Ethics & Governance
A recent unanimous decision of the Full Federal Court represents a major win for SMSFs and taxpayers on the topic of the sole purpose test. This decision overturns the primary judge's decision at first instance in Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd v Commissioner ... Read more
STUART SHEARY | FRIDAY, 2 NOV 2018
Gaining greater control and investment flexibility are often significant motivators for people setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). SMSFs provide the ability to invest in a wide range of investments, including direct property, unlisted ... Read more
DAMIEN WOOD | FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2018
The saying goes that a rising tide floats all boats. In the land of credit, it has been a king tide enabling almost anyone to get a loan or issue a bond - as long the interest paid was high enough. This works fine when someone else is willing to refinance ... Read more
Having the right ingredients for equity investing is mission-critical for superannuation funds. On average, APRA-regulated funds invest almost half of members' capital (47%) into listed equities portfolios. Much research exists on the ingredients funds ... Read more
DAVID ORFORD | THURSDAY, 6 DEC 2018
The risk of financial advisers using the Australian life tables (ALT) to help clients prepare for retirement will lead to Australians facing ongoing challenges as they increasingly outlive their life expectations provided by static tables - ultimately ... Read more
The super fund has expanded an existing mandate with Calvert to include a carbon reduction tilt that will cover its entire Australian equity portfolio.
New analysis by Rainmaker Information has identified 32 superannuation funds as leaders on ESG principles and strong investment performance.
The industry fund has reduced asset-based administration fees across Rest Super, Rest Corporate and Rest Pension, saying its total fees are now at least 25% less than the industry average.
As we celebrate the 30th birthday of the Superannuation Guarantee, the new financial year brings with it plenty of changes to super. Here's what you need to know.
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Heading one of the country's largest sustainable investors wasn't something Peter Chun ever envisioned for himself, but that's just a bonus of taking on the role he describes as a perfect fit - chief executive of UniSuper. Jamie Williamson writes.
The new Labor Government will be a strong supporter of superannuation. In fact, the Prime Minister in his election night comments mentioned his government's ...
Emerging market debt has had a tough 2022 so far but the market is reaching an inflection point. Much of the bad news is in the past and yields are beginning ...
Superannuation's structural tailwinds of the past 30 years are morphing into headwinds and traditional diversification is challenged. (As an industry) ...
Attention has recently been given to the addition of non-traditional investments such as bitcoin in SMSF portfolios. Before doing so, SMSF trustees should ...