SSFS changes name and unveils masterplan

SSFS has given other super funds a statement of intent on its desire to be a national partner of choice for advice. The pension fund and financial planning company has changed its name to StatePlus and has spent $50 million to broaden digital access to its advice to include web chat, mobile phone and interactive […]
Hedge Funds

State Super Financial Services cautious about bondification of equities

State Super Financial Services (SSFS) is cautious about the bondification of equites as it can give an unintended bias to interest rate sensitivity. The term has been highlighted in CREATE – Research and Principal Global Investors’ annual global survey of 705 pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, pension consultants and fund buyers, which predicts […]
Hedge Funds

Smart beta at SSFS cuts volatility by up to 30%

A move to low volatility and quality equity strategies has seen State Super Financial Services (SSFS) reduce volatility by up to 30 per cent in more than half of its equity allocation. The $15.3 billion fund, which runs pension portfolios for retirees from State Super across nine different investment options, took the decision three years […]

Ambitious advice – Peeyush Gupta profile

Peeyush Gupta wants to forge strategic referral relationships with industry and corporate super funds, hire more advisers, open new offices, and see it lead the debate on post-retirement in Australia. The group has also commenced a research project on managing longevity risk. According to Gupta, the high and rising cost of providing ongoing personal advice […]
Investment Strategy

SSFS seeks referral deals for advice

State Super Financial Services, the advice business owned by SAS Trustee Corporation, will create formal referral arrangements with industry superannuation funds and other institutions to provide ongoing personal advice to more Australians. Peeyush Gupta, SSFS chair, said the group is actively seeking to partner with superannuation funds in a similar way to the recent deal […]