The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has named former Financial Services Council economist James Bond as its new director of external affairs and investment.
In the newly created role, Mr Bond will be responsible for ASFA’s advocacy with federal parliaments and for policy issues affecting the economy and investments.
Mr Bond brings 20 years of experience in public policy and six years’ experience in the financial services industry, according to a statement by ASFA.
ASFA chief executive Pauline Vamos said Mr Bond will help communicate ASFA’s messages to both government and to the broader public.
“Given the growth of the Australian superannuation system, the importance of how capital is allocated across the economy will continue to increase. In particular, impediments to long-term investing need to be removed and this will be an important focus of this role,” she said.
“It’s now more important than ever that we effectively communicate not just the government but also to the community whose retirement outcomes in the future are so highly dependent on the decisions of government today.”
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