Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2014 Launch

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Date/Time

Date(s) - 13/10/14
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location

Stock & Trade Rooms, Intercontinental Hotel
495 Collins Street



The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (the Index) compares retirement income systems around the world and rates them based on their adequacy, sustainability and integrity.

This year the Index assesses retirement systems in 25 countries spread across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, with Italy, South Africa, Austria, Finland and Ireland added to the list. This represents over 60% of the world’s population.

The 2014 launch will include:

        • an address by The Hon Louise Asher MP, Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business; 
        • a Keynote address – Ian Silk, CEO AustralianSuper: What can Australian superannuation funds teach the international world of pensions? and What are the challenges for Australian superannuation funds in meeting higher levels of trust and confidence?
        • the release of the 2014 results (including the special chapter on “Trust and Transparency in Pensions”) and rankings to the 2014 Index.

Since 2009, the Index has been a collaboration between the Victorian Government, the ACFS and Mercer. Mercer Senior Partner David Knox is the lead author, Professor Deborah Ralston of ACFS the Project Manager, and the development and production of the Index is guided each year by an eminent Steering Committee consisting of:

        • Syd Bone, Chair, Executive Director, CPII
        • Prof Keith Ambachtsheer , Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
        • Prof Hazel Bateman, Head of School, University of New South Wales
        • Prof Gordon Clark, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
        • Prof Kevin Davis, Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne, Research Director, Australian Centre for Finance, and Professor, Monash University
        • Dr Vince FitzGerald, Director, ACIL Allen Consulting
        • Ian Silk, CEO, AustralianSuper
        • Prof Susan Thorp, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney