Volume 11, Issue 2

Ethics & Governance
Geoff Sanders
ZOE CHAPMAN , GEOFF SANDERS  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
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
Vince Battaglia
HARRY NEW , VINCE BATTAGLIA  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
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
Investment
Matt Whineray
MATT WHINERAY  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund was established to help reduce the future tax burden of universal pensions for New Zealanders. Read more
Tom Nelson
TOM NELSON , PHILIP SAUNDERS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2019
The fast view Read more
Raewyn Williams
RAEWYN WILLIAMS , MAHESH PRITAMANI  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
Everyone likes a good news story. For large superannuation fund equity portfolios, a favourite topic is the value Australian equity managers can add by participating in initial public offerings (IPOs). Read more
Carl Ross
CARL ROSS  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2019
On 31 January 2019, J.P. Morgan, which manages the EMBI suite of emerging market bond indices, added five new countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the external debt benchmarks. Read more
Maria Drew
MARIA DREW  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
Water. Energy. Food. Three vital components for sustainable development. The interaction of these factors is commonly referred to as the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF-Nexus). Read more
Retirement
David Orford
DAVID ORFORD  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019
With two years of considerable discussion around the provision of new retirement income products, savvy trustees are realising it's the perfect time to integrate retirement income products into the mix. Read more
Administration & Management
Shaun McGushin
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
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
Technology
Giuseppe Corona
GIUSEPPE CORONA , JASON ARONT  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
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
Integrated Payment Technologies
INTEGRATED PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUN 2019
In the age of 'big data,' organisations have the opportunity to harness the power of information, but also the obligation to protect what data they have in the face of constant threats. Read more
Insurance
Deidre Grover
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