Ian Simm
     
Building a "Smart Carbon" portfolio
  |  In Investment Strategy
Carbon risk for investors: building a "smart carbon" portfolio The debate around the "carbon bubble", un-burnable carbon, stranded assets and fossil fuel divestment has attracted significant media ... Read more

John Burnett
     
Retirement income adequacy - are we still making progress?
  |  In Retirement
While investment markets performed strongly from 2010 to 2014, there haven't been corresponding improvements in the projected retirement income adequacy for all groups, especially for couples. A ... Read more

Alex Dunnin
     
Aging gracefully. Sometimes.
  |  In Blogs
There was thinking that defining the objective of superannuation in legislation would fix things. Not so apparently. Sunday newspapers reported recently that families were being granted access to ... Read more

Alex Burke
     
Rethinking risk through goals-based investing
  |  In Retirement
If you ask industry consultant John Wiseman, the waves of baby boomers entering retirement are about to hit a perfect storm: longer lifespans, insufficient savings and record low interest rates. As ... Read more

SuperGuard 360
     
The risks of investing outside the flags
  |  In SMSF
SMSFs and the risks they face SMSFs do not have the same level of protection from misconduct and fraudulent behavior as traditional super funds. This is because they are regulated by the ATO rather ... Read more

Stephen Fay
     
We do know what is good for us, despite natural instincts
  |  In Blogs
Would you rather $100 in 12 months or $120 in 13 months? How about $100 now or $120 in 30 days? One would think the answer would be the same in both cases, however research continually shows ... Read more

David O'Connell
     
Was the Federal Budget all bad news?
  |  In SMSF
It's now been several months since Scott Morrison handed down his first Federal Budget on 3 May 2016, with significant proposed changes to the superannuation system. Almost immediately, discussion ... Read more

Darren Snyder
     
The 'real' power performer
  |  In Investment Strategy
A story widely celebrated in the superannuation industry, investment in property and infrastructure assets has delivered consistent growth-like returns to those who matter most - the ... Read more

Roger Montgomery
     
Earning or Yearning?
  |  In Investment Strategy
The S&P/ASX 100 (XTO) is a stock market index capturing Australia's top 100 companies by market capitalisation. It accounts for 63% (at April 2016) of the Australian equity market, however ... Read more

Scott Lawrence
     
Risk is in the eye of the beholder
  |  In Investment Strategy
Designed specifically for Australian superannuation investors this paper provides an overview of a number of different measures of investment risk, describes their characteristics, and ... Read more

Darren Snyder
     
Time to play the man, not the ball
  |  In Blogs
Superannuation has become a political football of late and it is harming industry progress. I am certain there are industry representatives who will tell me super has always been a political ... Read more

Shauna Ferris
     
SM Bonds: A public-private partnership for longevity risk management
  |  In Retirement
There is a consensus of opinion: retirement income products which are currently available in the Australian market are not meeting the needs of our retirees. Too many people are seriously worried ... Read more
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More transparency needed on fossil fuel investment
29 September 2016, 12:46pm
Financial services activist group Market Forces is imploring superannuation funds to vote against remuneration reports at the upcoming AGMs of several fossil fuel companies. Read more
Next wave of super legislation rolls in
28 September 2016, 12:38pm
Attempting to keep superannuation reforms on the move, Treasurer Scott Morrison released more draft legislation yesterday. Read more
Current super objective "un-Australian"
27 September 2016, 12:14pm
ASFA believes it is "un-Australian" for politicians to settle on an inadequate objective for superannuation that restricts its purpose to merely substitute or supplement the age pension. Read more
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