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Women vulnerable in SMSFs

Those wishing to enter into a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) should have to meet a minimum balance under legislation, says HESTA chief executive Anne-Marie Corboy. Speaking at last week’s CMSF in Brisbane on the panel discussion A Long Way to the Finish Line, Corboy (pictured below) said women in particular are vulnerable when signing on […]
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Tax-managed equity index investing

Active tax management can be used to enhance after-tax returns of indexed Australian and international equity portfolios for superannuation funds. The systematic and prudent implementation of tactics such as capital-gains/loss management and holding-period management can add real after-tax value. Simulations and back tests carried out by Parametric consistently demonstrate added value in the range of […]
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Funds vow to fight SMSF exodus

Leading superannuation funds are preparing to strike back against the appeal of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) by offering inhouse self-managed options to members. In a panel session which revealed how SMSFs now represent 32 per cent of all superannuation funds, larger than any other sector, HOSTPLUS said it would be offering members a self-managed investment […]
Investment Strategy

Editor’s pick #7

The “occupy”movement has a woman problemhttp://t.co/9V1VOl2w White House can’t quite get itself to condemn violence by Egypt military, so urges only “restraint on all sides.” http://t.co/dCy1oFRl Human rights of women and girls at ‘extreme risk’ in nearly half the countries in the world http://t.co/93YKpnPI<
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Editors Pick #2

Mario Batali Is Sorry bit.ly/tNYG1k Yahoo is searching for a future. It offers a spectacle that involves huge war chests and equally inflated egos econ.st/v49Op6 Speech by Philip Lowe, Assistant Governor, to Australian Farm Institute Agriculture Roundtable Conference, Melbourne –goo.gl/Rjs1U Study: Asian American teens are bullied more than youths belonging to any other racial group ow.ly/7orZ4 An unemployment […]
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Target-date funds are dangerously misused: survey

New research from the US shows that a high proportion of both pension fund sponsors and individual investors are misusing target-date funds, which is likely to lead to suboptimal investment outcomes. The research, by global manager Janus Capital in association with a magazine company and a research group, shows that investor education is particularly inadequate […]
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