Melinda Howes

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 […]
Retirement

The baby boomer tsunami

Australia has probably the most admired accumulation system in the world, but our system of decumulation is a work in progress. That superannuation funds, politicians and researchers are all talking about change is cause for hope. Indeed such is the level of agreement that the era of easy access to lump sums must end, several […]
Hedge Funds

Actuaries Institute’s Melinda Howes Q&A

Chief executive officer of the Actuaries Institute, Melinda Howes, spoke to Amal Awad about how actuaries contribute to the superannuation industry. Being a woman in a powerful role with a family, how do you find a work/life balance? I didn’t think about this when I started my career, but working as an actuary is a fantastic […]
Investment Strategy

Actuaries warn of longevity risk and market usurpers

How to plan for longevity risk in the future if someone’s brain can be kept alive long after their body has wasted away is one of the more unusual questions posed in a new discussion paper released by Australia’s peak actuarial body. While engaging in some science fiction theorising, the Actuaries Institute has a harsh […]