimum Pensions’ Peter Rowe in Australia, I’m grateful to my friend Jim Hennington for sharing it. When I read it I was struck by the similarities that Australia’s Super system is … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Down Under: Australia Catches a Third Wave

  WWW.Covid-arg.com By Jennifer Lang and Karen Cutter COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Introduction For much of the pandemic, Australia, along with its neighbour New Zealand, has been relatively successful in protecting its population from the … Continue reading

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Does Britain need an Aussie style “Retirement Income Covenant”?

  The Australian Treasury has recently consulted with its citizens on how to oblige Trustees of its huge Super funds to provide them with retirement income. There are parallels in the UK. Over the autumn and winter, the DWP will … Continue reading

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It’s not just what you save, it’s the way you invest it – that’s what gets results

Bananarama  and the Funboy Three do not figure on my Spotify playlists , they supplied us with some annoying earworms and the inspiration for this blog but  ‘Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It) is a … Continue reading

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Australia gets tough on DC funds and so should we

Australia is facing up to some tough questions and it is asking the questions we need to ask. For example, should we assume that all ESG investments  a good thing, or are some more beneficial to pension savers than others? … Continue reading

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Aussies put pensions to the test (could Britain follow?)

With characteristic bluntness, the Australian Government has decided that if a pension fund is not delivering to its users, it will be starved of new savers until it does. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will develop systems that will enable … Continue reading

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Life expectancy is a statistical calculation which estimates the average number of years individuals in a certain group will live. However, people seem to interpret it as an expert opinion that tells them exactly how long they can expect to … Continue reading

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An advert you wouldn’t see in Britain!

Most UK pension people  will look at this advert (on Linked in) with bemusement, some may think it a scam, but I know the people behind this initiative and that, in Australia, they are in earnest for good. This article … Continue reading

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