Deborah Ralston

Discussion paper

Financial issues in retirement: the search for post retirement products

Financial systems, their institutions, markets and regulatory bodies, are constantly evolving in response to the changing dynamics of technology, politics, demographics and cultural norms. These pressures are evident in Australia today where Australia’s ageing population provides a challenge to both public resources and the financial...

Superannuation in the post-retirement phase

As 5.5 million baby-boomers approach retirement focus is shifting to how superannuation savings are transformed into retirement income. Recognising that many retirees do not have an adequate level of financial literacy to make optimal decisions about how to do this, the Financial System Inquiry recommended...

Superannuation in the post-retirement phase: the search for a comprehensive income product for retirement

The Australian superannuation system will not reach maturity until the mid-2030s, when those on the point of retirement will have enjoyed the benefits of compulsory superannuation savings for their full working lives. Until very recently, the focus in superannuation has been on the Accumulation phase...