Maximising superannuation capital
Funding your retirement
Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia to determine whether Australia’s superannuation system is meeting its primary objective of helping individuals to fund their retirement.
Funds under management in Australia’s superannuation system have grown rapidly since its inception in the mid-1980s. Australia now boasts the fourth largest pool of superannuation savings anywhere in the world. The size and growth of Australia’s superannuation savings have led some to query whether the growth of the Australian economy and stability of the Australian financial system might potentially be adversely affected.
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has commissioned this report to explore the basis, if any, for these concerns and to determine whether Australia’s superannuation system is meeting its primary objective of helping individuals to fund their retirement.
This report explores the impact of the growth of superannuation in the context of:
- Providing retirement benefits (income and capital) for people in retirement
- Linking savers and investors within the wider financial system, and supporting financial stability in the Australian economy.