IIF: Trade wars prompt flight from China stocks

The IIF says escalating US-China trade tensions was the reason behind the capital flight from the emerging markets in the recent weeks.
CIO profiles

Norris and George: A winning partnership

The investment team at Australia’s $154 billion Future Fund is more optimistic about the outlook for markets now that 2019 first quarter returns have been boosted by strong equity markets.
Policy and Regulation

Frontier underlines problems with best in show list

New research from Frontier Advisors says the Productivity Commission's 'best in show' list could have bad outcomes for Australian retirees and workers.
People Moves

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.
Private Equity

Super should contribute more to private equity

Private capital investment is key to creating a productive and innovative economy, says AIC chief, Yasser El-Ansary.
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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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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.

Industry funds see ESG progress in Asia

First State Super, Cbus Super and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek help spread the ESG movement in Asia's emerging markets

Investors must take action on climate change

Uncertainty does not excuse inaction,says ACSI's Louise Davidson
Investment Strategy
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Investment Strategy

Sicilia: PE multiples will rise as investors chase scarce profits

Australian equities are currently undervalued and price-to-earnings multiples will climb dramatically, but institutional investors should be ramping up their exposure to shares even as prices rise.
Investment Strategy

APRA: Climate change risk at the heart of financial decisions

The prudential regulator’s Geoff Summerhayes said the climate change risks will soon be central to all financial decisions made by APRA-regulated entities.
Investment Strategy

APRA to review ESG matters

A review of APRA’s superannuation prudential framework has found it met its original objectives but must keep evolving to ensure members’ interests are protected.

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Know pain, know gain: the 2019 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour hits the road

According to Pain Australia, 1 in 5 Australians live with persisting pain – a rate that’s only set to rise as our nation’s population ages. It’s Australia’s third most costly health condition, and is a significant contributor of suicides.
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Emerging markets come of age

An undeniable change in the long-term narrative for the entire emerging market asset class is taking place, driven by the pursuit of a better life. Discover the impact of three “new realities".
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AustralianSuper appoints new independent director

The $150 billion AustralianSuper has appointed Don Russell, a former State Super chair, as a new independent director to its board.

VicSuper chair Christine Stewart: Trust and transparency

In this Q&A with Investment Magazine, VicSuper chair Christine Stewart talks about trust, governance transparency and the importance of robust discussion with members.

Rest hires digital banker to lead innovation

Rest has appointed Jeremy Hubbard to the role of  group executive, innovation and transformation thus completing an internal overhaul of the $50 billion superannuation fund’s management team.

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SuperFriend predicts legislative change

SuperFriend chief executive officer Margo Lydon says the recommendations made by the federal government’s Productivity Commission into Mental Health could result in a new law that allows life insurers to support rehabilitation.

TAL to provide life insurance to Rest members

Rest, the $51 billion superannuation fund, has awarded a group insurance mandate to TAL ending a 15-year relationship with AIA Australia.

Treasury submissions in for TPD standard definition

One of the recommendations of the Hayne royal commission was for Treasury to investigate whether to set standard definitions, terms and conditions for default MySuper group life insurance.
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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,

APRA to review sole purpose test

APRA deputy chair Helen Rowell said on Wednesday that the prudential regulator will review the sole purpose test as the super funds believe it is ambiguous and open to differing interpretations.