The third of the CSRI’s roundtables for the year, convened in collaboration with StatePlus, focused on the post-retirement phase. The previous two Roundtables related to income adequacy and encouraging self-sufficiency.
This session tackled issues such as how Australia’s retirement income system compares internationally, the challenges in ensuring adequate and sustainable incomes in retirement for people of diverse needs and circumstances, lessons from behavioural finance in helping people make sound decisions about their retirement, and the policy and legislative frameworks required.
The 35 attendees included representatives of:
- Government, regulatory and community bodies – APRA, ASIC, Treasury, Department of Social Services, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Council on the Ageing
- Research, consultancy and academic bodies – CEPAR, UNSW, Academy of Social Sciences, Mercer, Willis Towers Watson
- Financial and professional services firms – AMP, Challenger, First State Super, Industry Super, King & Wood Mallesons, QSuper, StatePlus, TAL, Dimensional Fund Advisors
- CSRI committee members
We spoke to some of our key sponsors during the session about how they view the role of the CSRI and what they hope will be the optimal outcomes of this process.