BSc Actuarial Science (Hons), PhD (Finance)

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation

Product Manager - Retirement, QSuper



Dr Osei Wiafe is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation (GCPFS), Griffith University. He is currently the Retirement Product Manager at QSuper Limited, Queensland’s largest superannuation fund, and is responsible for the design and management of retirement income product and service solutions. Osei's research interests lie in the combination of actuarial and financial modelling to advance investments in personal financing and pension decisions. His research expertise is in the areas of asset allocation, superannuation, investments and retirement product design. Osei is also interested in the behavioural aspect of financial decision making.Osei holds a PhD in Finance from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree with First Class Honours in Actuarial Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Research expertise

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement product design
  • Investments
  • Asset allocation

Recent publications

  • Basu, A and Wiafe, O 2017, 'Impact of persistent bad returns and volatility on retirement outcomes', Finance Research Letters, vol. 21, pp. 201-205
  • Wiafe, O, Basu, A and Chen J 2017, 'The Effects of Age Pension on Retirement Drawdown Choices', Finance Research Letters, vol. 20, pp. 81-87
  • Samarkovski, L, Copp, R, Wiafe, O and Freudenberg, B 2017, ‘The Impact of Tax on the Prospects of Achieving Target Retirement Wealth in Australian Default Superannuation Plans’, Australian Tax Forum, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 225 – 245.
  • Fan, J and Wiafe, O 2016, ‘The Role of Commodities Investments in the Decumulation Phase of Retirement’, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 322–327
  • Bianchi, R, Drew, M, Walk, A and Wiafe, O 2016, 'Retirement Adequacy of Indigenous Australians: A baseline Study', Economic Papers, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 359-374



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