Pauline Vamos

Investment Strategy

Ian Silk’s grand ambition for super endorsed by CEOs

Ian Silk’s call for the superannuation industry to raise its game and take on the “grand ambition” of giving all Australians an adequate income in retirement has been endorsed by a cross-section of leading figures. The chief executive of AustralianSuper was speaking at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) annual conference in Brisbane, […]
Opinion

Independent proposal condemned as a sledgehammer approach by Garcia, but ASFA is in favour

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees’ (AIST) submission, in reply to the draft legislation to change the governance structure of super funds, has heavily condemned the approach of the Government as risky and not supported by evidence. By contrast, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) says the proposal reflects changing community expectations, the […]
Investment Strategy

Awards night draws near

A who’s who of industry association chief executives and leading regulators are to present the trophies at the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards 2015 in four weeks’ time. The awards, held at the Ivy in Sydney, at a special black tie event at 6.30pm on May 20, will recognise the best large, medium and small superannuation […]
Policy and Regulation

Political climate right for bipartisan support

The political climate is right for bipartisan support on a range of issues facing superannuation, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) believes. Presenting ASFA’s research into very high superannuation account balances Pauline Vamos, chief executive, said tax concessions provided the starting point for a bipartisan conversation about superannuation’s role in the wider economy […]
Investment Strategy

FSI: Threat of banks gaming the system denied

The threat of banks exploiting their business relationships with employers to cross-sell retail superannuation funds has been foiled by recommendations in the Financial System Inquiry (FSI), according to Industry Super Australia. David Whiteley, chief executive of the organisation representing industry funds, noted that several sections of the report will limit the ability of banks to […]
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