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Investment Strategy

Australia’s ‘regional hub’ dream stymied by tax system

Australia’s vast distance from the world’s financial centres and its complicated taxation system are strong barriers to offshore fund managers setting up an office here to pursue their growth strategies in Asia-Pacific markets. Surveying managers attending the Opportunity Australia conferences in London, New York and San Francisco, law firm Henry Davis York (HDY) found that […]
Investment Strategy

Australia’s ‘regional hub’ dream stymied by tax system

Australia’s vast distance from the world’s financial centres and its complicated taxation system are strong barriers to offshore fund managers setting up an office here to pursue their growth strategies in Asia-Pacific markets. Surveying managers attending the Opportunity Australia conferences in London, New York and San Francisco, law firm Henry Davis York (HDY) found that […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
Roundtables

The Superannuation Guarantee: should it be used as a tool of economic policy?

On March 5, Investment & Technologyand investment administration softwareprovider, SimCorp, held a roundtablediscussion on last November’s “economists’open letter” to the Rudd Government. Signed by eight of Australia’s leading economicminds, the letter advocated a shorttermreduction in the superannuationguarantee to 6 per cent, and a relaxing ofsuper access rules, as an economic stimulusduring this financial crisis. The […]
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