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CMSF 2015

Investment Magazine is the official media partner of CMSF and is producing a daily newsletter covering highlights from the major conversations taking place from the Gold Coast Convention Exhibition Centre. The following links show the newsletter from each day of the conference.                  
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Delegates swayed by equity manager

A leading equity manager persuaded delegates of the virtue of relatively high equity holdings in superannuation portfolios. At the start of this session, Justin Wood of Vinva Investment Management asked delegates to consider if members’ investments outside of super should be considered when setting a default investment strategy. The initial feedback from the audience was […]
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Fear and complexity key to disengagement

Disengagement in superannuation funds is caused by members’ fear of loss, confusion over decision making, and embarrassment at small savings levels, a behavioural economist told delegates. The findings came from interviews with 1500 super fund members carried out by market research firm, the Leading Edge. It found 67 per cent had no interaction with their […]
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Board independence under Q&A microscope

Not unlike a typical edition of ABC’s Q&A, host Tony Jones moderated a robust discussion on yesterday’s Super Q&A panel. Opening CMSF 2013, the panel debated a potential leadership spill in Labor, super reform fatigue and executive pay disclosure. Perhaps most controversial was the debate on equal representation on boards, with Garry Weaven, chair of […]
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Trustee of the year takes swipe at APRA

The winner of the trustee of the year award used his acceptance speech to take a swipe at over-regulation, which he said only served to make his duties harder. Gary Clifford, trustee director of the Fire and Energy Services Superannuation Fund, whose colleagues knew he was receiving the award but had not told him, said […]
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Maximising tax efficiency

There have been a number of studies that look at the after-tax returns of investment managers and conclude that for individual taxable investors, most managers do not generate enough excess return to cover the tax bill caused by the resulting capital gains tax. Superannuation funds have a lower tax rate than individuals, but the tax […]
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