Conference of Major Superannuation Funds

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Inside CMSF 2017

Each year, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) holds its flagship conference, CMSF. The 2017 event was held from 22 – 24 March and delivered a strategic discussion on the key issues driving super funds into tomorrow: strategy, investment, governance and technology.

Join two friends of AIST, journalists Ellen Fanning and Andrew Dawson, as they chat with some of the key speakers in this 7 part series for an insight into some of the themes that delegates were exposed to.


Episode 1: No place like home – the fourth pillar in retirement

Saul EslakeGuest: Saul Eslake
University of Tasmania

Podcast Host: Ellen Fanning
Journalist

Straight off the back of his media-grabbing session at CMSF, Saul Eslake gives listeners a snapshot of his findings from a special report commissioned by AIST on housing affordability and retirement outcomes.

  • What policies should the government back away from and what should they implement to assist Australians with home ownership?
  • Why transport and housing policy should be considered together, not in isolation
  • Home ownership and superannuation adequacy

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Duration: 12:01 mins


Episode 2: What does the largest labour movement in the world look like today?

Damon Silvers
Guest: Damon A. Silvers
American Federation of Labor -
Congress of Industrial Organizations
(AFL-CIO)

Join Damon A. Silvers from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) as he explores the pressures that are being faced by the working class and unions under the changing dynamic of a Trump presidency.

  • How Trump has rallied the working class
  • Why the current US climate isn’t a ‘boom time’ for unions
  • The future of American unions and collective action

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Duration: 19:02 mins


Episode 3: Trump, Brexit and emerging markets

Sonal Desai
Guest: Sonal Desai (Ph.D.)
Franklin Templeton Investments

Johanna Kyrklund
Guest: Johanna Kyrklund
Schroders

Sally Auld
Guest: Dr Sally Auld
J.P. Morgan

Join Ellen Fanning as she goes around the world with our panel of investment experts who will dissect the political and investment issues facing institutional investors today. This interview begins with Sonal Desai from Franklin Templeton on US markets.

  • Trump’s impact on US economics and the ripples coming for Australian superannuation funds 
  • Implications of Brexit on the UK and it’s potential to destabilise the rest of Europe
  • Risks and opportunities in China and emerging markets for 2017 and beyond

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Duration: 16:39 mins


Episode 4: The age of the connected member

Paul Berney
Guest: Paul Berney
mCordis

Paul Berney of mobile digital agency, mCordis, provides fresh insights into the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world.

  • Are funds at risk of ‘over connecting’ with their members?
  • The three key questions to ask when uncovering your member’s retirement aspirations
  • How to maximise one of the longest brand relationship a consumer will have

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Duration:14:49 mins