Why successor directors are better than alternate directors for SMSF succession planning
By Bryce Figot  |  In SMSF
This article will address the problems that can arise in using alternate directors in an SMSF succession planning context and suggest a possible solution. As with all succession planning ... Read more

     
When 'independence' depends on one's political philosophy
In Blogs
I have been struck this past week by the politicisation of the term 'independence' when it is used in the context of superannuation fund governance.  Indeed, the political philosophy of both ... Read more

     
Australia's new public enemy No 1
By Alex Dunnin  |  In Blogs
Australian consumers have a new enemy. While much is made about some financial advice and insurance scandals, excessive fees, poor disclosure and low accountability, at least these problems have ... Read more

     
Reality and perception of super returns
By Stephen Fay  |  In Blogs
What matters more, the investment return on your superannuation balance or the how you feel about your return? Which does a member greater good? Which serves the greater purpose for the fund? These ... Read more

     
Climate calling
By Alexis Cheang  |  In Cover Story
Mercer's Alexis Cheang hears plenty of verbal commitment from Australian superannuation funds about the development and implementation of sustainable investment strategies. The continued aspiration ... Read more

     
Owning and conducting a business as a fund investment
By Graeme Colley  |  In SMSF
Whether a fund is able to conduct business activity, comply with the superannuation rules and not fall foul of a range of other issues must be met with the universal technical answer, "it ... Read more

     
Employer default fund or member default fund?
By Stephen Fay  |  In Blogs
What does an employer default fund mean to the typical person starting at a new employer in today's environment? Does the term have any resonance? Insight from recent studies from both the employer ... Read more

     
The how and why of investing in agriculture
By David Bassanese  |  In Investment Strategy
Although Australia is a major agricultural exporter, the typical Australian investor's portfolio tends to have relatively low exposure to agriculture or "soft commodities". Read more

     
Tax considerations for owning TPD policies
By Rahul Singh  |  In Insurance
Prior to 1 July 2014, when considering total and permanent disablement (TPD) insurance, advisers typically considered the advantages and disadvantages of owning the cover inside or outside ... Read more

     
Impact investing: From niche to mainstream
By Amanda Young  |  In Investment Strategy
Impact investing - once a niche corner of the market - has entered the mainstream. This has been driven by increasing awareness among investors of the important role they can play in order to help ... Read more

     
ESG risks and superannuation trustees: A legal perspective
By Jonathan Steffanoni  |  In Administration & Management
The responsibility of superannuation trustees is greater than that of typical businesses - holding an important economic and public policy role to Australian society to provide income in retirement. ... Read more

     
Determining risk appetite
By Andrew Tidmarsh  |  In Administration & Management
Risk Appetite can be defined as the level of risk the organisation is prepared to accept in the pursuit of its objectives. Some organisations use a risk appetite statement as the method to document ... Read more
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BT Panorama adds super and insurance
27 February 2017, 12:38pm
Investors on BT Financial Group's Panorama platform will now be able to integrate their superannuation and life insurance arrangements. Read more
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