Investment Strategy

Industry funds pre-empt Arthur Sinodinos

Industry funds are taking steps to appoint independent trustees ahead of any government decree forcing them to do so. In contrast to media reports that have depicted industry fund boards as fighting the Treasury proposal to have at least a third of their directors independent of employer or employee organisations, several funds are already changing […]
Investment Strategy

Small firms favour ‘simple’ SunSuper

Sunsuper is claiming a big growth in small employer clients from searches carried out on Google with the term ‘pay super simple’. The fund appears as the second highest search result for this term, the ranking for which is determined by the popularity of the link and the closeness of the search term to the […]

Employers part of
SuperStream too

The Stronger Super reforms needed to engage more with employers as a critical part of the superannuation industry, according to Westpac’s Emma Dobson. Dobson, the bank’s director of global transactional services and a member of the government’s SuperStream advisory council, says she believes that too much of the Stronger Super focus has been on “front […]
Investment Strategy

First Super invites Tony Abbott to board meeting

First Super, the $1.6 billion fund, has invited Tony Abbott to attend its board meeting in March or June to give the leader of the opposition experience of how employer-employee industry superannuation fund boards work. First Super co-chair Alan Stewart says the invitation to the opposition leader came about as a result of Abbott’s criticism […]
Investment Strategy

Fund of the Year three-peat for HostPlus

Makybe Diva did it. Now HostPlus has won three in a row taking out the 2008 SuperRatings Fund of the Year award. David Elia, who inherited a fractured board as chief executive of HostPlus only a few years ago, has turned the fund around to be innovative from an investment point of view, but also […]