How Australia Saves - Landmark Vanguard Research Report

27 Sep 2017

Paul Murphy


Data61 Demonstration Lab
710 Collins Street, Docklands

Dear Q Group members,

You are invited to attend a seminar “How Australia Saves - Landmark Vanguard Research Report” given by Paul Murphy, Senior Manager Superannuation Policy, Vanguard Investments, at 5pm Wednesday 27 September, at Data61 Demonstration Lab (710 Collins Street, Docklands).


5:00pm (Pre-drinks and Food)

5:30pm (Seminar starts)


Speaker: Paul Murphy, Senior Manager Superannuation Policy, Vanguard Investments

How Australia Saves examines the member experience and outcomes by looking at distinct behavioural categories (built around default as well as self-directed investment selections), as well as traditional demographic and economic segments. The report uses research techniques developed by Vanguard’s Centre for Investor Research in the US to examine trends in contributions, choices and outcomes for individual members.

In this presentation, we will explore the findings of the How Australia Saves research in two critical areas – members’ contribution behaviour, and the impact of a Fund’s choice architecture on the outcomes experienced by members in each of the behavioural segments examined.

Bio of Paul Murphy

In this role, Paul is focused on research, policy, and product innovation in the Australian superannuation industry. Of particular focus for Paul is the post-retirement phase and the next wave of innovation in Australia’s maturing superannuation system – the provision of sensible, scalable and robust income solutions for retirees.

Prior to joining Vanguard in May 2016, Paul gained over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. He has held roles across strategic marketing, financial education and advice, industry advocacy, public affairs and stakeholder relations in organisations such as the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, UniSuper and the Australian Investment Managers’ Association.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University, a Diploma of Financial Services from Tribeca Education, and a Masters in Organisational Leadership from Melbourne Business School. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


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