New strategies that help protect against inflation and longevity risk.

Retire Smarter white paper and case studies

Retire Smarter – new strategies towards a comfortable retirement

In this thought-provoking paper, leading American Professor of Insurance and Finance Dr David Babbel, PhD shares with us his own retirement philosophy adapted to the Australian market.

Discover a fresh new approach for your clients using lifetime income annuities to address major challenges facing Australian retirees such as inflation and longevity risk.

Staggered annuitisation in practice: a Guide for Financial Advisers

Further understand the power of staggered annuitisation strategies.

In this guide you will find worked examples of the staggered annuitisation strategy in practice and comparison, in two different age-based scenarios with an indexed lifetime income annuity strategy.

Dr David Babbel

Who is Dr David Babbel?

Dr David F Babbel, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Finance, and Fellow in the Financial Institutions Centre at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He has been a consultant to some of the largest financial institutions in the world and has published over 130 books and scholarly articles on investment and insurance topics.

Recently he was challenged to study the Australian economy, its annuitisation strategies and usage, and adapt his risk-averse approach to one that could work in Australia. 

As a result he has a proposed an answer to the ‘when’ and ‘how’ of purchasing Lifetime Annuities. 

Contact your dedicated Retirement BDM

NSW/ACT/SA/WA/NT

Simon Felice

0416 037 066

simon.felice@cba.com.au

QLD/VIC/TAS

Vijay Mathew

0475 955 323

vijay.mathew@cba.com.au

Lifestream Guaranteed Income and CommInsure Investment Growth Bond are issued by The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited (CMLA) ABN 12 004 021 809 AFSL 235035. ‘CommInsure’ is used under licence by CMLA. Please view our Financial Services Guide.

A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Lifestream Guaranteed Income annuity is available by clicking here and the CommInsure Investment Growth Bond PDS is available by clicking here, from your financial planner or by calling 1800 624 100 and should be considered before making any decision about the products.

CMLA has entered into a Joint Cooperation Agreement with AIA Australia Limited (AIA) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for the joint operation of the CMLA and AIA businesses. AIA is part of the AIA Group, the largest publicly listed life insurance group in the Asia Pacific region with a presence in 18 markets. Whilst CBA will remain the ultimate shareholder of CMLA, under the terms of the Joint Cooperation Agreement AIA will have an appropriate level of direct management and oversight of the CMLA business.

CMLA’s Privacy Policy

As part of operationalising the Joint Cooperation Agreement, CMLA has adopted the AIA Australia Group Privacy Policy

Neither the AIA Group nor the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (excluding CMLA) nor their subsidiaries, guarantee Lifestream Guaranteed Income annuities or the repayment of capital or interest by CMLA. Investments in Lifestream Guaranteed Income annuities are not deposits or other liabilities of the AIA Group nor the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (excluding CMLA) nor their subsidiaries.

Neither the AIA Group nor the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (excluding CMLA) nor their subsidiaries, guarantee the performance of the Investment Growth Bond or the repayment of capital or interest by CMLA. Investments in the Investment Growth Bond are not deposits or other liabilities of the AIA Group nor the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (excluding CMLA) nor their subsidiaries. Investment products are subject to investment risk including loss of income and principal invested as described in the PDS. CMLA as product issuer does not guarantee the performance of the Investment Growth Bond except as expressly stated in the PDS.

This is general information only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking to a financial adviser before making any investment decision.  To apply for an annuity you need to complete the application process described in the PDS. The offer made in the PDS is only available to persons receiving the PDS within Australia. Applications from outside Australia will not be accepted.

Taxation considerations are general and based on present taxation laws and may be subject to change. CMLA is not a registered tax (financial) adviser under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009. You should seek tax advice from a registered tax agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser if you intend to rely on information, to satisfy the liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law

Commonwealth Financial Planners are Representatives or Authorised Representatives of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited ABN 65 003 900 169, AFSL 231139, a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124.

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