TCorp borrows big for infrastructure

TCorp last year saw a rise in borrowing due to higher infrastructure spend by the New South Wales government.
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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.
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Fear and loathing in emerging markets

Many emerging markets still promise sizeable returns for asset owners because of the favourable demographics, says Mark Burgess, chair of HESTA's investment committee.
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Michael Dwyer joins TCorp board

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

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.
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Restoring trust in superannuation funds

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

Proxy voting: Holes in the system

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

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.
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BUSSQ chair Paula Masters: Leading by example

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

Modern slavery campaigners turn to financial services

Institutional investors are increasingly worried about investing in businesses that exploit slave work forces through their supply chains.

Super funds face intense media scrutiny

Asset owners say their investment decisions are being scrutinised for proof they are in the best interests of their members.
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Kotkin: Pricing the China threat

Understanding the fractious relationship between US and China is more important– and simultaneously more demanding – than it has been in the past, high-profile Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin said at a recent roundtable.
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Cbus CIO Kristian Fok: Funds brace for cutthroat competition

Australia's asset owners are approaching something of a tipping point – one where a series of major changes sweeping the industry has funds bracing themselves for an onslaught of new threats.
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Private markets will drive the economy

Australian super funds have, on-average, a lower exposure to private capital investment strategies than other jurisdictions.

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Campaigning for greater public awareness of Protecting Your Super

The countdown to the introduction of the Protecting Your Super (PYS) legislation is now well underway, with the changes set to come into effect at the beginning of next month.
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Sunsuper chair says new CEO will face tremendous challenges

Sunsuper’s chair Andrew Fraser has appointed recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to lead the search for a new chief executive to replace the fund’s chief executive, Scott Hartley.

TelstraSuper names new head of risk

TelstraSuper, Australia’s largest corporate superannuation fund, has appointed Sabine Taylor to the role of chief risk officer.

TCorp snares CBA’s head of debt markets

TCorp has hired Simon Ling as its general manager of financial markets thus completing an internal overhaul of its financing team.

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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.

Restoring trust in a post royal commission world

The group life insurance industry is suffering from a deficit of trust but it has well and truly got the message that it needs to act promptly.
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SuperFriend expands its board to increase diversity

SuperFriend, the workplace wellbeing partner of the superannuation and insurance industry, has announced three new appointments to its board of directors.
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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.

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.

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,