retirees

Hedge Funds

Mortgage biggest cohort consideration: REST

Pre-retirees are prioritising paying off mortgages ahead of retirement planning, suggesting cohorts based on debt liabilities should be considered, says Paul Sayer, chief operating officer REST. The findings are based on member research carried out by REST. “People are living longer and thinking about a longer investment horizon, but they want to pay that debt […]
Unintentional

Motor super head: Leeanne Turner at MTAA

Leeanne Turner started working in public service pension schemes before the superannuation guarantee charge was made compulsory and has seen most of the big changes since then first hand. One of the most significant was at the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme, which in her time switched its control from a commissioner to a board of trustees. […]
Opinion

Industry questions GetUp! super campaign

A new video campaign by advocacy group GetUp! criticising the tax concessions afforded higher income earners has drawn a mixed response from the superannuation industry, with some questioning the accuracy and validity of the message. On its website, GetUp! is calling for the public to sign up for “fairer super”, with a video that says a […]
Investment Strategy

CPI plus for retirees

Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) has launched a new objective fund targeting Australia’s retirement market. The CPI Plus Fund targets a return of the CPI plus 4.5 per cent over a rolling five-year period, and addresses longevity issues by offering a perpetuity solution. Head of CFSGAM’s global investment solutions group, Joe Fernandes, says […]
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