Ambitious advice – Peeyush Gupta profile

Peeyush Gupta wants to forge strategic referral relationships with industry and corporate super funds, hire more advisers, open new offices, and see it lead the debate on post-retirement in Australia. The group has also commenced a research project on managing longevity risk. According to Gupta, the high and rising cost of providing ongoing personal advice […]
Investment Strategy

REST to run active Aussie equities in-house

The $27 billion industry superannuation fund REST will push the button and go live with its internal, actively-managed Australian equities strategy in December, expanding on its established funds management capabilities in infrastructure, fixed income and cash. REST, which has been internally managing money for over 16 years, has been running a paper Australian equities portfolio […]
Investment Strategy

Advisers gain access to direct investment options

Industry superannuation fund members have gained the ability to appoint a financial adviser to manage their superannuation and invest on their behalf, using the UBS Direct to Member platform. In a move that sees the industry and corporate super funds more closely replicate the benefits and features of a self-managed superannuation fund, members can appoint […]
Governance

State Super mulls independents

State Super Financial Services will review the composition of its board in 2014 and consider adopting the Cooper Review’s recommendation of three employer, three employee and three independent trustees. The $13 billion advice firm and superannuation fund is owned by the $40 billion SAS Trustee Corporation. The SSFS board is chaired by former chief executive […]
Investment Strategy

SSFS seeks referral deals for advice

State Super Financial Services, the advice business owned by SAS Trustee Corporation, will create formal referral arrangements with industry superannuation funds and other institutions to provide ongoing personal advice to more Australians. Peeyush Gupta, SSFS chair, said the group is actively seeking to partner with superannuation funds in a similar way to the recent deal […]
Unintentional

From politics to post-retirement

Former Victorian premier and federal member of parliament, John Brumby likes women. Since his appointment as independent chair of the MTAA Super Trustee Board in April 2011, he has overseen the appointment of the fund’s first female chief executive and independent directors. Former AvSuper chief executive Leeanne Turner replaced the fund’s longstanding leader, Michael Delaney, […]
Hedge Funds

“Online shopping” at Catholic Super

The $5-billion Catholic Super Fund has signed a deal with retail research house, Lonsec, to become the latest industry fund to offer a direct investment option to its 70,000 members. Catholic Super’s new platform, which is built on technology by OneTrust, will be available to members next year and will cost $25 per month plus […]
Hedge Funds

SMSF segment set to grow

Industry superannuation funds can’t stem the loss of members to self-managed superannuation funds with their current range of sub-par retirement income solutions, according to Russell Mason, superannuation partner at Deloitte. According to Deloitte’s sixth biennial report, The Dynamics of the Australian Superannuation System 2013-2033, the SMSF market will reach $2.23 trillion by 2033, of which […]
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