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  • India: Lack of state sponsored products a key driver for pension growth

    State sponsored pension plans in India are currently not strong enough for individuals to consider them, according to a report by YES Securities on life insurance in India.

    Asia | 30 Jun 2020
  • The 4 biggest financial risks facing self-funded retirees in Australia

    According to The Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System (AFRS) Australia's current retirement income system is riddled with systemic flaws that are detrimental to the financial wellbeing of retirees. A news report published on the website www.nestegg.com.au said the problems that the retirees in Australia face have been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 crisis.

    Asia Risk | 24 Jun 2020
  • Australia: Most retirees unclear about superannuation-related investments

    Around 70% of retirees with money invested in a superannuation fund did not feel well educated about managing their retirement income, while around three in five do not know where their superannuation was invested, according to new research from Allianz Retire+, an Australian company dedicated to developing retirement products.

    Asia | 24 Jun 2020
  • Australia: Actuaries say savers hardest hit by means test rules

    A large portion of Australia's middle-income earners are encouraged to spend their retirement nest egg or lose access to more disposable income from the Age Pension as the current means test rules are adversely applied to their assets, according to a paper released by the Actuaries Institute.

    Asia | 10 Jun 2020
  • Australia: Myths thwart further consolidation in superannuation sector

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has said that its efforts to encourage consolidation in the superannuation or pension sector are often met with a long list of the difficulties of merging, some of which are valid, but others are myths.

    Asia | 08 Jun 2020
  • Most Asian markets need to reform pension systems in the face of ageing populations

    In the first edition of its Global Pension Report, Allianz analysed pension systems around the world, looking at demographic and fiscal prerequisites in each market, contrasted with the existing pension systems, focusing on sustainability and adequacy.

    AIRPlus | 03 Jun 2020
  • Asian market falls behind in terms of pension systems- Allianz Global Pension Report 2020

    Allianz unveiled the first edition of its "Global Pension Report", taking the pulse of pension systems around the world with its proprietary pension indicator, the Allianz Pension Indicator (API). The indicator follows a simple logic: It starts the analysis with the demographic and fiscal prerequisites and then continues to examine pension systems along their two decisive dimensions: sustainability and adequacy. Hence, it is based on three pillars and takes all in all 30 parameters into account, which are rated on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being the best grade. By adding up all weighted subtotals, the API assigns each of the analysed 70 countries a grade between 1 and 7, thus providing a comprehensive view of the respective pension system.

    Agents | 01 Jun 2020
  • India: Pension fund managers have stricter investment rules

    Most pension fund managers adhere to their own investment guidelines which are stricter than what Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has laid down, says Mr Supratim Bandyopadhyay, the Authority's chairman.

    Asia | 28 May 2020
  • Australia: Number of superannuation funds is 6 times the optimal

    The optimal number of super funds in Australia is around 15, compared to the 92 that currently operate, based on data showing the long-term trends in cost efficiency, fund growth and investment returns, says management consulting firm Right Lane in a new report.

    Asia | 27 May 2020
  • A Possible Solution to the Soaring Old-Age Dependency Ratio?

    This article is in no way trying to minimize the medical and financial horrors inflicted around the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. But before most of the world ever heard of a coronavirus or COVID-19, there was a different global crisis, albeit less immediate than the current pandemic, says Ronnie Klein, Executive Director of Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR), which represents Bermuda's life and annuity sectors. He shares his insights in this article.

    Agents | 25 May 2020

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