Industry has been left out of the conception of the latest performance test, described by APRA's deputy chair Helen Rowell on Monday as one of the major changes foreshadowed in the Federal Budget which is aligned with the prudential regulator's agenda.
Changing the default system was subject of the Productivity Commission review and has remained on the government’s plan in parallel with the ‘best in show’ and APRA’s heat map concepts designed to put a spotlight on underperforming funds.
Mercer has called for a universal age pension, scrapping the means tests and keeping the superannuation guarantee at 9.5 per cent in its Retirement Income Review submission. This would be a blow for many super funds especially those with flat or negative inflows.
It has taken the Treasury 10 months to make its response to the Financial System Inquiry. After all that time, the response is not as detailed or as forthcoming as some might have hoped. Investment Magazine reads between the lines to decode the Treasury’s 387 word statement on how it will respond to the FSI’s […]