Research and Papers

Research and Papers 2010-2017

Nov 2017 Mythbusters: Myths that super will come up short, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Oct 2017 Superannuation account balances by age and gender, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Sep 2017 The experience of individuals with insurance through superannuation, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Sep 2017 Superannuation and the Changing Nature of Work: Discussion paper, Andrew Craston, Senior Research Advisor, ASFA
Jun 2017 Digital readiness of superannuation funds, Survey conducted by ASFA in conjunction with Decimal
Mar 2017  The Australian superannuation industry, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Andrew Craston, Senior Research Advisor, ASFA Research and Resource Centre
Mar 2017 The Chilean pension tender model
May 2016 Super and the self-employed, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Andrew Craston, Senior Research Advisor, ASFA Research and Resource Centre
Mar 2016 Mythbusting superannuation tax concessions, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Dec 2015 Superannuation account balances by age and gender, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Nov 2015 Discussion paper: the future interaction of superannuation with aged care and health care, released at the ASFA 2015 National Conference
Oct 2015 Mythbusting superannuation tax concessions, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Aug 2015 Dividend imputation – its rationale and its impact on superannuation outcomes
Jun 2015 Superannuation and the economy
Apr 2015 Superannuation and high account balances, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Mar 2015 Mythbusting superannuation tax concessions
Mar 2015 ASFA and State Street Global Advisors: The future of retirement income
Jan 2015 Spending patterns of older retirees: New ASFA Retirement Standard – September quarter 2014, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Nov 2014 The future of Australia's super: a new framework for a better system, ASFA paper released at the ASFA 2014 National Conference
Aug 2014 Insurance Administration Expenses, Report prepared for ASFA by Rice Warner
Jul 2014 The equity and sustainability of government assistance for retirement income in Australia, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Jun 2014  Summary and briefing points on recent Grattan Institute reports on superannuation tax concessions and fund costs, 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
Sep 2013  ASFA Discussion Paper: Superannuation Fund Governance, ASFA Discussion Paper
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  Superannuation: view from the top, ASFA/PwC CEO Report – ASFA partnered with PwC to survey CEOs in the superannuation industry about the ‘future of the industry’ and ‘business as usual’.
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  ASFA Discussion Paper: Post-retirement Discussion Paper: Tax and regulatory settings, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
Jun 2012 Developing Australia’s fixed interest markets, ASFA Discussion Paper
May 2012  Superannuation fund expense analysis, Research undertaken for ASFA by Rice Warner Actuaries
Feb 2012  MySuper – strategic and operational considerations for superannuation funds, Ross Clare, Director of Research, ASFA
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
Nov 2011  ASFA Discussion Paper: Data Integrity and quality of superannuation data, ASFA Discussion Paper
Oct 2011  ASFA Spotlight on Super Report, Prepared for ASFA by Coredata
Oct 2011  Fund characteristics and net investment returns, Prepared for ASFA by Chant West
Oct 2011  Superannuation fund expense analysis, Research undertaken for ASFA by Rice Warner Actuaries
Oct 2011  Superannuation and above average account balances, The purpose of this paper is to provide 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, Paper presenting new data from the ABS, specially compiled for ASFA, which allows for an updating of information on the incidence of superannuation in the community and the distribution of super assets between individuals.
Aug 2011  ASFA Discussion Paper: Infrastructure Investment – What Trustees Need to Know, ASFA Discussion Paper
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
Jun 2011   Multiple accounts and superannuation: the likely impact of auto-consolidation, This paper examines the effect auto-consolidation of accounts in the Australian superannuation system, would have on member balances and benefits.
May 2011 Challenges of Financing Infrastructure, ASFA Paper
Apr 2011  Award modernisation, ASFA Discussion Paper
Apr 2010  Integration of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Factors into Investment Processes for Trustees, ASFA Discussion 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