HIP Super

Investment Strategy

Prime Super open to female director

Prime Super is to make gender diversity a consideration when replacing the HIP Super trustees who resigned following the merger of the two funds in May. The fund, which currently has only six directors, is one of less than 10 superannuation funds without a female director on its board. Martin Day chief executive of St […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds to act as Australian lenders

Super funds could join the big four banks as a major lender to Australian companies over the next few years. The impact of Basel II reforms, which require banks to hold greater amounts of capital for their riskier loans, has encouraged banks to seek partners for certain loans which have come up for re-financing since […]
Investment Strategy

Prime Super and HIP to merge

Prime Super and Health Industry Plan (HIP) have announced an intention to merge in order to create a combined fund of $2.4 billion in assets and 150,000 members. The new fund will be known as Prime Super, it will be headquartered in Melbourne and will go live on May 1st. The deal has taken a […]
Policy and Regulation

Policing super payments

In the 22 years since its inception, Industry Funds Credit Control (IFCC) has secured more than $1 billion of unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions from employers. David Gibson, general manager of IFCC, says that between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2011, the IFCC secured about $400 million of missed SG payments; in the 2011-12 […]