administrators

Hedge Funds

Andrew Fairley Q&A

Andrew Fairley, chair at Equipsuper and lawyer at DLA Piper, was one of the first in the legal profession to carve out a superannuation practice specialty after he identified a gap in advice to super funds. How did you move into the superannuation space as a lawyer? I got into superannuation in 1978 because I saw it as […]
Custody

The great data challenge

The challenge: combine investment data with member-specific details and present the particular information in a way that satisfies the needs of regulators, internal auditors and accountants. Currently, super funds have to collect around 900 data items on a regular basis to satisfy the needs of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). With effect from July, […]
Custody

OPERA for everyone

The Open Protocol Enabling Risk Aggregation (OPERA) is a collaborative effort involving hedge fund managers, investors, prime brokers and administrators. A working group has released a template that aims to streamline reporting and provide standardised information in order to create efficiencies for both investors and managers.   Transparency and reporting demand Telstra Super’s head of […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance statistics, as useless as they admittedly are. Maybe […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance statistics, as useless as they admittedly are. Maybe […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

Michael Bailey As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance sta- tistics, as useless as they […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

Michael Bailey As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance sta- tistics, as useless as they […]
Roundtables

Toward an end-to-end process for handling mental health insurance claims

Insurance claims for mental health- related illnesses are more complicated than those for physical injuries. Many of the problems relate to social attitudes toward those with psychiatric disorders. In this gathering of Industry Fund Forum members, legal and mental health experts, and group insurer CommInsure, an attempt is made to identify the extent of mental […]
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