Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I am a subscriber to the idea that superannuation funds should be able to tell you what they are doing. I’m not just talking about how and where your retirement savings are invested. I mean explaining the role of a fund. How we fit into the bigger picture. How we frame the retirement income ‘question’ and how we set about bringing forward ‘answers’. Because after all, this is what we are here to do.

What’s more we need to be able to do this in a straightforward way. And that, quite simply, is the genesis of this blog. I am not saying we have all of the answers. But we will speak openly and honestly, and tell you what we know. But perhaps more interestingly we’re also going to share with you what we don’t yet know. What I mean by that is that myself and the rest of the QSuper Investments team will use this blog to tell you what is puzzling us and challenging us, and what we would like to change!

QSuper is widely recognised by many experts as one of the most innovative funds of its type within the world. And by the way feel free to question me on this, I’d be happy to explain further. But as a whole the industry can do better when it comes to retirement solutions.

Across the globe the best minds in the pension industry are thinking about how to translate a lifetime of savings into an adequate retirement income while managing the risks. And, importantly put this forth in a way that people readily want to take up.

We are inviting you to participate in this conversation at the inflection point we find ourselves in as an industry. We want to share our thoughts, what is shaping our philosophy, influencing our thinking and ultimately how we invest. We want you to feel free to ask questions and challenge our thinking.

At times we may come across as controversial, but this is not controversy for its own sake. We will provide another perspective from which to view the super industry, your fund and how you approach your retirement. With compulsory super having been in place for twenty years the industry is maturing and entering the next phase of its evolution. We look forward to progressing the discussion with you.

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