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Policy and Regulation

Super Council to deliver equitable outcomes

Women in Super has welcomed the government’s proposed Council of Superannuation Custodians, to be established in association with a Charter of Superannuation Adequacy and Sustainability. Announced as part of the swathe of changes the Gillard government ushered in this month, the council and charter are intended to assess future policy and provide reports to Parliament, […]
Investment Strategy

Tom Garcia: disclose and deliver

Tom Garcia has big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Fiona Reynolds, had the rare combination of qualities that made her very influential, persuasive, knowledgeable and liked. As the new, and only second, chief executive of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Garcia has the challenge of continuing the good work of its old head and […]
Hedge Funds

QSuper’s guaranteed-term annuity

QSuper has partnered with Challenger to offer a new guaranteed-term annuity, the first for the superannuation fund and exclusive to its members. The product, which is available to members through QSuper or its financial planning business QInvest1, will provide a very competitive earning rate on term annuities, according to Michael Pennisi, chief strategy officer at […]
Hedge Funds

Australian 'fundamental' index introduced

Fundamental indexing has received a fillip with the launch of a FTSE index that weights 200 Australian stocks according to the Research Affiliates methodology, which ignores price to focus on ‘fundamental’ factors such as book value, revenue and cash flow.
Administration

Going beyond DB vs DC for the ultimate pension

The turbulence in markets has been a catalyst for some navel gazing in the global pension market, which has the two-fold effect of re-examining pension design and the institutional elements that need to be in place to deliver cost efficiency, according to Keith Ambachtsheer, director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). “I […]
Administration

Going beyond DB vs DC for the ultimate pension

The turbulence in markets has been a catalyst for some navel gazing in the global pension market, which has the two-fold effect of re-examining pension design and the institutional elements that need to be in place to deliver cost efficiency, according to Keith Ambachtsheer, director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). “I […]
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