proposal

Investment Strategy

Unisuper to explore DC plus

UniSuper is considering a new type of accumulation fund that sits in between defined contribution and defined benefit. Any such fund would be offered as a choice to members, at its own cost, alongside its current accumulation fund. The option is to be discussed at a strategy meeting in February, based on a proposal based […]
Administration

IFSA’s mission to spare managers financial statements

Funds managers will no longer need to prepare annual financial statements for trusts, should a proposal by IFSA’s freshly-named ‘Service & Efficiencies’ sub-committee be adopted by Government. The proposal arose from a forum the Association held in April, in partnership with Conexus Financial, the publisher of Investment & Technology. The sold-out forum of more than […]
Administration

IFSA’s mission to spare managers financial statements

Funds managers will no longer need to prepare annual financial statements for trusts, should a proposal by IFSA’s freshly-named ‘Service & Efficiencies’ sub-committee be adopted by Government. The proposal arose from a forum the Association held in April, in partnership with Conexus Financial, the publisher of Investment & Technology. The sold-out forum of more than […]
Opinion

Of funds managers and real estate agents

It takes a lot to shock someone in the superannuation industry these days, but Jeremy Cooper did the trick with his address to the ASFA luncheon in Sydney last month. The moment you could actually hear the jaws drop was when the ASIC deputy chairman, who’s now running Chris Bowen’s ‘super review’, lumped in those […]
Opinion

Of funds managers and real estate agents

It takes a lot to shock someone in the superannuation industry these days, but Jeremy Cooper did the trick with his address to the ASFA luncheon in Sydney last month. The moment you could actually hear the jaws drop was when the ASIC deputy chairman, who’s now running Chris Bowen’s ‘super review’, lumped in those […]
Investment Strategy

AGEST in the mix

As the Minister for Superannuation confirms plans to include AGEST in the already-announced merger of the ARIA and Military Super boards from 2010, AGEST chief executive Michael Seton has argued the case for his $3 billion fund remaining stand-alone.
Investment Strategy

A house divided: industry battles over clearing, lost member framework

It is probably nothing on the ‘default funds in awards’ debate, but responses to the Rudd Government discussion paper on a national superannuation clearing house and improved framework for reducing ‘lost’ accounts revealed some deep divisions among industry players. SuperChoice, which is already the country’s largest clearing house, handed in a proposal which retains an […]
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