MySuper products

Hedge Funds

Retail funds to compete on price not diversity

Liquidity constraints and a desire to compete on price is leading retail funds increasingly diverging from industry funds, according research firm Chant West. Warren Chant, director of Chant West, was speaking in advance of a presentation on the 81 MySuper products launched so far at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Victoria November 18 to 20. […]
Investment Strategy

Dashboard feedback suggests change

The public has turned its nose up at graphical representations of risk on the MySuper product dashboard and asked the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) to make it simpler. Qualitative consumer market research in September has gauged reactions to the information funds must provide on MySuper products and expectations around disclosure. Speaking at the Australian […]
Insurance

Insurance summit reveals changing demands

Only a third of super funds have changed the insurance offer in MySuper products, an Investment Magazine survey has revealed. New benefits are being offered by 19 per cent of funds, while 14 per cent have merely adjusted existing offers according to age groups. The most common new benefit is total and permanent disability cover, […]
Policy and Regulation

MySuper: on time, biding time

First State Super’s chief operating officer Graeme Arnott is concerned at the amount of MySuper regulations that remain unresolved as the launch date approaches. However, he has pledged to take the fund’s MySuper product live on July 1, unlike funds such as Sunsuper, which is delaying the launch of its products to more easily comply […]
Insurance

Will insurance make the
difference in MySuper?

Insurance was emerging as a potential differentiator as funds and financial services providers design their MySuper products, according to speakers at the AIA-Conexus Financial Group Insurance Summit in October. Damian Hill, chief executive officer of REST Industry Super, told the summit that his fund was “looking to take advantage” of the opportunity to include innovative insurance options in its MySuper product. Insurance was part of the […]
Investment Strategy

Insurance could make the difference in MySuper

Insurance was emerging as a potential differentiator as funds and financial-service providers design MySuper products, according to speakers at the AIA-Conexus Financial Group Insurance Summit this week. Damian Hill, chief executive officer of REST Industry Super, told the summit that his fund was “looking to take advantage” of the opportunity to include innovative insurance options […]