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How Australia can accelerate its retirement income journey by looking at lessons from the UK

Part 1: Presented by Jamie Jenkins, Head of Global Savings Policy, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jamie will discuss key aspects of the UK’s track record for developing retirement income solutions, outlining the areas that are mature and developing in terms of policy and implemented solutions. The UK retirement journey has taken a different path to Australia, most recently driven by the introduction of the Pensions Freedoms reforms.

Part 2:
 Presented by Jason Nyilas, Head of Retirement and Product Strategy – Australia, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jason will share the conclusions from Aberdeen Standard Investment’s recent Australian retirement income industry consultation sessions. The results highlight where the industry feels more work needs to be done to prepare for and develop a comprehensive retirement income framework and solutions. There are learnings from the UK retirement income experience that apply to Australia.

Jamie Jenkins
Head of Global Savings Policy
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jamie has worked in pensions and savings for almost 30 years; including Operations, Product Development, Marketing, Strategy and Policy. He currently leads on savings policy for Standard Life Aberdeen’s global business, acting as government and regulatory liaison on pensions. He has worked extensively on pensions automatic enrolment and the changes in retirement flexibility. He chaired the advisory board on ‘pensions coverage’ for the UK Government’s 2017 Automatic Enrolment Review. Jamie is a regular commentator, international conference speaker, blogger and Tweeter (@pensionsguy).


Jason Nyilas
Head of Retirement and Product Strategy – Australia
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jason has a wealth management and pensions background from his time in Australia and overseas over the course of 30 years. He has worked in industry and in professional services firms focussing on strategy, marketing, operations, M&A and digital transformation. He leads Aberdeen Standard Investment’s retirement income expansion into Australia, focussing on providing a fresh and forward thinking set of solutions across digital, member, adviser and investment funds. Previously, Jason was a partner at EY in the financial services practise and IBM’s Global Pensions Leader, where he ran business and digital transformations for wealth and retirement firms in the US, the UK, Malaysia and Australia.


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Date: Tuesday 24th
Venue: Amora Hotel
Address: 11 Jamison Street

Date: Wednesday 25th
Venue: Stamford Plaza
Address: 39 Edward Street

Date: Thursday 26th
Venue: Sofitel Hotel
Address: 25 Collins Street

Date: Friday 27th
Venue: Park Hyatt
Address: 120 Commonwealth Ave

Time: 12.15pm – 2.00pm
Cost: FEAL members $0
Non members $145 (inc GST)

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