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Negotiating the retirement risk zone

2013 Conference for superannuation advisers and professionals

Hosted by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Financial Risk in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University, in association with the Centre for International Financial Regulation (CIFR).

Superannuation matters, especially for older people. But we all know self-funded retirees who still have to count the pennies the wake of the share market crash of 2008.

The conference explored:

  • Managing Investment and idiosyncratic longevity risks for retirees
  • A comparison of annuities versus account-based pensions
  • Navigating the retirement risk zone: a consumer perspective
  • Using layers of income to meet the needs of retirees
  • How portfolios evolve after retirement

Missed out on the event?

You can find all the videos from the night and the presenters' slides here

Dr Michael Finke

Professor Michael Finke


Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Michael Finke - Department of Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
    Professor Finke is a leading authority in the emerging profession of 'retirement quants', having won the 2011 Academic Thought Leadership Award of the Retirement Management Journal.
  • Mr Michael Rice - CEO of Rice Warner Actuaries
    Michael has undertaken pioneering research into Age Pension dependency and trends. He has a keen interest in the integration of social security and superannuation as well as measuring the adequacy of retirement incomes for current fund members.

Session Speakers

  • Professor Hazel Bateman - School of Risk and Actuarial, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
    Assoc Prof Bateman is from the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales, where she directs the Pension Fund Program and the Centre for Pensions and Superannuation.
  • Professor Susan Thorp - Chair of Finance and Superannuation, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    Susan's research focuses on retirement savings and long-horizon wealth management, with particular interest in consumer decision making.
  • Mr Aaron Minney - Head of Retirement Income Research, Challenger Limited
    Mr Minney specialises in strategies to provide for income during retirement.