The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

AFR: Super funds key to funding shortfall (Shapiro recycles my argument from last week)

The AFR's Jonathan Shapiro pays the ultimate complement today in his article "Super funds key to funding shortfall" by very directly recycling my arguments about how higher super fund asset-allocations to fixed income securities could alleviate bank funding and competition pressures.