Why start a career in superannuation?

A spate of recent high profile personnel moves from investment banking and investment management into superannuation prompted some of the FEAL executives to explore the reasons why their employees are attracted to a career in super. A high profile fund CEO who recently changed careers from investment management (he can’t be named because the FEAL […]
Investment Strategy

Post-retirement product innovation on its way, but superannuation funds not ready

Product innovation in post-retirement will be the next big thing in the superannuation industry, according to Paul Murphy, executive manager, marketing and business development at UniSuper, but Australia is lagging the rest of the world. Speaking at Investment & Technology’sinaugural conference – ‘Post-Retirement Solutions for Super Funds: Strategies for Keeping Members in Retirement’ – in […]
Industry View

Good riddance oh-eight, but still a lot on funds’ plate

There’s no doubt that 2008 was a tough year for super funds – the toughest since compulsory super was introduced. But few in the super industry think 2009 will be any less challenging. Since the start of this year, most of the key economic indicators coming out of the US, Europe and Asia have been […]

Risk management should be funds’ watchword

The significant increase in investment market volatility over the past six months has adversely impacted most, if not all, asset classes globally. As such, PAUL KESSELL believes it is an ideal time to reflect on how investment risk is managed and presented to fund members in Australia’s defined contribution (DC) retirement provision environment and whether […]