CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Conference 2016

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Date(s) - 06/12/16
8:45am - 5:30pm


Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street

The CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster is a three year research collaboration between Australia’s CSIRO and four universities, with support from industry and government organisations.

The project aims to develop an evidence base, assisting policy-makers and industry to provide better outcomes and products for superannuation fund members and retirees.

By its conclusion in March 2017, researchers in the Cluster will have produced 45 working papers, addressing  the project’s two main themes: Superannuation and the Economy; and Australians over 60.

The 2016 CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Conference will present findings from 11 new research papers, and explore how these discoveries can influence policy and industry practice.

The conference will also feature keynote address from Karen Chester, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission, on the topic: Public policy – what’s missing in action?

The final conference on Tuesday 6th December commences at 8.45am and concludes with networking drinks at 5.30pm at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in the Arthur Streeton Auditorium and focuses on 5 key areas:

  1. Superannuation and the economy
  2. Member behaviour – contributions, gender, advice
  3. Investment – unlisted infrastructure, hedge funds
  4. Member outcomes – drawdown, indigenous
  5. Retirement – labour market, health

Registration Fees:

  • $385.00 per person
  • $330pp for 3+ registrations
  • $165pp for Full Time Academics only

Conference 2016 Program

8.45am – Registration

8.55am – Welcome – Professor Deborah Ralston, Cluster Leader, Monash University

9am – Keynote address – Karen Chester, Productivity Commission – Public Policy – what’s missing in action?

9.40am – Session 1 Superannuation and the economy

10.40am – Morning tea

11.10am – Session 2 Member Behaviour – contributions, gender, advice

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Session 3 Investment – unlisted infrastructure, hedge funds

2.30pm – Session 4 Members Outcomes – drawdown, indigenous

3.30pm Afternoon tea

4pm – Session 5 Retirement – labour market, health

5pm – Final panel led by Jeremy Duffield, Chair CSIRO-Monash Stakeholder Group

5.30pm – Networking Drinks

Conference 2016 Program



The CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster (the Cluster) is a collaboration between Australia’s CSIRO and four universities: Monash University; University of Western Australia; Griffith University; and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Aimed at addressing the two key themes of ‘Superannuation and the economy’, and ‘Australians over 60’, the $9m Superannuation Research Cluster Program has been built around a $3m Flagship Cluster Fund grant from CSIRO, and $3m in in-kind research contributions from the university partners led by Monash University. A further $3m in funding has been provided by leading industry stakeholders and research partners ANZ, BT, Cbus, Colonial First State, Challenger, Mercer, AMP Capital and Vanguard Investments.

Ms Frieda Kukulka
(03) 9666 1007 (Tues – Thurs only)