The All groups CPI figure for the December 2020 quarter has triggered upward indexation of the general transfer balance cap (TBC) and any unused part of an individual's TBC from 1 July 2021. This sounds like good news, but the bad news is that the ... Read more
FINTAN THORNTON | FRIDAY, 25 JUN 2021
The risk of members outliving their retirement savings presents a significant challenge for retirees and superannuation funds alike. With the Retirement Income Covenant (the covenant) set to come into force on 1 July 2022, super funds need to consider ... Read more
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AIA TECHNICAL TEAM | FRIDAY, 16 JUL 2021
It is generally well understood that an individual is unable to include directions in their Will in relation to the distribution of death benefits by a superannuation fund trustee. Read more
LYN FORMICA | FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
SMSF trustees now need to use, or at least be preparing to use, SuperStream when rolling monies in or out of their fund with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) stating that 1 October 2021 is a hard deadline and no further extensions will be granted. ... Read more
GRAEME COLLEY | FRIDAY, 13 AUG 2021
A trustee's responsibility extends beyond just the fund, they are also obliged to oversee all of the members' interests. Read more
MINH LY | THURSDAY, 23 SEP 2021
In the 2021 Federal Budget, the government proposed expanding eligibility to make downsizer contributions to individuals 60 and over, from previously 65 and over, allowing more individuals from an expected start date of 1 July 2022 to use these rules ... Read more
Ethics & Governance
NEIL MAINES | FRIDAY, 6 AUG 2021
The importance of superannuation to society means superannuation funds are rightly assessed against rigorous investment objectives. Focus has traditionally been on investment returns versus a CPI-based target and versus peer products with similar exposures ... 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 ...