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Investment Strategy

Retirees’ SMSF decision making questioned

A group of academics are investigating measures of cognitive function that can be applied to gauge the financial decision making of retirees and their capacity  to make optimal decisions when running a self-managed super fund (SMSF) portfolio. Paul Gerrans, associate professor of finance at the University of Western Australia, is concerned at the ability of […]
Policy and Regulation

Who will replace Ross Jones?

The date July 1, 2013 is a significant one for the superannuation industry in Australia for a couple of reasons. While it marks the commencement of Stronger Super, it also sees the departure of the man who has overseen its inception. About a week and a half ago, it was announced by the deputy prime […]
Opinion

Funds keep cool in super tax heat

Teenagers are more likely to suffer from depression if they see their parents arguing often. In a Cambridge University research paper published late last year, it was claimed that those who witness frequent arguments and possess a gene making them more sensitive are significantly more likely to become depressed. The findings are important but hardly […]