Retirement Policy and Research Centre news

Forum: Decumulating retirement savings: making the options work

21 November 2014, 8.30am – 6pm, at the University of Auckland. Register now, here..

Co-hosted by the RPRC and the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Incomes, the Forum brings together consumer and sector representatives, actuaries, academics and other experts to develop a report to the Government on the viability of various approaches to the decumulation of savings.Keynote speaker is Jeremy Cooper, Chairman of Retirement Income at ASX-listed Challenger Limited,a major annuity provider in Australia.

Pension Briefing: Updating data on older workers, a new publication from the Retirement Policy and Research Centre available here. Among OECD countries, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of participation in the paid workforce for those over age 65. The 2013 Census showed that of the 130,000 people aged 65+ who were working, about 56% worked at least 30 hours a week, and 40% worked at least 40 hours a week.

Forum: Overseas pensions: a fairer future

5 December 2014, 3pm-6pm, at the University of Auckland Business School. Registration opens soon. This Forum builds on the research on overseas pensions policy in New Zealand published by the RPRC, and the Forums in 2010 and 2013, supported by the Human Rights Commission and aided by Associate Professor Andrew Smith of Victoria University. The Government wants to re-write the Social Security Act. This is an unprecedented opportunity for a first-principles discussion about the treatment of overseas pensions.

Posted Alec Waugh

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