adequacy

Unintentional

Engagement: how funds connect to members

When Sunsuper recently ran a series of focus groups, the questions they asked members were a touch left of field. One question asked what they would prefer – a visit to the dentist or doing their super. Not surprisingly, the results showed Australians could be better “engaged”, given 16 per cent preferred giving up television […]
Insurance

AIA researches rehab, restructures claims team

AIA has undergone two years of extensive trials to gain insights on rehabilitation in life insurance. “We believe helping to get claimants back to work is a great outcome for the claimant and a win for everyone involved. It improves the morale of the employer and their workplace, and crucially, the claimant themselves,” said Damien […]
Investment Strategy

Tom Garcia: disclose and deliver

Tom Garcia has big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Fiona Reynolds, had the rare combination of qualities that made her very influential, persuasive, knowledgeable and liked. As the new, and only second, chief executive of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Garcia has the challenge of continuing the good work of its old head and […]
CMSF

HESTA: Industry still has to achieve adequacy

Chief executive of HESTA, Anne-Marie Corboy, says industry has not looked appropriately at adequacy in the accumulation phase when considering the post-retirement landscape. Speaking at a CMSF session on adequacy and “getting to the finish line”, Corboy was critical of the view that it’s all “done and dusted” and the focus should now simply be appropriate […]
Industry View

Woody, Annie…and Ken Henry

I was reminded recently of a funny sketch from Woody Allen’s famous movie, Annie Hall, that goes something like this. Woody’s character has marital problems and the psychoanalyst asks him how often he has marital relations. “Hardly ever,” he replies. “Three times a week”. The scene switches to Woody’s wife, played by Diane Keaton. She […]
Industry View

Woody, Annie…and Ken Henry

I was reminded recently of a funny sketch from Woody Allen’s famous movie, Annie Hall, that goes something like this. Woody’s character has marital problems and the psychoanalyst asks him how often he has marital relations. “Hardly ever,” he replies. “Three times a week”. The scene switches to Woody’s wife, played by Diane Keaton. She […]
Investment Strategy

Plug the super gap, AIST tells the pensions world

Australia’s superannuation ‘gap’ should be plugged by removing the 15 per cent contributions tax for lower-paid workers, removing the $450 threshold (minimum monthly wage before the superannuation guarantee is applicable) and introducing paid maternity leave with a super component, the AIST Global Dialogue conference was told.
Hedge Funds

Plug the super gap, AIST tells the pensions world

Australia’s superannuation ‘gap’ should be plugged by removing the 15 per cent contributions tax for lower-paid workers, removing the $450 threshold (minimum monthly wage before the superannuation guarantee is applicable) and introducing paid maternity leave with a super component, the AIST Global Dialogue conference was told.
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