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EP2: Mergers, acquisitions and the great consolidation trend

Outgoing chair of Togethr Super Andrew Fairley and Chant West general manager Ian Fryer talk with Investment Magazine’s Matthew Smith about the great consolidation trend as well as run the ruler over some recent deal structures and funding situations before making predictions for how further consolidation will play out.

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EP3: The dial has shifted: New risks and obligations of climate change

David Barnden, the lawyer responsible for bringing the landmark climate change case against Rest Super and Liza McDonald, head of responsible investing at Aware Super, talk to Matthew Smith about the shift in the climate change discussion within the superannuation industry, the member-led movement for change, government inaction and tough conversations with some asset managers.

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EP4: Fair gains: How to determine senior salaries in super

Robert Walters’ Associate Director and Recruitment Specialist Mel Munro and Mercer Principal and Human Resources Consultant Michael Moses talk to Investment Magazine’s Stewart Hawkins about the vexing question of remuneration in the super industry, who should get paid what and why – an issue made particularly complex because of the compulsory nature of the way funds collect assets and the fiduciary duty they have to their members.

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EP5: Who’s interests is superannuation serving anyway?

Brendan Coates from the Grattan Institute and SDA national assistant secretary Julia Fox debate the level of the superannuation guarantee and the clarity of the purpose of super as well as consider what the superannuation industry could do to better serve itself in a changeable policy environment.

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EP6: Trustees and the age of accountability

UNSW governance and litigation expert Scott Donald and former risk officer advising trustee boards Damian Murphy talk to Matthew Smith about accountability of trustee directors and the impact new rules and recent regulatory actions will have on the structure of profit-for-member funds.