SHAUN MCKENNA | THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2019
For quite a few years now, the superannuation sector has been awash with talk of change. Every year, the call grows louder - underpinned by new developments that, at times, are both startling and game-changing. Read more
Administration & Management
This article covers the main ways a person becomes a disqualified person, the consequences of disqualification and the options available to those who are disqualified. (We refer to a trustee in this article as covering both individual trustees of an ... Read more
We compare the option of a director nominating an alternate director in contrast to nominating a successor director in a self-managed superannuation fund ('SMSF') context to determine which is better. In the first section, we will explore the role of ... Read more
Ethics & Governance
ANDREW BROWN | FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
Much has been written about the disruptive changes that are continually assailing organisations and markets. Organisations that have been unable to adapt appropriately are being severely affected, including their failure to meet community expectatio ... Read more
PETER BURGESS | FRIDAY, 1 MAR 2019
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Commission) released its final report and the SuperConcepts technical team has assessed the implications for the SMSF sector. Read more
GOPINATH KARUNAKARAN | FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2019
We have been in a period where financial market volatility has been abnormally low and as such, the focus in fixed income has become overly skewed to how much interest income can be generated, at the expense of ignoring downside risks. Read more
ANDREW PICKERING | FRIDAY, 29 MAR 2019
Over the past decade, wind and solar have provided the bulk of additional generation capacity to the National Electricity Market (NEM), replacing retired coal and gas-fired plants. Despite a significant number of regulatory and policy changes directly ... 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 ...