Prime Super

Retirement

First State Super promotes income over lump sum

Providing advice to members to think about an income in retirement, rather than taking a lump sum is “making a contribution to their lives”, says Neil Cochrane, chair of First State Super. Speaking on a panel session at the Conexus Financial Chair Forum on the Mornington Peninsula from January 18-20, Cochrane talked about how chairs […]
Investment Strategy

Prime Super open to female director

Prime Super is to make gender diversity a consideration when replacing the HIP Super trustees who resigned following the merger of the two funds in May. The fund, which currently has only six directors, is one of less than 10 superannuation funds without a female director on its board. Martin Day chief executive of St […]
Investment Strategy

Prime Super six months after the merger

Prime Super is open to further mergers, it has put the appointment of a chief investment officer on hold and answered criticism of its merger with HIP. Speaking six months after Prime merged with the Sydney based HIP, Lachlan Baird, chief executive of the combined operation, whose business card carries the logos for both Prime […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds to act as Australian lenders

Super funds could join the big four banks as a major lender to Australian companies over the next few years. The impact of Basel II reforms, which require banks to hold greater amounts of capital for their riskier loans, has encouraged banks to seek partners for certain loans which have come up for re-financing since […]
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