Annual Colloquium Tackling the Challenges for Retirement Incomes

Friday, 4 July 2014  Features

​The Australian School of Business and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) are to host the Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers on July 7 and 8 at the UNSW campus.

An annual event now in its 22nd year, the Colloquium brings together academics, policy makers and industry practitioners from around the globe to discuss and debate the most pressing pension and superannuation issues.

Professor Hazel Bateman, the program coordinator for the Colloquium, said “the Colloquium continues to grow both in popularity and quality. Our program includes over 40 research papers on pensions and superannuation from Australia and overseas. We are fortunate to have secured three outstanding keynote speakers, who will explore the challenges for retirement income in the opening plenary session on Monday July 7th.”

Visiting from Columbia University, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz will present a lecture at UNSW on the Global Financial Crisis and its impact on the future of the world economy to a capacity crowd at UNSW on the first night of the Colloquium.

“We are also thrilled that Professor Stiglitz has agreed to deliver this special lecture as part of the Colloquium program,” said Professor Bateman. “It will round out a diverse two day program which examines such issues as member behaviour, benefit design, de-cumulation, investments, super fund governance and regulation, and current policy issues.”

Keynote Speakers

Olivia S. Mitchell is a Professor of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan, Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Cai Fang is the Director of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of National Planning, Vice President of Population Association of China, and Member of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing.

Chris Cuffe is the Chairman of UniSuper, Chairman of Australian Philanthropic Services and a Non-Executive Director of Fitzpatrick private Wealth. He is also founding director and portfolio manager of Third Link Growth Fund.

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