Opinion

Opinion

Intra-fund is no substitute for holistic advice

The emerging advice gap has reinvigorated industry discussions about the future of advice and the part super fund advisers will play. While intra-fund advice plays an important role in the financial system, the data shows it is no substitute for full service financial advice.
Opinion

‘I’m a mechanic’ Ray Dalio on fixing capitalism

During a conversation to air at the upcoming Top1000funds Sustainability Conference with Ray Dalio, co-chair and co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, I couldn’t help but wonder this - if we are so clear on the problems, then why can't we get more clear on the solutions?
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.
Opinion

Exploring big ideas with Senator Jane Hume

The message from Senator Jane Hume is clear: micro-reforms will be ever-constant. Funds need to be set-up to integrate micro-reform and maintain the ability to innovate. Funds which can’t keep pace will have to merge, which also fits with policy objectives - David Bell writes.
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