Are self-managed super fund investors really winners?
A recent study by Monash Centre of Financial Studies researchers, Dr Bei Cui, Dr Nga Pham and Dr Ummul Ruthbah along with their industry partner SelfWealth Ltd, delves into the...
Does the Superannuation Guarantee discourage private saving?
The Superannuation Guarantee is supposed to encourage saving; but evidence shows its influence on private savings outside the super system is mixed.
‘They do not beat the market’; the unpalatable truth about self-managed super funds
Despite its huge size, not much information is available about the performance of the SMSF sector. Research from the Monash Centre for Financial Studies using day-to-day trading data has some surprises.
What we can still learn from Gratton and Scott’s ‘The 100-Year Life’
Five years on, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott's ground-breaking book on our 'multi-stage' lives is more relevant than ever.
It is a ‘one-pot’ thing; the Singaporean experience according to Joseph Cherian
Singaporeans are compelled to save for their retirement, health care – and even housing – via the Central Provident Fund. Global investment management expert Joseph Cherian explains what Australia could learn from this "one pot" powerhouse system.
Roger Cohen says it’s time to seriously consider the universal age pension
'You can do away with a lot of the complexity in the system.' Roger Cohen says it's time to consider seriously the universal age pension.
Why equity is at the centre of every good retirement system: speaking to Dr Stephen King
One of the desirable features of a good retirement system is equity. But achieving it can frequently be controversial. Productivity Commissioner Dr Stephen King speaks to MCFS Research Fellow Ummul Ruthbah.
Retirement Puzzle with Ummul Ruthbah, Nga Pham and Bei Cui
Australia's superannuation system isn't immune to challenge. Follow the researchers from the Monash Centre for Financial Studies as they explore the current and critical trends in the pension sector and explain how they impact us all.
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.