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Superannuation and asset management

Superannuation is of great importance to Australians. An increasing number will depend on it to fund their retirement, and in doing so will reduce public expenditure on the aged pension. The superannuation industry manages $2 trillion of savings, providing a major source of investment across the economy, and employing many people.

Our methodology:

There are many ways in which science can support the superannuation industry. Current CSIRO research projects range from applying behavioural economics for enhanced member engagement to developing new mathematical tools for modelling individuals’ retirement outcomes.

Much of our work in this area is delivered through the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster, a collaboration between CSIRO and four universities: Monash University, University of Western Australia, Griffith University and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Please visit the main cluster website to see the full range of projects and papers contributed by our university collaborators.

These pages describe the work being undertaken directly by CSIRO. In particular it provides information on the superannuation modelling tools we have developed, which can be downloaded by members of the cluster (please contact us for login details). It will also host a number of publicly available working papers from our research projects (these will be added gradually as they are completed).