Michael Easson
The Easson Effect
  |  In Cover Story
The biggest fear in anything Michael Easson does is being ineffective. This is why the first independent chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia knows his role is one that ... Read more

Alex Dunnin
Welcome to the Hunger Games
  |  In Blogs
The superannuation industry may bemoan perpetual inquiries but that didn't prevent a frenzied reaction to the Productivity Commission's latest issues paper into how the PC may recommend to ... Read more

Adrian Harrington
What to look for in unlisted real estate funds
  |  In Investment Strategy
In the current low interest rate environment, the hunt for yield is a powerful force. Non-residential real estate via listed real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) and unlisted real estate funds ... Read more

Stephen Fay
Tell me directly how much I mean to you
  |  In Blogs
How much do you mean to your super fund? In fees, that is. Regardless if a super fund is for profit or not, fees are needed to make the engine run. However, how a fund expresses its fees is often ... Read more

Craig Racine
Innovative retirement income products
  |  In SMSF
The perfect storm: An ageing population in a low interest rate, highly indebted world As the post-war baby boomers continue their march towards retirement more than four million Australians have ... Read more

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

Nick Wilkinson
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
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