Upcoming conferences & events

27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research

  • Date: 2-3 December 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney
  • Cost: TBA

New Developments in Pensions and Retirement

The 27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School, is a unique annual event, bringing together academics, government and industry to discuss the latest research on pensions, superannuation and retirement.

Call for Papers

Deadline: 2 August 2019

The theme for 2019 is ‘New Developments in Pensions and Retirement’.

In the interest of highlighting the theme we specifically invite submissions on the following topics:

  • Retirement benefits, demand and design
  • Regulation and performance of superannuation and pension funds
  • Member engagement
  • Choice architecture and defaults
  • Health and aged care costs
  • Housing and retirement, including reverse mortgages

Contributions are also welcome on other topics, which may include but are not limited to:
Public pensions; sustainable fiscal policy; taxation of pensions; inequality and pensions; financial product disclosure; financial literacy, financial education and financial advice; fintech solutions; cognition and financial decisions of the elderly; investment strategies for superannuation and pensions; retirement planning; demographic trends; retirement saving adequacy; the labour market for older workers; longevity and healthy life expectancy; gender issues in pensions and retirement.

International contributions are welcome.

Early career researchers, especially PhD students, are particularly encouraged to submit. A cash prize will be awarded for the ‘Best Paper by a PhD Student’. Expressions of interest to be included on the program of the 27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research (in the form of an extended abstract or complete paper) should be emailed to cepar@unsw.edu.au. The deadline for submission is 2 August 2019.

If you would like to discuss a possible presentation, please contact Professor Hazel Bateman.

Visit the Colloquium webpage for further details.

Professor Hazel Bateman, CEPAR Co-Deputy Director, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney
Scientia Professor John Piggott, CEPAR Director, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries cepar@unsw.edu.au +61 9931 9202

Risk & Actuarial Studies Alumni Networking Night

  • Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
  • Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Venue: UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O'Connell Street, Level 6 (theatre 4) Sydney NSW, 2000
  • Cost: General admission is free

Connect. Network. Engage.

Join us for a special Risk & Actuarial Studies alumni networking event on 14 September 2017. Each year we bring together the School's graduates to connect over drinks and canapés and to discuss career success and battle stories.

Gloria Yu, BCom (Actuarial Studies, Finance) 2005, Director, Deloitte is our guest speaker. Gloria is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA) and has more than 16 years of experience in the general insurance industry. She is a graduate of the UNSW Actuarial Co-op Program.

Gloria is actively involved in the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. She was a member of the Board of the Institute from 2009 to 2014 and continues to serve on a number of committees including Leadership, Audit & Risk, and Risk Management Committees. She is the Convenor of the Institute’s Mentoring Program Working Group.

Gloria will share her experiences working in a variety of actuarial positions in the general insurance industry. Her insurance industry experience spans Australia, New Zealand and Asia across consulting and corporate environments. She has fulfilled Statutory Actuary roles for several Asia-Pacific general insurers and reinsurers. She is passionate about helping businesses embrace innovation and disruptive technologies, developing strategies to lift business performance, and transforming operations to capitalise on opportunities in the ever-changing landscape.

Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect. We look forward to seeing you in September.

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