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Investment Strategy

Three new approaches for post-retirement

“The Actuaries Institute would like to see retiring Australians have increased choice in relation to the retirement income products they are offered and considers the removal of current impediments to product innovation as an essential element of such a review, as well as ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect consumers and safeguard […]
Investment Strategy

Jana cautious but Mercer positive on investment growth

All five of the major consultancy firms have a gloomy outlook on investment growth, but while several see hope in dynamic asset allocation, Jana Investment Advisers has urged investors to readjust their expectations. Representatives from each firm were quizzed by Sean Henaghan, investment director of AMP Capital at the Investment Management Consultants Association’s annual conference […]
Investment Strategy

Segmenting member investments

QSuper has begun segmenting member investments according to age and account balances, in what it is heralding as the end of an era of one-size-fits-all default funds. Rosemary Vilgan, chief executive of QSuper, believes this approach matches best practice globally, meets new higher duty of care standards for MySuper and is being closely looked at […]
CMSF

Maximising tax efficiency

There have been a number of studies that look at the after-tax returns of investment managers and conclude that for individual taxable investors, most managers do not generate enough excess return to cover the tax bill caused by the resulting capital gains tax. Superannuation funds have a lower tax rate than individuals, but the tax […]
Hedge Funds

Why super raters struggle with the long term

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Hedge Funds

Why super raters struggle with the long term

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