JOEL CONNELL | FRIDAY, 14 JAN 2022
The importance of integrating ESG related risks and opportunities into investment decisions has become undeniable. The ability for companies to generate superior shareholder returns is increasingly intertwined with ESG and sustainability factors. Read more
Investment in China has become a divisive topic. Investors at one pole have championed a historic opportunity stemming from the country's rapid economic ascendance and enormous yet still developing financial markets. Read more
DAVID SCAYSBROOK | FRIDAY, 25 FEB 2022
As the energy transition picks up further steam, power markets are changing beyond recognition. Annual investment into renewable power has increased from less than $50 billion in 2004 to around $300 billion over recent years, according to the International ... Read more
Ethics & Governance
With the recent commencement of the design and distribution regime, product issuers were required to comply with the new requirements by 5 October 2021. Read more
ALEX KOODRIN | FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
If your client base includes business owners, chances are you have turned your mind to what might happen to their superannuation and proceeds from life insurance policies should their circumstances drastically change, and they become bankrupt. Read more
Administration & Management
CYNTHIA VOON | FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
It is widely understood that the status of a worker as an employee or independent contractor is based on a range of common law tests. Generally, where a worker contracts to achieve a result the relationship between the parties will be one of principal ... 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 ...