If the government adopts a broad focus for its Review of the Retirement Income System, then there is risk that super is viewed as a blunt tool rather than something which can deliver much more, and Best-in-Show is definitely in play, says David Bell.
David BellAugust 26, 2019
A campaign by the Grattan Institute against lifting the superannuation guarantee rate to 12 per cent is based on a “misleading” model, according to a new Mercer report released on Thursday. Mercer senior actuary David Knox said the Grattan findings used a series of assumptions that were not realistic for the average Australian.
Elizabeth FryAugust 1, 2019
Think tank warns it's simplistic to blame economic conditions and changing job markets for the growing appeal of populism.
Roger BalchDecember 13, 2017
Assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg wants an income replacement bracket to be part of the debate in setting an agreed objective around superannuation. This is part of a broader retirement income policy examination the government is undertaking. The “Holy Grail of reform” is the interaction between taxation, superannuation and pension, Frydenberg told delegates at the Financial […]
Dan PurvesApril 30, 2015
Low fees have little correlation with fund performance or retirement outcomes, according to research conducted by SuperRatings. This research stands in opposition to the Grattan Institute which called on the government to run a tender on default funds, as they claim there is little evidence that funds that charge higher fees provide better member services. […]
Dan PurvesApril 27, 2015