CIO profiles

QSuper’s Brad Holzberger: Betting on bonds

QSuper CIO, Brad Holzberger, has long stood out from his peers by loading up on long-term government bonds and even the recent sudden collapse of yields hasn’t deterred him from sticking with this asset class.
Insurance

Putting members’ interests first Bill – will it work?

Legislating opt-in only life cover inside super for active members with low balance accounts will harm the insurance industry and hurt many members, Rice Warner says.
Investment Strategy

HESTA adopts a more cautious stance

HESTA has delivered solid returns to members for the financial year but warns returns will moderate.
ESG

Christian Super launches new funds

Christian Super, the $1.5 billion faith-based superannuation fund, has restructured its investment options and launched two new funds.
Private Credit

Rebuilding the ‘clever country’ should be a priority

In Australia, there is still plenty of scope for private capital investment to grow.
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Operations

Restoring trust in superannuation funds

CX technology can help superannuation organisations meet regulatory responsibilities and reconnect with their members, says a Confirmit consultant.
Operations

Proxy voting: Holes in the system

Despite automation, questions remain over the strength of Australia’s proxy voting system
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.
Governance
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Governance

Promoting competition in super is essential

Once again, we are at risk of undervaluing the importance of promoting strong, dynamic competition, says Frontier Advisors CEO, Andrew Polson.
Governance

Bringing the ‘S’ in ESG to life

The superannuation industry is committed to ESG but has yet to truly bring the 'S' to life.
Governance

Rice Warner and Grattan Institute come to blows

Rice Warner has lashed out at the Grattan Institute condemning it for “obfuscation of the facts” in its latest research on a higher superannuation guarantee.
Investment Strategy
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Investment Strategy

First State’s Damian Graham defies doomsayers

A decade of ultra-low rates and mediocre growth does not mean that every year will yield low returns for superannuation funds.
Investment Strategy

Beating the odds with ESG mandates and benchmarks

Investors can gain a competitive edge by demonstrating a deep integration of ESG analysis in a systematic and comprehensive way.
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper’s Andrew Fraser: No merit in oligopolistic structure

In this Q&A with Investment Magazine, Sunsuper chair, Andrew Fraser, discusses industry consolidation, Protect your Super reforms, ESG and the search for a new chief executive.

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Leadership

Funds must take modern slavery out of supply chains

The introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act is a giant step forward because it has thrown labour abuse sharply into focus for both consumers and super fund members, says Christian Super chief, Ross Piper.
Leadership

Michael Dwyer joins TCorp board

Industry veteran Michael Dwyer, a former chief executive of First State Super, has joined the board of TCorp.
Leadership

BUSSQ chair Paula Masters: Leading by example

BUSSQ chair Paula Masters discusses the importance of life insurance, ESG and leaving bias at the door.
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Insurance
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Insurance

AFCA “look back” rules have dropped

AFCA has been on a hiring frenzy to gear up for the expected influx of complaints, but it remains to be seen how many legacy complaints are eligible.
Insurance

WIS: Women still disadvantaged by new super rules

The hurried introduction of Protecting Your Super has led to many being somewhat in the dark regarding unintended consequences of the new rules, says Women In Super chief Sandra Buckley.
Insurance

Life insurance: Non-disclosure breaches and the royal commission

The royal commission has revived the problem for insurers seeking to enforce remedies for non-disclosure breaches.
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Post-Retirement

ASIC policy change on living standards a big win for the industry

Research house Rice Warner has backed the corporate watchdog’s move to ensure that estimates produced by superannuation and retirement calculators are adjusted for inflation and rising living costs.
Post-Retirement

Women in Super urges Canberra to act

Women in Super is urging the future government to deal with the critical issue of improving women's retirement outcomes.
Post-Retirement

Retirement advice is key: First State Super and VicSuper

Should a merger between First State Super and VicSuper go ahead, the provision of retirement advice will be a major competitive advantage for the combined group,