Australia needs a review into the purpose of insurance in superannuation, to build a common understanding and prevent members unwittingly falling through the cracks.
Ben HurleyNovember 24, 2021
The super landscape is going through rapid change and turbulent times, according to Aware CEO Deanne Stewart, but just because some changes may ultimately provide better outcomes doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of hard work needed to achieve them and that there aren’t pitfalls along the way.
Stewart HawkinsNovember 19, 2021
The rising popularity of private assets has made liquidity risk a growing concern for institutional investors, who need to carry enough liquidity for possible downturns, but avoid the opportunity cost of carrying too much, says Michelle Teng, vice president of the Institutional Advisory and Solutions group at PGIM.
Ben HurleyNovember 17, 2021
'We've come into it from a different perspective,' Hostplus' David Elia says of Hostplus’ outsourced investment model in contrast to AustralianSuper’s continuing push to insource despite the former fund's acceleration into mega-fund territory.
Matthew SmithOctober 11, 2021
It’s the opportunities created by the climate change trend that John Pearce is perhaps more keenly focused on than the exclusions, particularly as capital starts to ebb and flow on the back of broader market movements, Matthew Smith writes.
Matthew SmithMay 25, 2021
As super funds continue favouring in-house investment expertise, advisers recommending them in good faith and with competence need to understand the inherent complexity inside, Morningstar's Annika Bradley writes.
Annika BradleyNovember 17, 2021
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Vice Chancellor Robert Megarry was cautious not to go so far as to suggest that the best interests of beneficiaries were always financial interests in his foundational judgement for trustees, even when the purpose of the trust was to provide financial benefits, Jonathan Steffanoni explores.
Jonathan SteffanoniAugust 4, 2021
Industry and regulation
Investment heads of some of the nation’s biggest funds say the imperative to pass APRA’s new performance test potentially clashes with other key responsibilities like diversification, risk reduction and responsible investing.
Ben HurleyNovember 5, 2021
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