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Hedge Funds

The rise of Capital Guaranteed: more than a knee-jerk reaction

Since compulsory superannuation was introduced in the early 1990s, the focus of financial planners has been on strategies to maximise contributions and accumulation; and the focus of product manufacturers has been on products to cater to those strategies. But as an increasing number of super fund members move from the accumulation phase of their financial […]
Hedge Funds

The rise of Capital Guaranteed: more than a knee-jerk reaction

Since compulsory superannuation was introduced in the early 1990s, the focus of financial planners has been on strategies to maximise contributions and accumulation; and the focus of product manufacturers has been on products to cater to those strategies. But as an increasing number of super fund members move from the accumulation phase of their financial […]
Investment Strategy

… as fund gets financial health check

In a first for the superannuation industry, Mercer has produced a financial condition report – required by legislation in the insurance industry – for NGS Super assessing the operational risks within the fund, and now plans to roll out the service to other large superannuation funds.
Roundtables

Toward an end-to-end process for handling mental health insurance claims

Insurance claims for mental healthrelated illnesses are more complicated than those for physical injuries. Many of the problems relate to social attitudes toward those with psychiatric disorders. In this gathering of Industry Fund Forum members, legal and mental health experts, and group insurer CommInsure, an attempt is made to identify the extent of mental health-related […]
Roundtables

Toward an end-to-end process for handling mental health insurance claims

Insurance claims for mental healthrelated illnesses are more complicated than those for physical injuries. Many of the problems relate to social attitudes toward those with psychiatric disorders. In this gathering of Industry Fund Forum members, legal and mental health experts, and group insurer CommInsure, an attempt is made to identify the extent of mental health-related […]
Investment Strategy

AGEST digests a massive surge in cash

Michael Seton There has been an unprecedented surge in the size of the cash option at public sector fund AGEST, from $70 million in 2007 to $800 million – or 26 per cent of the entire fund – at the end of June this year, however the scheme sees no need for an education campaign […]
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