term deposits

Hedge Funds

“Online shopping” at Catholic Super

The $5-billion Catholic Super Fund has signed a deal with retail research house, Lonsec, to become the latest industry fund to offer a direct investment option to its 70,000 members. Catholic Super’s new platform, which is built on technology by OneTrust, will be available to members next year and will cost $25 per month plus […]
Hedge Funds

All bells and whistles at Club Plus Super

Members of the $1.5 billion industry superannuation fund, Club Plus Super, can now directly purchase term deposits, exchange-traded funds and shares via the fund’s new online investment and administration platform. For only $15 a month plus brokerage fees, members can invest in one, three, six and 12-month deposits and trade stocks on the S&P/ASX 300 […]
Governance

HOSTPLUS to offer “soft merger” platform

HOSTPLUS is inviting smaller funds to join them in a “soft merger” by giving access to its investments in a pooled superannuation trust. The fund is building a platform, which it hopes to have ready by the end of the year, that will give other fund and SMSFs access to each investment on a unit […]
CMSF

Funds vow to fight SMSF exodus

Leading superannuation funds are preparing to strike back against the appeal of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) by offering inhouse self-managed options to members. In a panel session which revealed how SMSFs now represent 32 per cent of all superannuation funds, larger than any other sector, HOSTPLUS said it would be offering members a self-managed investment […]
Investment Strategy

Flight from cash imminent: AMP Capital

Falling official interest rates in Australia will dampen individual investors’ appetite for cash term deposits and increase appetite for dividend-paying stocks, listed property and other yielding assets, according to AMP Capital Investors. The Sydney-based fund manager, which oversees about $100 billion in assets, official interest rates to fall from 3.5 per cent to 3 per […]