Smith is head of content and managing editor of Professional Planner and Investment Magazine. He is an experienced financial journalist, editor and multimedia producer who has held senior editorial positions both in mainstream press and trade media. He has also worked with large finance and investment companies, both in-house and as a consultant, devising media-style digital content strategies. His knowledge and contacts, both in Australia and overseas, including in the US, bring to intermediary and end-investor audiences an institution-level understanding of financial markets, regulation, advice and business structures. Smith will be leveraging his digital media experience to engage, educate and inform Conexus audiences.
Some of the country’s largest funds have in some cases accrued more than nine-times the operational risk financial reserve requirement set by APRA with a handful of large funds bulking up their general reserves.
Matthew SmithApril 14, 2021
A reluctance or lack of appetite by the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority for enforcement against underperforming superannuation funds has likely played a role in the creation of the Your Future, Your Super performance test, a Senate Committee has heard.
Matthew SmithApril 7, 2021
Asset backed has begun to find its place in superannuation fund portfolios with LPs now allocating directly to the asset class segment instead of via the end of a credit strategy, Varde's Brad Bauer says.
Matthew SmithApril 5, 2021
What happens during the unwinding of central bank policy is uncertain but presents a good opportunity for fixed income investors with a global perspective as countries move away from synchronised rates in potentially uneven fashion.
Matthew SmithApril 1, 2021
Even in cases where remediation programs have begun or actions have been taken and where remediation is possible, regulators and government remain unclear about how trustees can direct funds to pay without impacting member balances, a House or Reps committee has heard.
Matthew SmithMarch 29, 2021
UniSuper's biggest challenges might well land on the shoulders of O'Sullivan's successor in light of the hit the fund will take to cashflows if so called 'stapling' proposals are passed.
Matthew SmithMarch 22, 2021
The Aware Super CEO became the highest paid superannuation fund executive in the country during the survey period which encapsulated a merger and brand change, leapfrogging from 7th position in the pay rankings from the previous year.
Matthew SmithMarch 16, 2021
Explore this immersive digital feature article to find out about this year's top executive incentive schemes, the fastest moving female CEOs and CIOs and a new analysis ranking remuneration on a per assets under management and per-member basis.
Matthew SmithMarch 15, 2021