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Designing Default Retirement Plans

Academics, practitioners, consultants and fund managers have come together to develop a new framework for designing default retirement plans.

Podcast: Uncertainty in Retirement Modelling

Dr. Geoff Warren, Associate Professor at the ANU joins Dr. Laura Ryan to discuss his recent work in retirement modelling. In this episode, Dr. Warren shares how important modelling choices are when assessing the adequacy of the super guarantee (SG). Dr Warren also discusses imputation/franking credits and structuring CIPRs (Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement).

All I Want for Christmas is a Positive Yield

In December, the Australian Government sold negative yielding nominal debt for the first time. We discuss how the massive volume of central bank liquidity and prospects for a rebound in the global economy in 2021 are underpinning the large divergence between equities and bond yields.

Reflation

The consensus is sure that inflation will remain lower for longer. Most remain sceptical that central banks will succeed in their mission to push it higher.

Podcast: Model Uncertainty and Risk Models

In our first episode of the Ardea Quantitative Research Series, Ben Alexander, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Ardea Investment Management joins Dr. Laura Ryan as they share insights into the risk model used in the Ardea portfolio construction process.