Leadership

Rest appoints new group executives

Rest has appointed two group executives to head up newly created divisions following an internal overhaul of the $50 billion superannuation fund announced late last year.
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APRA review to verify capability gap

An independent review into the prudential regulator will likely reveal that APRA does not have the wherewithal to fulfil the full breadth of its mandate to respond effectively to emerging financial stability risks at banks, insurers and superannuation funds.
Retirement Conference

Two MDUF Research Awards announced

Two MDUF Research Awards were presented this week to Graeme Mather from Schroder Investment Management and Geoff Warren from Australia National University.
Retirement Conference

Cooper: Merge Bills and kill two birds with one stone

The way forward for Australia’s superannuation system is to combine two key pieces of legislation according to Challenger’s chair of retirement income, Jeremy Cooper.
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APRA deputy chair sounds warning to trustees

APRA deputy chair Helen Rowell warns superannuation fund trustees not to delay meeting their obligations in designing suitable retirement income products for members.
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Operations

A standard for trust

Unlisted unit trusts are hindered by a lack of uniformity in industry practice. The Australian Custodial Services Association is taking a look.
Jonathan Green, NAB Asset Servicing (Photo: Matthew Fatches)
Operations

Custodian chatter spurs fund ship jumping rumours

Increasingly complex global market requirements and a broader range of instruments is behind migration to new custody providers experts say.
First State Super CIO Damian Graham (Photo: Matthew Fatches)
Operations

Funds strive to give members what they need, and more

Award-winners in member services, insurance and advice came out ahead in the battle to set themselves apart from the competition.
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Statewide Super CIO Con Michalakis (Photos: Matthew Fatches)
Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards

Distance makes things easier: Michalakis

The Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards’ CIO of the Year likes making investments in larger chunks and says being in Adelaide has its advantages
CareSuper CIO Suzanne Branton (Photos: Matthew Fatches)
Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards

After Hayne, member relations matter for all sizes

Winners for small, medium and large fund of the year focused on communication and bringing added sophistication to ESG.
Sunsuper head of digital distribution Mat Gilroy (Photo> Matthew Fatches)
Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards

Funds gain edge with in-house tech: Sunsuper

Winners of awards for Best Technology Offering and Best Innovation and Transformation tout the benefits of investment in tech that serves consumers.
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Investment Strategy

Asset owners face a time of pervasive uncertainty

Asset owners need to smarten up their investment style if they are to thrive in the current tough environment, says HESTA's investment committee chair, Mark Burgess
Investment Strategy

Armitage: Opportunities in PE in danger of drying up

Market illiquidity, a greater risk of policy errors by the world’s central bankers and a peak in corporate margins could dampen private market investment
Investment Strategy

Managing currency risks in a changing environment

Understanding the vicissitudes of the Australian dollar is more important – and simultaneously more challenging than it has been in the past.

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Funds have chance to be at ‘forefront of innovation’: PwC

Super funds ability to innovate has been hampered by the massive cost involved and the fear of failure.
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Inactive accounts and duplicate insurance: the latest super reforms explained

A new bill recently passed by Parliament is set to impact super members with multiple low-balance accounts.
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ESG Scores – 3 Countries We Like (And 3 We Don’t)

Templeton Global Macro's investment experts share their latest update to global ESG scores and profile three countries with improving scores, and three with deteriorating scores.
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O’Neil: Much work ahead to ensure super delivers dignity to all

New ACTU president Michele O’Neil says we cannot afford another generation that retires with inadequate superannuation simply to help Scott Morrison play anther pea and thimble trick with the commonwealth Budget.
Governance

ASIC targets advice for enforcement testing

The financial advice industry will be a testing ground for the securities regulator’s tough new litigious stance on the country’s largest financial institutions, recent disclosures have revealed.
Governance

Sole purpose test needs overhaul

Clarity is needed around the sole purpose test for super funds which want guidance on how not to break the rules.

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Opinion
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Opinion

Eyes on venture capital woes

The impact of a downturn in the world’s largest economy on Australia is the big question.
AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck (Photo: Supplied)
Opinion

‘Best in show’ a blunt tool policy

The Productivity Commission's analysis of superannuation is laudable but its its final recommendations are a mixed bag.
Opinion

Hayne plants landmines for super industry

New restrictions on default accounts, trustee conflicts and hawking will make an impact on the sector.
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SuperFriend CEO Margo Lydon (Photo: Supplied)
Insurance

Businesses struggle with mental health: SuperFriend

Mental ill-health costs the Australian economy $70 billion a  year,  but what can superannuation funds do to assist?
Insurance

Industry questions insurance contracts streamline

The royal commission’s recommendation for an inquiry into group life cover sparks industry-wide debate.
Insurance

Inside Rest’s $750 million insurance tender

The fund for retail workers puts the focus on the people behind the providers in its first open tender in 14 years.