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


Simon Felice

0416 037 066


Vijay Mathew

0475 955 323

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