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Opinion

Opinion: can the internet turn us into smarter savers?

The internet has been empowering for many consumer decisions, but can it empower the public on retirement investments? Anyone planning an overseas holiday can look at pages that rank hotels, restaurants and travel experiences in order of popularity and customer satisfaction. They can search for the most convenient and cheapest flights, for currency conversions and […]
Investment Strategy

Member activism on the rise

Funds should start preparing for a steady growth in member activism over investments before portfolio disclosure requirements come into force on July 2014, says Danielle Press, chief executive of EquipSuper. While the numbers of members targeting funds is low, the impact could be greater owing to the way replies to questions are being posted online. […]
CMSF

Helping to address the underinsurance gap

In today’s digital world, super funds are under increasing pressure to provide mobile and tech-savvy members with a greater range of online tools and capability. At the same time funds are grappling to balance a range of other priorities, including regulatory change and pressure to deliver superior member outcomes. Over the past eight years, we’ve […]
Hedge Funds

From family office to your back office

The owners of an online funds management system spun out of the Haines family’s Portland House Group in 2004 are actively marketing for the first time, with “fundamental style” managers and family offices of up to $500 million and 30-odd trades a day the target market. Funds Management Online (FMO) is an integrated fund accounting […]
Hedge Funds

From family office to your back office

The owners of an online funds management system spun out of the Haines family’s Portland House Group in 2004 are actively marketing for the first time, with “fundamental style” managers and family offices of up to $500 million and 30-odd trades a day the target market. Funds Management Online (FMO) is an integrated fund accounting […]
Investment Strategy

Aussie Super parts ways with Comminsure, goes online for group

AustralianSuper will introduce online underwriting and claims assessment as part of a $600 million group insurance deal which has put an end to the fund’s long-standing relationship with Comminsure, with Tower Australia pipping the incumbent and Metlife for the contract to provide death, disablement and income protection insurance for 1.4 million members.
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