AMIST

Investment Strategy

ACSI praises 35 companies in ASX 200

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has praised the 35 companies on the ASX 200 whose boards comprise of at least 30 per cent women. ACSI is working closely with the Australian chapter of the 30% Club to raise the number of women on boards as part of a revolution in the governance structure […]
Investment Strategy

More women and independents on boards

Diversity on superannuation boards has increased steadily in the past year, with nine out of 13 publicly announced appointments going to women. Seven of these appointments have gone to independents, four have gone to people with funds management backgrounds and two have gone to lawyers. The announcements only represent funds that have sought to publicise […]
CIO profiles

Profile: Megan Pham, CIO AMIST

Megan Pham, chief investment officer of AMIST Super, talks through the logic of her fund’s asset allocation and manager selection. Like a few other super funds in the region of $1-2 billion in assets under management, AMIST Super is sensitive to the accusation that it might not have the scale to outperform or do the […]
Investment Strategy

TPD lump sums failing members’ mental health

People suffering mental health issues are being let down by a lump sum system that provides little to no incentives or support to return to work, industry delegates heard at the Group Insurance Summit. Michael Rooney, deputy chief executive Media Super, said there is a “clear problem” in having a product design that discourages people […]
Investment Strategy

Cbus board transparency wins AIST award

Cbus has been commended for its bold move to disclose board salaries in the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees’ 2013 awards for excellence. The fund won the award for best annual report, the judges describing the information provided to members as reporting and acting with integrity. The report highlights the $111,000 salary given to board […]
Policy and Regulation

Policing super payments

In the 22 years since its inception, Industry Funds Credit Control (IFCC) has secured more than $1 billion of unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions from employers. David Gibson, general manager of IFCC, says that between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2011, the IFCC secured about $400 million of missed SG payments; in the 2011-12 […]
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