outcomes

CIO profiles

Christian Super seeks to smooth outcomes

Christian Super’s chief investment officer has expressed a desire for his fund to follow QSuper in taking responsibility for individual members’ sequencing risks. Until now, few chief investment officers have publicly shown any support for the path taken by QSuper, which has placed members over 58 years old with balances of more than $300,000 into […]
Hedge Funds

Gender equity: now a real asset

Superannuation funds should consider new legislation monitoring gender equity in large businesses beyond their own employment practices, said Cate Wood, chair of Women in Super. The now effective Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 legislates that businesses with 100 or more employees are required to report against various gender equity indicators, including gender composition of the […]
Policy and Regulation

Super Council to deliver equitable outcomes

Women in Super has welcomed the government’s proposed Council of Superannuation Custodians, to be established in association with a Charter of Superannuation Adequacy and Sustainability. Announced as part of the swathe of changes the Gillard government ushered in this month, the council and charter are intended to assess future policy and provide reports to Parliament, […]
Policy and Regulation

Risk standards: keep them simple

In addressing new compliance standards for risk, QANTAS Super has increased the scope of its trustee liability insurance. The move is one of a range of measures to comply with the new prudential standards framework. The insight from Hugh Loughrey, head of legal, risk and compliance for the fund, was made at an Association of […]
Investment Strategy

Target-date funds are dangerously misused: survey

New research from the US shows that a high proportion of both pension fund sponsors and individual investors are misusing target-date funds, which is likely to lead to suboptimal investment outcomes. The research, by global manager Janus Capital in association with a magazine company and a research group, shows that investor education is particularly inadequate […]
Investment Strategy

Target-date funds are dangerously misused: survey

New research from the US shows that a high proportion of both pension fund sponsors and individual investors are misusing target-date funds, which is likely to lead to suboptimal investment outcomes. The research, by global manager Janus Capital in association with a magazine company and a research group, shows that investor education is particularly inadequate […]
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