After 25 years, superannuation was due a landmark critical analysis – and the Productivity Commission’s draft report out yesterday certainly has not disappointed in that respect.It has spotlighted many important issues I would endorse.
The next decade will see a major rationalisation of Australia’s superannuation sector – with the number of funds in Australia being cut in half. But this is a natural evolution from the current market situation which is already seeing a two-speed divide between larger and smaller funds
KPMG is concerned the Budget announcements surrounding the removal of default insurance in super for people under the age of 25, plus inactive accounts and small balances will damage the overall system for relatively little benefit.
This was a budget of few surprises. The main revenue raisers are through the black economy measures – which we welcome.
It’s going to be another Super Melbourne Cup – managing longevity risk is still the key to being a winner
Since Archer won in 1861, it’s the race that stops the nation and Damien Ryan has all the tips for the race and for your superannuation
The launch of a number of new superannuation products to the market in the last six-months has many industry commentators sceptical about their value
There has been many adverse media stories in recent years over life insurance, with accusations of people paying twice for policies they don’t need and their benefits being eroded.
The latest ATO figures show and estimated $2.85 billion did not make its way to employees’ super accounts. How can this happen?
It seems clear that superannuation funds are now entering a new era of regulatory oversight with transparency strongly in their sight.
The establishment of a Comprehensive Income for Retirement framework represent a good move for Australia and is an important step forward in focusing minds on how to fund retirement.