Hedge Funds

Super fund mergers: benefits, challenges and keys for success

This article is drawn from a State Street paper, ‘Evolving superannuation funds for the future’, which explores the challenges facing the industry today and how it is evolving in response. To download a copy of the full report, see here. Moderator Robert Goodlad, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors, Australia Panellists Lachlan Baird, Chief Executive Officer, Prime Super Alistair […]
Hedge Funds

Australia’s tax concessions rank low

New research from Mercer shows Australia’s after-tax retirement benefits are among the least generous when compared globally. The paper, Tax and Superannuation: Benchmarking Australia against the World’s Best Retirement Systems, also revealed that Australia’s concessional contribution caps, which Mercer says encourage long-term saving, are relatively low by global standards. The study, conducted from December 2012 […]
Investment Strategy

ANZ Staff Super hires Mercer for admin…

Mercer is in the process of hiring 120 new positions across its outsourcing business to cater for a flurry of new super fund clients in recent months, including the $2 billion ANZ Australian Staff Superannuation Scheme which yesterday announced it had switched from Russell Employee Benefits to Mercer for administration and member services.
Hedge Funds

RCM…making dreams of funds management come true

RCM…making dreams of funds management come true It’s always been tough to break into a job in portfolio management, more so now than ever. You might have the skills and the determination, but it’s likely you’ll remain languishing on the sidelines without a little bit of luck. Just ask Paul Schofield, who these days has […]