Dr David Knox

Policy and Regulation

AIST and Mercer create super think-tank

The much mooted idea of a government funded policy advice research institute for superannuation has been pre-empted by a partnership between the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and Mercer. Dubbed the AIST-Mercer Super Tracker, the body will publish yearly updates on the relative fairness of tax concessions on superannuation for high and low income earners […]
Retirement

Australia moves to second place on global pension index

The ranking of Australia’s superannuation system has moved from third to second best system in the world largely due to the recent increase in superannuation guarantee payments to 9.5 per cent. The shift in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index puts Australia ahead of Netherlands for the first time in five years, but falls short […]
Investment Strategy

Denmark gold, Australia bronze in Mercer index

New entrant Denmark is the star performer in this year’s Mercer Global Pension Index, with the Scandanvian nation’s pension system ranking first out of the 18 countries surveyed. Australia increased its index score from 75 to 75.7 this year, but was ranked third behind Denmark (82.9) and the Netherlands (78.8). The average score of the […]