Ethics & Governance
Last month's United Nations Climate Summit saw a flurry of announcements from some of the world's major institutional investors, ranging from pledges to divest from fossil fuels, to calls on governments to introduce carbon pricing. But how serious ... Read more
MICHELLE LEVY | SUNDAY, 4 AUG 2013
Superannuation fund trustees and their lawyers (including this one) have been grappling for years with what the covenant in section 52(2)(c) of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (the SIS Act) means. What must a trustee do to exercise ... Read more
In September, HESTA chief executive Anne-Marie Corboy announced that she would be standing down after 16 years at the helm of one of Australia's largest super funds. James Fernyhough caught up with her to hear her thoughts on HESTA's evolution ... Read more
The Financial System Inquiry report will be released this Sunday, and it is widely expected to have something to say about superannuation fund governance - namely, that the boards of super funds should have a quota of independent trustees. While many ... Read more
In the wake of the group insurance crisis, super funds are one-by-one renegotiating their contracts with their life insurers. As a result, premiums are rising significantly, in many cases bringing them in line with retail premiums. This is causing some ... Read more
Administration & Management
DARREN STEVENS | SUNDAY, 4 AUG 2013
While the Australian superannuation industry has been preoccupied in recent years with responding to a raft of regulatory change, the world has not stood still. A number of forces have come into play that stand to radically shape and transform the superannuation ... 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 ...