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Policy and Regulation

Rubin: bed down reforms

The superannuation industry has to bed down the raft of regulatory reforms, says Elana Rubin, former chair of AustralianSuper. “I appreciate that government undertakes regulatory reform with the very best intentions, but from a member perspective, it can often reduce confidence in the system. And while it may not affect them directly, they read about […]
Custody

Super fund fusion

Mergers can benefit superannuation funds: favourable mandate structures, terms and fees can be secured; co-investments or direct investments in unlisted assets can be made; more money to allocate becomes available in a capital-constrained world; and capital-gains-tax credits can be used to offset future profits from domestic stocks. What can go wrong? Funds don’t agree on […]
Hedge Funds

From REST to the rest: what super fund trustees are paid and why

At a time when boards across Australia have come under increasing pressure to review the high sums paid to top executives, the cover story in the October edition of Investment & Technology found a number of people arguing that the pay of executives in superannuation could probably be increased. This month, we examine the great […]
Hedge Funds

From REST to the rest: what super fund trustees are paid and why

At a time when boards across Australia have come under increasing pressure to review the high sums paid to top executives, the cover story in the October edition of Investment & Technology found a number of people arguing that the pay of executives in superannuation could probably be increased. This month, we examine the great […]
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