David Haynes

Hedge Funds

SuperStream’s potential to impact asset allocations in a GFC

Increased member engagement with superannuation funds and the improved efficiency of transferring money could combine to disastrous effect in the face of another GFC-like event, a leading superannuation researcher has cautioned. Several factors have changed since the GFC, including the introduction of SuperStream and the rise of mobile-enabled websites, enabling the behavioural bias of members […]
Opinion

How technology is evolving super

A survey of superannuation fund chairs taken at the Conexus Financial Chair Forum, in conjunction with Milestone, earlier this year revealed a disconnection within superannuation. While chairs wanted to spend time on providing advice to members and to improving inhouse investment management, in reality they were being hindered by the time they had to spend […]
Policy and Regulation

MySuper: on time, biding time

First State Super’s chief operating officer Graeme Arnott is concerned at the amount of MySuper regulations that remain unresolved as the launch date approaches. However, he has pledged to take the fund’s MySuper product live on July 1, unlike funds such as Sunsuper, which is delaying the launch of its products to more easily comply […]