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About the Index

Monash Business School’s Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) is pleased to present the 2016 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (the Index) in partnership with Mercer.

Currently in its eighth year, the Index provides a valuable contribution to the global debate about how best to provide for an ageing population.

We trust that the Index supports and encourages a focus on longer-term outcomes and policy leadership to address the difficulties we face as populations age. It is encouraging to see governments responding to their Index ranking as they develop their national schemes.

The Index is the result of a collaboration between Mercer, a global leader in pension funds management and consulting, and ACFS, with funding provided by the Victorian Government as part of its ongoing support for leadership in the pension and superannuation industry.

ACFS specialises in leading-edge financial research and dialogue to support Australia as a centre for finance practice, research and education. Drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government, we facilitate industry-relevant and evidenced-based research and dialogue, thought leadership, and independent commentary.

An expert reference group oversees the development of the Index and ensures it represents an independent and unbiased view. Many thanks to the members of this group:

  • Syd Bone, Chair, Executive Director of CP2
  • Professor Keith Ambachtsheer, Director, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Professor Hazel Bateman, Head, School of Risk and Actuarial, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Joseph Cherian, Practice Professor of Finance, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Gordon Clark, Oxford University, and Sir Louis Matheson Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
  • Professor Kevin Davis, University of Melbourne and Research Director ACFS
  • Dr Vince FitzGerald, Chairman, ACIL Allen Consulting
  • Professor Deborah Ralston, Department of Banking and Finance, Monash University
  • Ian Silk, Chief Executive, AustralianSuper
  • Professor Susan Thorp, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

Our thanks go to lead author Dr David Knox and his team at Mercer for their work on the Index. We are especially grateful to the in-country experts at Mercer offices around the world who assisted with the collection and interpretation of the data.

Special thanks also to the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources for its long-term support of this study, and to its staff for their assistance and guidance.


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