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Retirement Incomes and Longevity

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With 50% of superannuation assets now held by members who have reached, or are coming up to, retirement age, funds need to consider how the outcomes they delivered align with the outcomes members want and need. 

Jim Hennington will unpack the strategic issues faced by an ageing membership with different levels of savings and varying life expectancies and asks the question, should funds be doing more for their retirees?

Published Date: 27 October 2020


Jim Hennington, Head of Innovation, Optimum Pensions

Jim Hennington is a global specialist at blending financial planning with actuarial science.

  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Financial Planning, Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
  •  Diploma of Financial Planning, Monarch Institute

Professional Experience

Jim has spent much of his career specialising in superannuation matters, in particular in relation to using technology to provide efficient, scaled, advice to retail clients.

Prior to his current role at Optimum Pensions, he held senior positions at the actuarial consulting firms Accurium (a subsidiary of Challenger Life) and Willis Towers Watson (formerly Watson Wyatt), as well as several roles in the United Kingdom. 

Jim has a long track record of building businesses and launching new actuarial products that consider risk.  He is a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Retirement Incomes Working Group and has been involved in a number of industry submissions on retirement matters.  His achievements included the design of retirement decision systems for HSBC, Challenger Life, Hub24 and Scottish Widows as well as software used by thousands of financial planners.

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