Michael Rice

Unintentional

How will digital technology transform super in 2016?

Investment Magazine asked leading figures for their thoughts on how digitisation of information for members, providers and super funds will change the business of running superannuation funds in 2016. Damian Moloney, chief executive, Frontier Advisors spoke of the trend to what he calls “retailisation”, where members have a better digital interface with their fund and […]
Investment Strategy

Superannuation awards deadline draws close

A superannuation awards that seeks to give a level playing field for funds, whether large or small, is the intention of the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards, says selection committee member Michael Rice, chief executive of Rice Warner. Nominations for the awards close on Monday February 16, a short list of entrants will be published in […]
Investment Strategy

Line-up of industry experts to choose best superannuation funds

Conexus Financial, the publisher of Investment Magazine and Professional Planner will again recognise outstanding achievement in superannuation when it hosts the third Superannuation Fund of the Year Awards Evening in Sydney in May. The awards have evolved to embrace input from key industry stakeholders, whose experience and expertise will be integral to identifying the best funds […]
Post-Retirement

RiceWarner: beating annuities “easy” for super funds

Superannuation funds can offer retirement accounts that easily exceed the income from annuities, believes Rice Warner. Michael Rice, chief executive of the actuarial firm, is working with several large funds to help them convert a member’s account-based pension into a distributing trust, with separate cash and capital accounts. The cash accounts would make pension payments […]
Investment Strategy

What is allowable on investment committees?

Four prominent super fund executives at the AIST Australian Superannuation Investment conference on the Gold Coast discussed best practice and what is allowable on investment committees. One common insight was investment committees making decisions without talking to asset consultants. Each executive gave a candid explanation of their fund’s policies, the key points of which are […]
Opinion

Industry questions GetUp! super campaign

A new video campaign by advocacy group GetUp! criticising the tax concessions afforded higher income earners has drawn a mixed response from the superannuation industry, with some questioning the accuracy and validity of the message. On its website, GetUp! is calling for the public to sign up for “fairer super”, with a video that says a […]
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