MySuper licence

Unintentional

Catholic by name, catholic by nature

In his seventh year as chair of Catholic Super in Victoria, Peter Bugden can comfortably say he’s witnessed notable growth in the fund. What first began in 1971 as a niche offering to Catholic school employees is now an Australia-wide public offer fund, with around $5 billion under management following a period of growth – […]
Policy and Regulation

Stronger Super reporting phased in from 2014

New statistical data collections that form part of new Stronger Super requirements will now be phased in from 2014, says Australian Prudential Regulation Authority deputy chair Ross Jones. The exception will be superannuation funds with MySuper authorisation. “The reporting framework is still not completely finalised. There’s still work to be done, for example, on the […]
CMSF

Reforms not about industry consolidation

The Stronger Super reforms aren’t aimed at pushing out smaller funds, says Ross Jones, deputy chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Speaking on a panel with the commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Greg Tanzer, Jones responded to concerns about the impact of reform on smaller funds. “The issue with scale […]
Hedge Funds

QSuper’s guaranteed-term annuity

QSuper has partnered with Challenger to offer a new guaranteed-term annuity, the first for the superannuation fund and exclusive to its members. The product, which is available to members through QSuper or its financial planning business QInvest1, will provide a very competitive earning rate on term annuities, according to Michael Pennisi, chief strategy officer at […]