Ben Hurley is a journalist and editor with more than a decade of experience in the industry. He has written for The Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Guardian and a range of specialised and industry publications. He also speaks and reads mandarin having lived and studied in various parts of Asia.
Rising pressure on underperforming funds could see only a handful remaining in the near future, as the trend of consolidation gathers pace, experts say.
Ben HurleyJuly 23, 2021
Risk and performance measurement for illiquid assets like infrastructure is a fast-evolving area, as funds balance the long-term nature of these assets with portability and members’ liquidity needs.
Ben HurleyJuly 20, 2021
Australia’s superannuation industry has lost its clear focus on improving retirement outcomes for Australians, Liberal MP Tim Wilson argued in a debate with economist Saul Eslake who, in turn, said politics were muddying the waters.
Ben HurleyJuly 14, 2021
A lifestyle support program provided by insurer AIA Australia and developed by health technology company CancerAid–called CancerAid Coach–has been shown to increase the return-to-work rate of its participants by up to 70 percent and their time out of work was reduced by 20 percent
Ben HurleyJuly 5, 2021
Greater awareness and action towards mental wellbeing is saving lives, experts say, but workplaces in particular need to lift their game.
Ben HurleyMay 28, 2021
Australia’s $2.9 trillion of superannuation assets are becoming an increasingly powerful force for action on climate change, but experts are calling for a more holistic approach to equities that covers the entire value chain.
Ben HurleyApril 16, 2021
Better valuation, performance monitoring and risk assessment methods are needed for infrastructure assets if institutional capital is to play a key role in the economic recovery following Covid-19, experts say.
Ben HurleyApril 12, 2021
APRA reporting requirements will only heighten the challenge for funds of understanding, mapping and tagging increasing amounts of data, and directing it towards various insights and reporting standards, experts have highlighted.
Ben HurleyMarch 25, 2021