David Bell is executive director of the Conexus Institute. Bell is the former chief investment officer of Mine Super and oversees the Sydney-based think-tank's work. The Conexus Institute works with government, publishes original thought pieces as well as showcases the work of others to maximise the impact that research can have on Australia's retirement system.
The debate around which stapling model has raged to the point where stapling works best is now at risk of not proceeding, which would be a shame because either proposed model would improve consumer outcomes, David Bell writes.
David BellJune 3, 2021
Super funds will soon be compelled to develop retirement solutions, which means advice clients will be looking for help understanding a slew of new and potentially complex products and services. There is a small window of opportunity for advisers to prepare.
David BellApril 30, 2021
Work is underway - at last - to standardise the way growth and defensive assets are classified. The hope is that this will not only provide more certainty around portfolio construction, says David Bell, but enhance the way we define, measure and communicate risk.
David BellSeptember 9, 2020
The financial advice value proposition needs to accommodate and promote the role of certainty and risk; without it, the industry’s transition to a profession will be hampered from the outset.
David BellAugust 3, 2020
A fresh review of the regulatory and governance setting for investing in illiquid assets can only improve the baseline outcome for consumers. It also creates a “nothing to see here” environment for media, while having no adverse impact on those funds with good governance already in place, says The Conexus Institute's David Bell.
David BellApril 28, 2020
Typical retirement modelling fails to provide the kind of insight into future outcomes that would be useful for individuals planning for an uncertain future, David Bell writes.
David BellMarch 20, 2020