Investment Strategy

QSuper segregates pension assets

QSuper has segregated $10 billion in assets held for members in retirement to capitalise on greater tax efficiencies. The change is expected to lead to asset re-weightings to take advantage of the absence of capital gains tax for pension assets. It is also part of a general move to optimise outcomes for different cohorts of […]

The baby boomer tsunami

Australia has probably the most admired accumulation system in the world, but our system of decumulation is a work in progress. That superannuation funds, politicians and researchers are all talking about change is cause for hope. Indeed such is the level of agreement that the era of easy access to lump sums must end, several […]
Investment Strategy

Post-retirement product innovation on its way, but superannuation funds not ready

Product innovation in post-retirement will be the next big thing in the superannuation industry, according to Paul Murphy, executive manager, marketing and business development at UniSuper, but Australia is lagging the rest of the world. Speaking at Investment & Technology’sinaugural conference – ‘Post-Retirement Solutions for Super Funds: Strategies for Keeping Members in Retirement’ – in […]
Hedge Funds

Going boutique a sure way to see red

It would be the last thing on the minds of those PMs and analysts who shed institutional restraints to ‘go boutique’, but they soon end up debating, mid-flight, the best ways to deal with bleary eyes and muddled heads. Without the expenses budget of a big player to fall back on, many start-up managers find […]