The Great Super Debate 2021 – Past, Present & Future
Global & Future Trends
CPD: 1 Hour(s)
A panel of leading experts will give their views on some of the hot topics being debated including:
What is the actual role of super and should it change?
Should employers be forced to pay more into superannuation?
Should workers be forced to forgo now to fund their future retirement?
Is ‘Super is just a “tax shelter” for the wealthy’?
Should people be accessing their super for house deposits?
Super Ranking Assets in the portfolio
Participants may be able to apply 1 hour towards meeting their annual continuing professional development obligations. It is the individual's obligation to determine relevance of CPD to their license conditions.
Chairman, Retirement Income, Challenger Limited
Jeremy Cooper is Chairman, Retirement Income at Challenger Limited, a full time executive role focusing on research, public policy issues and thought leadership.
Prior to joining Challenger, Jeremy chaired the ‘Cooper Review’ into the superannuation system, the recommendations of which have been substantially adopted.
Before his review role, Jeremy was deputy chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for five years from mid-2004. Prior to his term at ASIC, Jeremy was a partner of an Australian law firm, now part of Ashurst.
Washington Correspondent, The Australian
Adam Creighton is an award-winning journalist with a special interest in tax and financial policy.
He was a Journalist in Residence at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2019.
He’s written for The Economist and The Wall Street Journal from London and Washington DC, and authored book chapters on superannuation for Oxford University Press. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales, and Master of Philosophy in Economics from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar.
Dr David Knox BA PhD FIAA
Senior Partner, Mercer and Senior Actuary for Australia
David is a Senior Partner at Mercer and Senior Actuary for Australia. He is the National Leader for Research and Policy and the actuary to the Tasmanian and Western Australian public sector superannuation plans. He is the lead author of the Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index, now in its 12th year.
Before joining Mercer, David was at PricewaterhouseCoopers and prior to that was the Foundation Professor of Actuarial Studies at The University of Melbourne.
He has acted as a consultant to a range of financial organisations, in both the private and public sectors, specialising in the superannuation and retirement incomes area. He has spoken and written widely in this area and served on many Government and industry committees.
David was an independent Board member of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority from 1998 to 2003 and President of the Actuaries Institute in 2000.
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