Despite overhaul attempts, super still fails lower income earners
Efforts by the Australian Government to make the superannuation system fairer have failed to flow through to lower-income earners.
I was on the panel of the Retirement Income Review. These are our findings
Dr Deborah Ralston explains how the panel has established a valuable fact base on the retirement system.
Retirement Income Review: Is the Superannuation Guarantee worth the cost?
Australian households have reduced their voluntary savings, partially offsetting the effects of compulsory superannuation.
Superannuation update: COVID crisis shows why you might need more
How much superannuation is enough to retire? With the pandemic biting into retirement savings, we will need more than we think.
In light of COVID-19, should we switch our retirement system to a universal pension?
The COVID-19 crisis potentially opens the way for big changes to Australia's retirement system. Could we use super to fund pensions?
Four things to consider before accessing your super early
The move to allow people facing financial stress due to COVID-19 to access their superannuation before retirement could backfire.
How the gender gap hits the superannuation of Australian women early
The gender differences show that labour market forces are a key factor as to why women persistently fall behind men when it comes to superannuation savings.
Superannuation – How much risk are you exposed to?
Australian investors need to be more informed by their super fund in relation to the risk their nest egg may be exposed to.
When men talk about super, women stay silent
Australians turn to their co-workers for advice on super, rather than professionals. But there is a surprising gender aspect to this.
Why Australian funds management needs greater transparency
Access to data, increased transparency and greater understanding by investors are needed to improve the Australian funds management industry.
Failing returns: Why hedge funds are not value for money
Evidence continues to mount that the trend among Australian superannuation fund managers to try to maximise investment returns through the use of hedge funds that utilise "active" strategies has not paid off.
‘High risk, high return’ theory for super stands up for young investors
Young people may be better off pursuing an aggressive strategy for their superannuation over the long-term, despite persistent sharemarket volatility and concerns that another global financial crisis could occur.