Russell Mason

Roundtables

Tackling lawyer led insurance claims

Some of the most influential people in the group insurance space met in Sydney in March to discuss the sustainability of the sector. The group discussed initiatives to limit lawyer-led insurance claims and to improve data standards. The superannuation member who makes a total and permanent disability (TPD) claim through a lawyer and ends up […]
Hedge Funds

SMSF segment set to grow

Industry superannuation funds can’t stem the loss of members to self-managed superannuation funds with their current range of sub-par retirement income solutions, according to Russell Mason, superannuation partner at Deloitte. According to Deloitte’s sixth biennial report, The Dynamics of the Australian Superannuation System 2013-2033, the SMSF market will reach $2.23 trillion by 2033, of which […]
Hedge Funds

Some questions for Russell Mason

Mason, a partner in superannuation at Deloitte, began his career as a solicitor, but his consultancy work in superannuation has spanned decades, with experience at Prudential and 24 years at Mercer. He spoke to AMAL AWAD about super and why he loves consulting. How did you land in superannuation consulting? Pure chance. I trained to be a solicitor […]
Investment Strategy

Super future: SMSF clones, partners

Superannuation funds wishing to stem the self-managed super fund tide should be offering product look-alikes or partnering with financial institutions providing SMSF services, says Russell Mason, Deloitte partner in superannuation. With close to 1 million Australians directing their money to SMSFs, Mason says projections based on today’s activity sees up to three-quarters of the post-retirement-market […]
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