One major aspect of the Age Pension system is its impact on retirement incomes generally, and the needs they are required to satisfy. We are told that our Three Pillars policy is the envy of many countries, but in practice Australia does not actually ... Read more
CHRIS PEARCE | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
Self managed superannuation has proven to be a very successful concept, which continues to grow at a rapid rate. The Coalition strongly supports SMSFs as we believe in choice, and self managed superannuation provides a vehicle for Australians to determine ... Read more
ROGER WALKER | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
In this article we provide some clarity on the fundamental components of sustainability in the property industry and identify a new approach to delivering profitable sustainability. We will go over some statistics and property rating schemes and look ... Read more
The Commonwealth Government's move to establish a government-owned enterprise - which we have termed 'AussieMac' - to provide a minimum level of back-stop stability to the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market in Australia ... Read more
RUCHIT PURI | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
The Indian economy is amongst the largest emerging market economies and presents among the most attractive growth opportunities globally because so much of its growth is domestically driven. Combine this with India's large investment program and ... Read more
Commercial real estate in the US alone has a market cap of roughly $4.5 trillion. For comparison purposes, the Federal Reserve estimates the market cap of corporate stocks at just under $15 trillion and that of corporate bonds at about $9.5 trillion. ... Read more
Administration & Management
CAMERON FIELD | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
Australia's superannuation funds are among the fastest growing in the world, having quadrupled to A$1.1 trillion of assets under management following more than a decade of compulsory contributions. While funds management has historically been handled ... Read more
NATHAN HODGE | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
With the recent press surrounding the use statutory declarations and the consequences of making false declarations, it is worthwhile reviewing how they are used in superannuation. It appears that, while statutory declarations are commonly used, there ... Read more
KERRY GRASS | THURSDAY, 1 JAN 2009
September 11, 2001, was the disaster that lead US President Bush to introduce their AML legislation, causing Australia to introduce its own legislation on 12 December 2006. As the Act is principles based, it allows businesses to apply a risk based approach ... 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 ...