Opinion

How the performance test could be tougher

The proposed performance benchmark understates performance when it comes to adjustments for withholding tax and benchmarking credit exposure with traditional fixed income indices, meaning that relative performance is overstated, David Bell writes.
Opinion

Retirement Income Review: Simplifying the complex

The Retirement Income Review is clever for a number of reasons, not least because it managed to simplify complexity and create a structured case for improving retirement outcomes by not increasing the SG, all without without making any recommendations.
Opinion

Good engagement creates better policy

The key to addressing complexity and subjectivity in my experience is through good engagement. For engagement to work there needs to be a level of trust. Trusting can be difficult when significant agency issues exist.
Opinion

Peer group risk: The industry’s worst kept secret

Some funds are open and acknowledge their peer group focus, espousing that industry awards and new members are won through a competitive process and performance relative to peers needs to be actively managed. For other super funds, peer group risk management is undertaken behind closed doors, David Bell writes.
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