Investment Strategy

Super contributions down in Q2

Financial Services Council chief economist, James Bond, said the unexpected drop in superannuation contributions in the June quarter could be attributed to a loss of investor confidence in the super system as well as “leakage” of employer contributions to the self-managed superannuation sector. According to the latest quarterly data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, […]
Hedge Funds

Gender equity: now a real asset

Superannuation funds should consider new legislation monitoring gender equity in large businesses beyond their own employment practices, said Cate Wood, chair of Women in Super. The now effective Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 legislates that businesses with 100 or more employees are required to report against various gender equity indicators, including gender composition of the […]
Hedge Funds

Andrew Fairley Q&A

Andrew Fairley, chair at Equipsuper and lawyer at DLA Piper, was one of the first in the legal profession to carve out a superannuation practice specialty after he identified a gap in advice to super funds. How did you move into the superannuation space as a lawyer? I got into superannuation in 1978 because I saw it as […]
Investment Strategy

Clarius hiring findings dire

Hiring in asset management in the first half of this year is expected to be stagnant but there may be cause for optimism in the second half, a study by employment firm Clarius Group says. There was no recruitment in the Christmas-New Year period. In February there has been very “moderate requirement,” says Paul Barbaro, […]