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Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance statistics, as useless as they admittedly are. Maybe […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

Michael Bailey As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance sta- tistics, as useless as they […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

Michael Bailey As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance sta- tistics, as useless as they […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
Unintentional

In this month's issue

June 2011 Cover Story ESG inaction: Who voted in Australia’s first climate-change resolution, and why Australia’s first -ever shareholder vote on climat e change, put to Woodsi de Petroleum in April, provided superannuation funds with a prime opportunity to support the sustainability principles that many of them have espoused for years. But at this first […]
Roundtables

The scourge of schizophrenia: how the Government and super funds can help

In the second of a series of four roundtables on mental health and superannuation, the industry participants and mental health experts discussed the major problem of schizophrenia, the results of interventionist programs in mental health problems and the issues associated with death and total and permanent disability insurance. The roundtables have been sponsored by CommInsure […]
Roundtables

The scourge of schizophrenia: how the Government and super funds can help

In the second of a series of four roundtables on mental health and superannuation, the industry participants and mental health experts discussed the major problem of schizophrenia, the results of interventionist programs in mental health problems and the issues associated with death and total and permanent disability insurance. The roundtables have been sponsored by CommInsure […]
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