In the six months since the Financial System Inquiry found Australia's A$16 billion superannuation industry needed to improve efficiency
Reserve Bank Governor notes retirement has become more expensive
Retirees who invest in increasingly conservative assets, such as reallocating their capital from equities to bonds and/or cash, are under threat.
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Carrying high levels of debt at this stage of life can leave you very financially vulnerable.
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Australians are increasingly relying on superannuation for their retirement income, but despite more than 20 years of compulsory super, many people are not retiring with enough.
The past century saw huge technological advances and yet there hasn?t been a corresponding increase in leisure time: people are working as hard as ever.
Many retirees manage their wealth by simply living off the income generated from their retirement portfolio while leaving their capital untouched.
Currently, Australia's baby boom 'bulge' is entering the retirement phase and we would expect them to be holding at or near to their peak wealth in (non-housing) financial assets.
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