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Policy and Regulation

One year, not four, to prepare for super governance changes

Board’s will need to submit an approved and detailed transition plan to APRA by July 1, 2016 on how they intend to comply with the new, and as yet undefined, requirements for governance, including whether current directors can be considered independent. Many experienced people in superannuation will likely not be classed as independent leaving a […]
CIO profiles

Hartley calls for fee clarity

David Hartley, chief investment officer of Sunsuper, has challenged the industry to publish for members the costs of running their fund alongside the cost of direct fund management fees and an estimate of trading fees. He believes not only do trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to disclose fund costs as a proportion of fees to […]
Unintentional

Case study: reflections on a merger

The key players in the merger between AGEST and AustralianSuper revealed some of the secrets of the deal to delegates. AustralianSuper took four years to earn back the $11 million costs of its merger with AGEST it was revealed in a session entitled ‘To Merge or Not To Merge’ at CMSF 2015. The figure was […]