Ethics & Governance
Recently passed legislation, part of a package of reforms designed to 'protect Australians' superannuation savings from undue erosion by fees and insurance premiums', introduces a series of important changes that will create challenging ... Read more
In this article, we briefly outline the design and distribution obligations and ASIC's product intervention powers set out in recent amendments to the corporations legislation, and offer some reflections on the issues arising particularly for product ... Read more
Administration & Management
SHAUN MCGUSHIN | THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019
The merger of superannuation funds (funds) is becoming a hot topic following several years of scrutiny. Indeed the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has recently stated publicly that it will look to litigate against underperforming funds ... Read more
RAEWYN WILLIAMS | WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
Last year almost two-thirds of superannuation contributions received by APRA-regulated funds were paid back out to members as benefits. This shift from 'stash' to 'splash' has significant ramifications for how superannuation funds define their missi ... Read more
Increasingly we are hearing about the revolutionary technologies that will fundamentally change the way we live our lives. This will be led by the internet of things, smart cities, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, remote computing, virtual ... Read more
DEIDRE GROVER | FRIDAY, 14 JUN 2019
Insurance through superannuation is widely utilised in Australia and plays an important role given the benefits it can provide individuals. However, the deduction of insurance premiums from superannuation savings can be a key driver of superannuation ... Read more
Ahead of this weekend's election, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) wants both major political parties to commit to dumping the annual superannuation contribution cap for the benefit of women.
At first glance, the government's superannuation plan for homebuyers seemed a compelling proposition, but concrete analysis has revealed that at best it's only a marginal measure.
Homeownership rates have plummeted, but unions and industry groups have had a negative response to Scott Morrison's last-ditch pitch to 'aspirational Australians'.
The Morrison government has said it will expand the downsizer superannuation scheme by reducing the minimum eligibility age if re-elected this weekend.
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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.
As super funds prepare to publish their retirement income strategies to comply with the new Retirement Income Covenant, the next question is what are ...
Inadequate retirement planning is a very real issue for thousands of people both in Australia and globally, but there are ways of making the process more ...
Inflation is being felt around the world, and central banks are responding accordingly. Here's a wrap up of rate changes and the latest on inflation.
In response to the evolving ESG landscape, the skills and competency of directors and boards will need to quickly evolve to include the expertise and ...