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Books

Asher A, 2015, Working Ethically in Finance: Clarifying Our Vocation, Business Expert Press, New York, http://www.businessexpertpress.com/books/working-ethically-finance-clarifying-our-vocation

Book Chapters

Asher A; De Ravin J, 2020, 'The Age Pension Means Tests: Contorting Australian Retirement', in Muenstermann I (ed.), Who Wants to Retire and Who Can Afford to Retire?, Intech, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.77921

Asher A, 2013, 'The Financial Management of Life Insurance (Revised)', in In WICKENS The Law of Life Insurance in Australia., Thomson Lawbooks, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/browse/law-books/

Asher A, 2008, 'Conflicted super structures: Are Australian investors being short-changed?', in Pension Fund Governance: A Global Perspective on Financial Regulation, pp. 61 - 96

Asher A, 2007, 'Smoothing investment returns', in Retirement Provision in Scary Markets, pp. 145 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781847202826.00012

Asher A, 2006, 'Pensions in Africa', in The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199272464.003.0041

Journal articles

Gerrans P; Asher A; Earl JK, 2022, 'Cognitive functioning, financial literacy, and judgment in older age', Accounting and Finance, vol. 62, pp. 1637 - 1674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12835

Bruhn A; Asher A, 2021, 'The primacy of ethics in the provision of financial advice', Accounting and Finance, vol. 61, pp. 3305 - 3327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12703

Asher A; Wilcox T, 2021, 'Virtue and Risk Culture in Finance', Journal of Business Ethics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04815-2

Taylor S; Asher A; Tarr J-A, 2017, 'Accountability in Regulatory Reform: Australia’s Superannuation Industry Paradox', Federal Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 257 - 289, https://flr.law.anu.edu.au/flr/article/accountability-regulatory-reform-australias-superannuation-industry-paradox

Asher A; Meyricke R; Thorp S; Wu S, 2017, 'Age pensioner decumulation: Responses to incentives, uncertainty and family need', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 4, pp. 583 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0312896216682577

Kenny DT; Asher A, 2017, 'Gender differences in mortality and morbidity patterns in popular musicians across the lifespan', Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol. 32, pp. 13 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2017.1004

Asher A, 2017, 'Explicitly incorporating virtues into actuarial education', Annals of Actuarial Science, vol. 11, pp. 253 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1748499516000245

Taylor SM; Tarr J; Asher A, 2016, 'Australia’s flawed Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) process', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 361 - 376, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/files/2016/10/Checkpoint-ABLR-Vol-44-No-5-Contents.pdf

Asher A, 2016, 'The justice of Australian tax and redistribution in 2016', St Mark's Review: a journal of Christian thought and opinion, pp. 28 - 43, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=193576382627037;res=IELAPA

Kenny DT; Asher A, 2016, 'Life expectancy and cause of death in popular musicians: Is the popular musician lifestyle the road to ruin?', Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol. 31, pp. 37 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2016.1007

Earl JK; Gerrans P; Asher A; Woodside J, 2015, 'Financial literacy, financial judgement, and retirement self-efficacy of older trustees of self-managed superannuation funds', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 40, pp. 435 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0312896215572155

Asher A, 2015, 'Retirement incomes–issues and next steps', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, pp. 93 - 97, https://www.actuaries.asn.au/Library/AJAP/2015/AJAPVol3.pdf

Asher A, 2014, 'Factors behind the administrative fees of private pension systems: an international analysis*', JOURNAL OF PENSION ECONOMICS & FINANCE, vol. 13, pp. 113 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474747213000243

Asher A, 2014, 'Redistribution and capital market impacts of social security retirement systems: principles and scope for actuarial involvement', The Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 2, pp. 13 - 20, http://actuaries.asn.au/Library/AJAP/2014/AJAPVolume2.pdf

Asher A, 2011, 'Equity in Retirement: Are All Australians Getting a Fair Deal?', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 22, pp. 65 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103530461102200305

Asher A, 2011, 'Salary Linked Home Finance: Reducing interest rate, inflation and idiosyncratic salary risks', Australian Actuarial Journal, vol. 17, pp. 117 - 148, http://www.actuaries.asn.au/Library/AAJ/2012/AAJ_Vol17_iss1_web.pdf

Conference Papers

Asher A; Fergusson K, 2021, 'Maturity Transformation is an Oxymoron: Ways to Match Pensions and Long-term Assets', Virtual, presented at GFC 2021, Virtual, 27 May 2021 - 28 May 2021, https://www.jotform.com/uploads/glofinorg/210117108308948/4970203407716873282/Maturity%20transformation%20is%20an%20oxymoron.pdf

Asher A, 2019, 'Greed: an interdisciplinary mind-map', Sydney, presented at Actuaries Institute summit, Sydney, 03 June 2019, https://actuaries.logicaldoc.cloud/download-ticket?ticketId=cfd8815e-a5a4-40c3-be33-df98fdc462f6

Asher A; Wilcox T, 2018, 'Virtue Ethics, Risk and Finance', Chicago, USA, presented at Society for Business Ethics, Chicago, USA, 10 August 2018 - 12 August 2018

Asher A; Roberts S; Khemka G, 2017, 'Enhancing Wellbeing in Retirement: Addressing Negative Shocks', in Enhancing Wellbeing in Retirement: Addressing Negative Shocks, 25th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, Sydney, pp. 1 - 31, presented at 25th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, Sydney, 06 July 2017 - 07 July 2017

Asher A, 2016, 'Lifecycle planning: towards a better financial calculator.', in Lifecycle planning: towards a better financial calculator., 24th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers,, Sydney, pp. 1 - 20, presented at 24th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers,, Sydney, 04 July 2016 - 05 July 2016

Asher A; Wilcox T, 2015, 'Virtue and risk culture in finance', in On webpage, IAA Colloquium, Sydney, presented at IAA Colloquium, Sydney, 23 August 2015 - 27 August 2015, http://www.actuaries.asn.au/Library/Events/ASTINAFIRERMColloquium/2015/AsherWilcoxVirtuePaper.pdf

Asher A; Butt A; Khemka G; Kayande U, 2015, 'Formulating appropriate utility functions and personal financial plans', in On website, IAA Colloquium: PBSS, LIFE and IACA, OSLO, Norway, presented at IAA Colloquium: PBSS, LIFE and IACA, OSLO, Norway, 08 June 2015 - 10 June 2015, http://www.actuaries.org/oslo2015/papers/PBSS-Asher.pdf

Taylor S; Asher A; Tarr J, 2015, 'Sharpening Regulation in the Australian Superannuation Industry to Ensure Compatibility of Public and Private Objectives', Melbourne, presented at 7th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance, Melbourne, 15 March 2015 - 16 March 2015, http://eprints.qut.edu.au/101807/

Asher A; Taylor S, 2013, 'Regulatory Capture and Overload in the Australian Superannuation Industry over the Last Decade: Trustees’ Views and a Cost/Benefit Analysis', sydney, presented at 21st Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, sydney, 09 July 2013 - 10 July 2013

Asher A; and other members of the retirement incomes working group , 2013, 'Post retirement funding in Australia', in Traverso, L (ed.), Post retirement funding in Australia, Actuaries Summit, sydney, presented at Actuaries Summit, sydney, 20 May 2013 - 21 May 2013

Conference Presentations

Asher A, 2012, 'The lifetime harvesting plan: smoothed annuities with sharing of mortality, and averaging of investment', presented at Actuaries Institute Financial Services Forum, Melbourne, 30 April 2012, http://www.actuaries.asn.au/Library/Events/FSF/2012/FSF2012PaperAnthonyAsher.pdf

Reports

Asher A; Retirement Income Working Group AI, 2020, Developing the Retirement Income Framework, Actuaries Institute, Sydney, https://www.adviservoice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Dialogue-Paper-Retirement-Income-Framework-July-9.pdf

Asher A; Knox D; Rice M, 2019, Options for an Improved and Integrated System of Retirement, Actuaries Institute, Sydney, https://www.actuaries.asn.au/Library/Opinion/2019/RETIREMENTINCOMESGREENPAPERFINALWEB.pdf

Asher A, 2018, Submission to Financial Services Royal Commission, Module 5, https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/Submissions/Documents/round-5/POL.9000.0001.0619.pdf

Asher A, 2018, Submission to Productivity Commission: Draft Report: Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness (May 2018), https://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/197983/sub009-superannuation-competitiveness-efficiency.pdf

Asher A; Rajadurai E, 2018, Investing Superannuation for the Public Good: Creating new markets to benefit members & fund necessary investments, The McKell Institute, Sydney, https://mckellinstitute.org.au/app/uploads/FINAL_Superannuation_2018_WEB.pdf

Asher A, 2017, Submission to Department of Social Services Discussion Paper: Social security means testing of retirement streams., https://engage.dss.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Discussion-Paper-response-20170206.pdf

Working Papers

Asher A, 2021, Supply Side Resistance to Lifetime Annuities, SSRN, http://dx.doi.org, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3981196

Asher A, 2014, Developing a Harvesting Plan: Optimising Retirement Spending in the Face of Economic, Social and Personal Risk, http://dx.doi.orghttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2415057

Asher A, 2013, Developing Actuarial Judgement, http://dx.doi.org, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2202611

Asher A; Earle JK; Gerrans P; Asher A, 2013, Investigating the Influence of Cognitive Decline on the Quality of Financial Decision-Making in Older Adults: The Case of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, SSRN Working papers, http://dx.doi.orghttp://ssrn.com/abstract=2261105

Asher A, 2006, Means Tests: an evaluation of the justice of imposing high rates of clawback on those of modest means, http://dx.doi.orghttps://actuaries.asn.au/Library/fsf06_paper_asher_means%20tests.pdf

Media

Asher A, 2019, Why overconfidence creates reckless CEOs, https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/why-overconfidence-creates-reckless-ceos-20190115-p50rhi.html?csp=2b24555617e835c380fcae00c4d7acac

Lorkin J; Asher ANTHONY, 2015, Maintaining integrity: Anthony Asher on an ethical life in finance - BusinessThink, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eStcKpBaTbQ

Submissions to Government

Asher A; Asher R; Nicholls R; Hsu G, 2021, Submission on Strategies for developing the Digital Economy, https://digitaleconomy.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-05/submission-clmr-unsw.pdf

Asher A; De Ravin J, 2020, Submission to the SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY AND REGULATORY TECHNOLOGY, https://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=2203b0a0-e14a-4ab9-abb9-0580387cc43d&subId=699715

Asher A; Donald S, 2020, Consultation paper: Retirement income review, https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-02/centreforlawmarketsandregulationsubmission100220.pdf

Asher A, 2018, Written Submission by Anthony Asher in response to policy-related issues raised in the MODULE 6: INSURANCE POLICY QUESTIONS, https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20190808042643mp_/https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/Submissions/Documents/Round-6-written-submissions/POL.9006.0001.0151.pdf


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