ESG

APRA to update ESG guidelines

Superannuation funds are eagerly awaiting for the prudential regulator to update its definition of climate change risk and treat it as a mainstream financial threat.
Governance

Restoring trust in superannuation funds

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

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.
People Moves

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.
Policy and Regulation

APRA signals tough new enforcement approach

The prudential regulator on Tuesday flagged its plan to take a much tougher approach to enforcement using the full range of its powers to deter bad practices.
Operations
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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.
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.
Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards
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Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards

Statewide’s Con Michalakis: A contrarian investor

Statewide Super's high-profile CIO Con Michalakis is known for his bold investing style- a style that inevitably leads to taking contrarian stakes in coveted assets.
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.
Investment Strategy
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Investment Strategy

Global sustainability assets top US$30 trillion

Global socially responsible investments surged 34 per cent to US$30.7 trillion over the past two years, lifted by Japanese pension funds and investor demand amidst growing concern about climate change risk.
Investment Strategy

Financial services: A high-risk sector for modern slavery

Funds that don’t manage their exposure to modern slavery risk may face legal, reputational and financial consequences
Investment Strategy

Future Fund appoints third deputy CIO

The Future Fund has appointed Sue Brake to the role of deputy CIO, portfolio strategy as part of a revamp of the $145 billion sovereign wealth fund’s investment team.

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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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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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Industry innovation in an era of change

Held last month, ASFA’s Spotlight on Insurance in Super conference put focus on the critical issue of society’s most vulnerable in terms of their insurance requirements.
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The Fixed Income and Credit forum is designed to examine income strategies across a range of asset classes and over the risk spectrum in areas such as direct loans, and absolute return strategies.

Governance
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Governance

Inside the Liberal Party’s bare economic policy

The Liberals might need a few years in the wilderness to do some serious soul searching and move past the debt bubble economics that still dominate its economic approach.
Governance

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.
Governance

Getting the culture right

Building a positive culture takes time and commitment but it shouldn’t take forever nor cost a fortune in consultancy fees.

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Opinion
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Opinion

A new way to access institutional investment intelligence

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Opinion

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.
Opinion

Eyes on venture capital woes

The impact of a downturn in the world’s largest economy on Australia is the big question.
Insurance
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Insurance

Time to overhaul insurance in super

Adoption of royal commission recommendations on group life insurance could give a much needed fillip to the industry.
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?
First State Super CIO Damian Graham (Photo: Matthew Fatches)
Insurance

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.