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HARRISON WORLEY
Consultation is now open for the Federal Government's draft regulations extending SuperStream to self-managed superannuation fund rollovers.
KARREN VERGARA
Superannuation funds are potentially "underplaying" the riskiness of investment options to members, hence making it difficult to accurately compare products.
KARREN VERGARA
The European Union is closer to establishing a cross-border pension scheme that operates under one jurisdiction and ultimately gives consumers more choice.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON
AustralianSuper is launching a retirement confidence index it says will shine a light on how the superannuation system can reduce anxiety among pre-retirees.
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