Ethics & Governance
In February 2019, the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, (Final Report), led by the Hon Kenneth Hayne AC QC, was published, Shortly thereafter, the government published ... Read more
This paper outlines changes to fees and costs disclosure requirements for superannuation products and collective investment products implemented by ASIC Corporations (Disclosure of Fees and Costs) Instrument 2019/1070 (Instrument 2019/1070) and as explained ... Read more
A complex web of cyber security obligations has been created for the superannuation industry with the advent of a recent prudential standard in regard to information security. Many funds are struggling to develop strategies to address what is now re ... Read more
RAHUL SINGH | WEDNESDAY, 18 MAR 2020
To access their superannuation, an individual needs to meet a condition of release. One of the conditions of release is attaining preservation age, which entitles a person to access their superannuation in the form of an income stream, with a restriction ... Read more
MICHAEL MCLEAN | WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2020
A lifetime income stream including a lifetime annuity, can provide secure, regular income for life, providing clients with peace of mind in retirement regardless of how long they live or how investment markets perform. Once a decision has been made ... Read more
Off-market share buybacks are a curious form of Australian corporate action: what rational investor would deliberately elect to sell back shares at a price below market value? The answer lies in the aftertax value of the transaction. A superannuation ... Read more
Administration & Management
RAHOUL CHOWDRY | FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2020
This paper outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the financial services industry in Australia to date-what it means from a macroeconomic, government, regulatory and financial services industry participant's viewpoint. 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 ...