Chris Bowen

Policy and Regulation

Man in waiting

Chris Bowen will listen, but he’s been “around the track”, as he puts it, enough times not to be swayed by a lobby fuelled solely by self-interest. While he’s not the treasurer in power, shadow treasurer Chris Bowen’s views on policy and regulation at this most critical juncture for the financial services industry carry as […]
Policy and Regulation

Bowen slams Hockey’s proposal

Removing savings from superannuation accounts to buy housing will be “disastrous”, the shadow treasurer said. Chris Bowen slammed treasurer Joe Hockey’s “thought bubble” that superannuation money could be used to help first time buyers get onto the property ladder or retrain, describing the proposal as “ridiculous” and “disappointing” at the Centre for International Finance and […]
Policy and Regulation

Shadow Treasurer wants bipartisan agreement on super objectives

Chris Bowen MP, shadow treasurer, says that a bipartisan agreement on the objectives of superannuation can be reached. Addressing seventeen leaders of the superannuation industry, including chief executives of funds, directors of financial services companies and prominent thinkers, in an event hosted and created by Conexus Financial and Perpetual, Bowen asserted that clear objectives for […]
Investment Strategy

Financial services role split in cabinet reshuffle

The government’s decision to rejig the financial services and superannuation portfolio handled by Bill Shorten has been criticised by the opposition, which claims breaking up the role downgrades its importance. In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Chris Bowen was confirmed as treasurer with David Bradbury named assistant treasurer and, among other portfolios, “minister assisting for financial […]