Grattan Institute

Policy and Regulation

Frydenberg wants discussion on income replacement bracket

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 […]
Hedge Funds

Low fees do not give best retirement outcomes

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. […]
Policy and Regulation

Ken Marshman’s riposte to Grattan Institute report

An alternative set of proposals for reducing costs and boosting competition to those in the Grattan Institute Super Sting report, were presented by Ken Marshman, chair of REST Super at the AIST ASI conference in Alice Springs. In a stirring and strident presentation which avoided an outright confrontation with Jim Minifie, the author of Super […]
Investment Strategy

Stronger Super will fail to significantly reduce fees

Stronger Super will only succeed in reducing fees by 0.1 per cent and further competition is needed to match the low investment costs achieved in other countries, a damning report from the Grattan Institute has claimed. The report entitled Super sting: how to stop Australians paying too much for superannuation is authored by Jim Minifie, […]