David Bell is the executive director of the Conexus Institute. Bell is the former chief investment officer of Mine Super and oversees the Sydney-based think-tank's work. The Conexus Institute works with government, publishes original thought pieces as well as showcases the work of others to maximise the impact that research can have on Australia's retirement system.
Matching members with the right solutions, garnering appropriate member information within the existing legal and regulatory frameworks and through-lifecycle engagement are among the biggest challenges facing trustees as the Retirement Income Covenant lands, experts have said.
David BellJuly 19, 2021
The superannuation fund industry might be strongly supportive of a principles-based approach because it appears to enable more flexibility in product design but David Bell argues it might not be that straight forward.
David BellJuly 5, 2021
The YFYS performance test might be well-intended, but the design requires improvement, and a couple of extra indices isn’t the solution, David Bell writes.
David BellMarch 17, 2021
The proposed performance benchmark understates performance when it comes to adjustments for withholding tax and benchmarking credit exposure with traditional fixed income indices, meaning that relative performance is overstated, David Bell writes.
David BellJanuary 21, 2021
UNSW students have highlighted the tension between tailoring information to be more relevant with the desire for such information to be accessible at a low cost as part of a 'sandbox challenge' that has yielded some illuminating results.
David BellJanuary 18, 2021
The Retirement Income Review is clever for a number of reasons, not least because it managed to simplify complexity and create a structured case for improving retirement outcomes by not increasing the SG, all without without making any recommendations.
David BellNovember 23, 2020