EY

Hedge Funds

The case for listed infrastructure

Growing capacity to invest, cheaper valuations than equities and low interest rates were all cited as tail winds for listed infrastructure at an IMCA lunchtime seminar in Sydney on Friday. The key challenge to this rosy picture for the asset class at the seminar was a difference of opinion on how far interest rates would […]
Investment Strategy

2014 – the hardest year yet for compliance

Those helping super funds to manage their investment data report an industry groaning under the weight of more compliance than it has ever faced before. Providers say the cost of increased workloads and systems build will be passed back to members, while opportunity costs are being incurred from the holding up of innovation. DST Global […]
Governance

Cyber crime threat to superannuation

In a bid to protect members’ data and money from hackers, First Super is considering the practicality of completely isolating its member database from the internet. Under its plan, no terminal that can access the master database will be connected or connectible to the internet. This might seem far fetched and some in the industry […]
Post-Retirement

The baby boomer tsunami

Australia has probably the most admired accumulation system in the world, but our system of decumulation is a work in progress. That superannuation funds, politicians and researchers are all talking about change is cause for hope. Indeed such is the level of agreement that the era of easy access to lump sums must end, several […]