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."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ergas echoes arguments on equity and longevity risks

I have written too much to count on the risks associated with excessively high listed equities exposures in Australian superannuation portfolios. I have also written regularly about longevity risks, and the need to foster the development of private sector longevity insurance solutions (an emerging product class). Henry Ergas does the same in the Oz here.