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ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
First State Super and VicSuper have confirmed a merger will go ahead, naming the chief executive and chair for the combined $125 billion fund.
ELIZA BAVIN
One of the nation's largest super funds has joined forces with Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) to simplify the process of splitting super assets.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
Members of a $6 billion industry superannuation fund are being targeted by aggressive cold calls pushing them to roll over their super into another fund.
HARRISON WORLEY
Industry super funds fared best in APRA's first MySuper heat map, forming the majority of products given the all clear by the regulator.
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