Kim Bowater

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 […]
Roundtables

Rethinking retiree investment risks

Some of the leading thinkers in superannuation investing met up in Melbourne with two representatives of Wellington Management to discuss how good the industry is at investing for retirement. They were set five questions to answer. What does your retirement offering look like and how much do you expect to evolve? It is rare to […]

Target date funds; the start of a big adventure

This article contains the views of AMP, Mercer, ASIC, Frontier Advisors and Michael Drew professor of finance at Griffith Business School on the subject of target date funds. Three to four million Australians are about to embark on a very exciting experiment. They are to choose a date when they envisage finishing work and then […]
Hedge Funds

MySuper: retail funds yet to pounce

Some retail providers have deliberately held back their MySuper applications so as to differentiate themselves from industry funds, an analyst has claimed. Nigel Pittaway, managing director insurance and diversified financials research, Citi Research, said retail providers were under pressure as they were having to squeeze margins to compete with the low fees of industry funds, […]