David O'Connell
Was the Federal Budget all bad news?
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
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?
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
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
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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
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

Craig Hurt
Designing retirement solutions that deliver income for life
Regulation in our market is changing the way that retirement income solutions are built. This paper, developed with the global experience of both AXA Life Invest and AXA Investment Managers, looks ... Read more

Theo Maas
Changing lanes
In this article Arnhem Investment Management partner Theo Maas looks at the drivers behind automotive industry investment. Maas believes that an acceleration of technological breakthroughs ... Read more

Alex Dunnin
Is there a war on young people?
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Musician and guitarist Paul Kantner from the iconic San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane once famously said "if you can remember anything about the sixties you weren't really ... Read more

Raewyn Williams
The new recruit to your alpha team
Tax as a source of investment alpha 'Alpha' as an investment concept is well understood. It is the difference between a portfolio's actual return and the return expected from the portfolio based on ... Read more

Alex Burke
The price of longevity
In 2012, the Actuaries Institute described Australia's looming retirement crisis as a "longevity tsunami". In a report, the institute noted that nearly 25% of Australia's population would be ... Read more

Alan McFarlane
Global dividends: weighed and found wanting
Investors at Belshazzar's Feast The biblical story of Belshazzar's Feast has given the English language two vivid phrases still used today. The best known, derived from the story without appearing ... Read more
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LGS strengthens ethical commitment
26 August 2016, 12:34pm
Local Government Super has made three significant changes to the investment criteria within its Sustainable Australian Shares investment option (SAS), highlighting the fund's ongoing commitment to responsible ... Read more
Parliament goes to war on super
25 August 2016, 11:41am
Superannuation policy is headlined as one of the federal government's first tests when parliament resumes next week, following opposition plans to amend some of the biggest changes to super in a decad ... Read more
MLC extends Rio Tinto insurance partnership
24 August 2016, 1:06pm
Members in the accumulation division of the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund (RTSSF) were recently moved to new insurance arrangements following MLC winning a market tender. Read more
Super fund backs Sydney water
24 August 2016, 12:36pm
An industry superannuation fund is recommitting investment in one of Sydney's largest infrastructure assets, maintaining the fund's significant allocation in the 'fortress-like' asset class. Read more
Industry funds extend winning streak
24 August 2016, 12:24pm
Industry super funds outperformed retail super funds by 2.7% in the 12 months to 30 June, the latest statistics from APRA reveal. Read more
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