MICHAEL RICE | FRIDAY, 26 MAR 2021
Would it reduce inequality in Australia? Retirement Income Review The Retirement Income Review was formed in September 2019 with the appointment of the Panel Members, Mike Callaghan AM PSM (Chair), Ms Carolyn Kay and Dr Deborah Ralston. The Panel was ... Read more
MEG HEFFRON | THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021
One of the final pieces of the 2021/22 planning jigsaw has dropped into place. The release of the November 2020 Average Weekly Earnings data means we now know for sure that the concessional contributions cap will increase from $25,000 to $27,500 from ... Read more
OSEI WIAFE | FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021
The sole purpose of superannuation is to provide income in retirement. It is therefore no surprise that a large proportion of people primarily want their savings to generate a stream of income in retirement. Read more
STUART SIMMONS | TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
This paper explores why trading at the London 4pm WM/Refinitiv benchmark fix (Fix) brings Australian institutional investors only the illusory benefits of maximum liquidity. Read more
The energy sector is currently at the early stages of a major restructure from fossil fuels to clean energy. This evolution will continue for decades, supported by a globally coordinated effort to transition to the green economy by investing trillions ... Read more
ESG is one of the most important trends in contemporary investing, with ESG issues reported to affect investment risk and return, and asset owners demanding ESG strategies in diverse market and portfolio contexts. Read more
AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY | TUESDAY, 27 APR 2021
Life and disability insurance are important benefits offered by superannuation funds to Australians. Under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act), all members in MySuper (default) products must have death and permanent incapacity ... Read more
Administration & Management
GRAEME COLLEY | FRIDAY, 14 MAY 2021
An important part of a fund's investment strategy is for trustees to consider diversification of assets. This can take place amongst different investment classes, but also within a particular investment class. Take for example real estate, which can ... 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 ...