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JAMIE WILLIAMSON
ASIC is on the hunt for a new default superannuation fund for employees but smaller funds need not bother applying.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON
The average returns for MySuper products dropped to 1.9% in the 12 months to November 2018.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON
The sale of ANZ's pension and investments business may take longer than anticipated with contracts now amended following APRA's regulatory action against IOOF.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON
A retiree body that was set up before the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built shutters its doors this year - in a clear sign of the times.
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