Australia must hedge its massive pension bet

Australia's super industry features one of the world's highest allocations to equities. That bodes well for a bond market revival as the growing pension system seeks a little conservatism to offset this overexposure.

The pension system in Australia is large - very large - relative to GDP when compared to a range of other OECD countries. Recent OECD data confirms that it also has one of the riskiest asset allocations.

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