Most outcomes in life are impacted by skill (or a lack of it) as well as noise (random chance or luck). What do we mean by this in practice? We mean that a portion of any outcome is likely to relate to the process that was put in place to produce it ... Read more
MICHAEL ROGERS | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
Group Insurance has always been a tremendous platform for making insurance more accessible to more people, but increased competition and strong economic conditions have meant Group Insurers have had to re-asses their mantra and it is becoming commonplace ... Read more
JIM MINTO | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
The concept of "simple super" has significantly shifted the goal posts for consumers and for everyone in the industry. It has also helped eliminate some of the complexity which has built up around superannuation over the past 20 years. It ... Read more
Administration & Management
Performance measurement and transaction cost analysis can often be confused when assessing the qualities of a transition. Performance measurement is used to measure fund returns over a period, usually relative to a benchmark. Transaction Cost Analysis ... Read more
STEVE PARKER | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
When US-based IT consultancy The Standish Group first published The Chaos Report in 1994, it rocked the enterprise IT community to its foundation when it revealed that a staggering 31 per cent of IT projects would be cancelled before completion while ... Read more
LAURIE NEWMAN | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
To catch a mouse, use cheese. But how do you catch a rat? Unfortunately for governments and financial businesses, the best money launderers are like rats - and these rats are reaching new heights of creativity in their pursuit of ill-gotten gains. With ... Read more
MARTIN NORTH | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
While some financial services companies are focusing on attracting and retaining as many customers as possible, the benefits of this approach are questionable. Research commissioned by Fujitsu shows that while customers welcome a great buying experience ... Read more
GILES CRAIG | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
Over the past three years AMP Capital and Investment Trends have undertaken extensive research into the characteristics, motivation and behaviours of SMSF investors and their advisers. March 2007 saw the release of the latest survey which looked at ... Read more
KATE ANDERSON | MONDAY, 1 JAN 2007
The major attraction of an SMSF is that individual members become, as trustees, their own fund manager. But there are several issues trustees need to consider when devising an investment strategy for their SMSF including the acquisition of assets rules ... 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 ...