The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon Oct 21 AEDT - Tue Oct 22 AEDT (about 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Oct 20 5:00pm - Mon Oct 21 5:00pm
Location The Grace Hotel
77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

Australia is facing a retirement adequacy dilemma of tsunami proportions with 35% of the population aged over 60 by 2025. This wave of people transiting across and in retirement is expanding rapidly, presenting with diverse needs and expectations, placing immeasurable demands on a system stretched to cope adequately enough to provide a secure, comfortable and sustainable retirement outcomes for all.

Australia’s once buoyant economy is now stalling and with the FSI under increased scrutiny emanating from the Hayne and Productivity Commission reports and ever changing reforms, Australians are feeling unsettled, from those trying to navigate the complexity of retirement financial decision making and associated risks, to even the most disengaged starting to question and lose confidence in the industry.

Who Should Attend?
Senior personnel from Superfunds, SMFS, financial advisers, insurance providers, government, agencies, banks, regulators, lawyers, retirement income consultants, advocacy groups, academics, researchers, industry commentators, software service providers.


2019 Speakers

Jeremy Duffield
Chairman, SuperED

Prof John McCallum
CEO, National Seniors

Nick Sherry
Chairman, APAC FNZ

Ian Yates
CEO, Council of the Ageing, COTA

Dr Ian Manning
Deputy Director, National Institute Economic Research

Dr Teagan Altschwager
Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Business School

Stephen Huppert
Director Stephen Huppert Consulting

Sean McGing
Director, McGing Advisory and Actuarial

Prof Anthony Asher
School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Australian School of Business, UNSW

David Carruthers
Principal Consultant, Head of Member Solutions Frontier Advisors Pty Ltd

William Burkitt
Post-Retirement Innovation Leader, Mercer

Fraser Jack
Head of Client Partnerships, AI Intelligence

Adrian Donato
Senior Associate, King and Wood Mallesons

Josef Pilger
Global Pension and Retirement Segment Leader, EY

Pat Sparrow
CEO, Aged and Community Services Australia, ACSA,

John Maroney
CEO, SMSF Association

Dirk Dobbs
Head of Strategy Management and Product, Hesta

Joanne Earl
Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Jim Hennington
Actuary and Adviser

Jemma Briscoe
Head of Research and Technical Advice, Aged Care Gurus

Dr Shang Wu
Senior Investment Analyst, Retirement Strategy, First State Super

Sangeeta Venkatesan
Executive Chair,FairVine

Julianne Parkinson
CEO, Global Centre for Modern Ageing, GCMA

Vasyl Nair
Chief Risk Officer, Mine Super

Darren Kennedy
Principal Adviser, Retirement, Australian Treasury

Ben Hillier
Head of Product, QSuper

Kirstin Hunter
CEO, Future Super

Brendan Coates
Household Finances Program Director, Grattan Institute

Allyson Bailie
GM, Retirement Essentials

Carole Ferguson
Solicitor, Risk, Compliance & Governance Consultant

Joanna Mather
Superannuation Writer, Australian Financial Review, AFR

Richard Denniss
Chief Economist, The Australia Institute