retirement products

Hedge Funds

Maritime’s equity insurance take-up exceeds expectations

Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into Maritime Super’s managed volatility process (MVP) since launch nine months ago. The overlay, which uses the shorting of futures options as insurance against falls in the value of equities, has been communicated to members with the words “don’t jump ship”. It provides members with the opportunity to […]
Post-Retirement

Member research will make or break products

Research into members is crucial for success and engagement for retirement products, but so far it has been lacking, industry leaders agree. The data currently available to funds does not allow for effective development of products or communication with members because it is too general detracting from tailoring and sectorisation, participants at the 7th annual […]
Hedge Funds

Low volatility on the rise

Superannuation funds will make a big shift into low-volatility smart-beta products over the next 12 months, according to Fraser Murray, head of equities at Frontier Advisors. Speaking at a packed Investment Management Consultant Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney, Murray told how there had been little activity in this space until now, but this was about […]
Post-Retirement

The baby boomer tsunami

Australia has probably the most admired accumulation system in the world, but our system of decumulation is a work in progress. That superannuation funds, politicians and researchers are all talking about change is cause for hope. Indeed such is the level of agreement that the era of easy access to lump sums must end, several […]