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Low Rates are a Long-Term Threat to Retirement Funds


July 2020
Kirsten Temple, Manager of Research



In this article
  • Is the cost of your superannuation a casualty of the Coronavirus pandemic?

    Kirsten Temple JANA’s Manager of Research discusses what low interest rates mean for those who are relying on investment returns.

    ‘Superannuation funds and their members face a conundrum: continue to target the same returns knowing that it comes with higher risk – and a greater chance of failing to hit objectives - or accept that the cost of retirement will need to be funded more by current income.

    For each of us this is ultimately a trade-off between our current and future needs. It will be hard to put our future first while the economy remains fragile – but our future still needs taking care of.’
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