Research and Papers

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Jul 2014 The equity and sustainability of government assistance for retirement income in Australia, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Mar 2014 ASFA survey on the provision of financial advice by superannuation funds
Mar 2014 An update on the level and distribution of retirement savings, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Nov 2013 ASFA Consumer Research 2013, Released at the ASFA 2013 National Conference
Oct 2013 Changes to regulatory settings for financial products dealing with longevity, Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Jun 2013 Maximising superannuation capital
Report prepared for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia by Deloitte Access Economics
May 2013 White Paper extract
Why the increase in SG to 12 per cent is important – an extract from The Allen Consulting Group report Enhancing financial stability and economic growth: the contribution of superannuation
May 2013 ASFA White Paper | ASFA White Paper – Part 4
Super system evolution: Achieving consensus through a shared vision
Mar 2013 Superannuation fund investment in innovation, Speech by Gordon Noble, Director Investments and Economy, ASFA to Melbourne Financial Services Symposium, 7 March 2013
Nov 2012 The development of Australia’s capital markets, ASFA Discussion Paper
Sep 2012 Equity and superannuation – the real issues, Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Sep 2012 Investing in transport infrastructure, ASFA Discussion Paper
Jul 2012 Establishing an academic research program with the superannuation sector, ASFA Discussion Paper
Jun 2012 Developing Australia’s fixed interest markets, ASFA Discussion Paper
Feb 2012 The equity of government assistance for retirement income in Australia, Ross Clare, ASFA Research Centre
Feb 2012
CEO Report: Stronger Super Preparedness – Preliminary findings of study II, Ernst & Young and ASFA
Nov 2011 Consumer attitudes to superannuation and super policy issues: Results of the survey conducted for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia by Coredata, ASFA Research Centre
Oct 2011 Superannuation and above average account balances, ASFA Research and Resource Centre
Information on the extent to which the Australian population currently has substantial superannuation balances.
Sep 2011 Developments in the level and distribution of retirement savings, ASFA Research and Resource Centre
Aug 2011 Enhancing financial stability and economic growth: the contribution of superannuation
The Allen Consulting Group, Report to The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
Full Report | Report Summary
Aug 2011
Standard Risk Measure Guidance Paper for Trustees, Financial Services Council and ASFA
Jul 2011 Spending patterns of retirees as they age – the needs of older retirees, ASFA Research Centre Paper
May 2011 Challenges of Financing Infrastructure, ASFA Paper

Feb 2011
Spotlight on Henry: A comparative analysis of the Henry Recommendations with the proposed increase of the Superannuation Guarantee to 12 per cent, ASFA Research and Resource Centre
Feb 2011 Spotlight on Super Policy Issues – community attitudes research, Results of the survey conducted for ASFA by Brand Management, Report, December 2010
Nov 2010 Spotlight on super: Research into super fund member attitudes, ASFA 2010 Conference Presentation
Mar 2010 Member attitudes to own superannuation fund and investment returns, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Employer contributions to superannuation in excess of 9% of wages, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Community attitudes to superannuation, retirement income adequacy and government policies on superannuation, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA