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Structure and Responsibilities in Default Superannuation Funds: Influences and Effectiveness
 

The research examines the design of accumulation superannuation funds, with a particular focus on the default funds. Its primary objective is to develop a deeper understanding of: (a) the main influences on default fund architecture; (b) the extent to which current designs meet member objectives; (c) views about how fund structure should and could change; and (d) barriers to change.  It involved interviewing key agents responsible for fund design - trustees, senior investment staff and consultants - with a following, broader survey. It aims to shed light on the role played by regulation, agency effects related to assessment and incentives, and organisational influences such as legacy, fund size, cost, etc.

Working Papers

Delegation, trust and defaulting in retirement savings: Perspectives from plan executives and members

Originally Published: 
31/07/2015
Dr Adam Butt, Dr Scott Donald, Professor Douglas Foster, Professor Susan Thorp & Dr Geoff Warren examine the two perspectives of defaulting in retirement savings.

Research Summary on Default Superannuation Funds

Originally Published: 
31/07/2015
Dr Adam Butt, Dr Scott Donald, Professor Douglas Foster, Professor Susan Thorp & Dr Geoff Warren share a summary of their main findings and implications relating to Default Superannuation Funds.
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