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How will digital technology transform super in 2016?

Investment Magazine asked leading figures for their thoughts on how digitisation of information for members, providers and super funds will change the business of running superannuation funds in 2016. Damian Moloney, chief executive, Frontier Advisors spoke of the trend to what he calls “retailisation”, where members have a better digital interface with their fund and […]
Investment Strategy

The highs and lows of 2015

When we quizzed a group of leading figures and funds to pick their biggest causes for celebration in 2015, the special outcomes from the growing scale and sophistication of the very largest superannuation funds stood out. Where the industry has pulled together on investment fees and product innovation there have been further triumphs. The triumphs […]
Investment Strategy

Winners of annual AIST awards named

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has used its annual awards to highlight the strides many not-for-profit super funds are taking in the use of targeted marketing, social media and in increasing women’s super balances. At last night’s 2015 Awards for Excellence, both funds and individuals were recognised. Equip was a double winner at […]
Hedge Funds

Members’ market fears calmed

Funds experienced a higher than usual number of members switching out of growth assets in the market turmoil of the past few weeks, but nowhere near as high as the switching levels of 2008. Better communications have been attributed for the lower levels of switching as US markets experienced one of their largest ever one […]
Investment Strategy

MyPension product removes behavioural bias in investments

Equip’s MyPension product was designed specifically to reduce risks – including behavioural biases – for the vast majority of its members who would never see a financial planner, delegates heard at an Investment Management Consultants Association seminar. As Australians generally have very little financial literacy it was important to design a product that could be clearly communicated […]
Investment Strategy

Industry funds sanguine about one third rule

Chairs of industry funds have reacted with pragmatism to the Government’s move to enforce one third of their boards to be independent and to have an independent chair. Many have already anticipated the change in legislation by hiring their first or second ever independent trustees with the explicit intention of filling skills on their board. […]
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 […]
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