As speculation about the future market for lifetime annuities intensifies, the author of a pivotal recommendation to the Henry Review will present at an upcoming conference on post-retirement products.

Assistant Professor of Finance at UNSW, John Evans, will host a debate on the role of the public and private sectors in the management of longevity risk and the provision of products post-retirement, at the second annual Post Retirement Solutions for Super Funds conference.

Hosted by Investment Magazine, to be held in Melbourne on April 20, the debate will look at the outcomes of the Henry Review, including a paper by Evans and UNSW Professor of Finance, Michael Sherris, which is believed to be a recommendation Treasury is considering closely.

Other members of the panel, who will look at the role of the government and product providers, include Andrew Boal managing director of Towers Watson, Fiona Reynolds chief executive of AIST, Martin Codina director of policy, IFSA, and Richard Howes chief executive of Challenger Life.

As superannuation members move into de-cumulation the industry faces a massive structural shift, and the provision of products is becoming the new battle ground.

This conference, aimed specifically for super fund executives, will discuss how super funds can maintain their membership in post retirement and what the best solutions, in both product and advice, will be.

The full program and registration details are available on this website under the events section.

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