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

Brian Parker
Economic edge
Albeit unfair, economists have a reputation for being as dull as all get out. Sunsuper chief economist Brian Parker believes this large generalisation is simply not true. An avid public speaker in ... Read more

Darren Snyder
When cybercrime siphons super
  |  In Blogs
As a participant in the daily media landscape I would be unsettled to find superannuation funds and wider industry bodies that are ill-prepared for crisis management. For an industry in which ... Read more

FS Minute: Financial Services News Roundup - 24 June 2016
In FS Minute
Financial Standard editor Mark Smith presents a roundup of the week's biggest industry news and executive appointments. In this week's news: Macquarie to face court over van Eyk role Macquarie ... Read more

Tim Humphreys
Equity infrastructure valuations: leads, lags and controversies
Global institutional demand for infrastructure assets has risen substantially during recent years and with portfolio allocations to infrastructure expected to rise, global demand is likely to remain ... Read more

Daniel Butler
$1.6M balance cap: more tax on death benefits
The proposed $1.6 million superannuation balance cap will, if introduced, result in substantial changes from 1 July 2017 and is likely to generate significantly more tax on the payment of death ... Read more

Alex Dunnin
Australia needs you...if you're a taxpayer
  |  In Blogs
Duncan Storrar did Australia an almighty favour last month. He showed, in the media circus that erupted around him, how dysfunctional is Australia's tax system and how urgent it is we do something ... Read more

Alex Burke
Searching for retirement income solutions
Greater scrutiny on retirement income was a cornerstone of the Financial System Inquiry, and the different theories about how to solve the issue have divided institutions, advisers and researchers. ... Read more

Alex Dunnin
Do funds need advisers to deliver advice?
  |  In Blogs
One of the most important yet difficult chal­lenges facing a post-modern superannua­tion fund is how to deliver more financial ad­vice to more people. The size of this challenge is ... Read more

Darren Snyder
Your election how-to-vote card
  |  In Blogs
About a fortnight ago the Australian Institute of Company Directors began its campaign calling for a 2017 referendum on four-year fixed terms of federal parliament. Understandably the AICD chief ... Read more

Roadmap for a new landscape: managing the transition of wealth across generations
Financial advisers today face what is perhaps their most significant challenge yet: helping clients to move from inertia to activity in planning for the transfer of their wealth - while ensuring ... Read more

Amanda Young
The rise of the millenials
The investment management and pension industries must adapt to capture this next generation of investors. This will include creating products that reflect the Millennials' attitudes and beliefs, as ... Read more
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NZ Super seeks factor investing strategies
27 June 2016, 12:19pm
Global asset managers recently pitching factor-based investing in Australia should also target New Zealand as one of the country's institutional investors is keen to implement the strategy. Read more
QSuper public offer move reshapes competitive landscape
27 June 2016, 11:02am
The decision to make Queensland government superannuation funds QSuper and LGIAsuper public offer could have far-reaching ramifications for Australia's superannuation sector. Read more
Australian Ethical further reduces super fees
24 June 2016, 11:31am
Australian Ethical is reducing the revenue margin on its superannuation fund by continuing with a fee reduction strategy attempting to make the product more competitive. Read more
ATO extends SuperStream deadline
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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced it will provide "compliance flexibility" to small businesses who have not implemented SuperStream ahead of the 30 June deadline. Read more
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