While investment markets performed strongly from 2010 to 2014, there haven't been corresponding improvements in the projected retirement income adequacy for all groups, especially for couples. A key factor causing the somewhat mixed results is the ... Read more
JEFF ROGERS | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Designing appropriate investment strategies for retirees is more challenging today than it has ever been. In the past, nominal and real interest rates were higher while average life expectancy was shorter. Furthermore, a larger number of workers had ... Read more
ADRIAN HARRINGTON | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
In the current low interest rate environment, the hunt for yield is a powerful force. Non-residential real estate via listed real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) and unlisted real estate funds (syndicates) have both benefitted from strong investment ... Read more
AMANDA YOUNG | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Impact investing - once a niche corner of the market - has entered the mainstream. This has been driven by increasing awareness among investors of the important role they can play in order to help address the world's many environmental and social ... Read more
SERGE BOCCASSINI | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Feeling awash in a sea of data? You're not alone. Data has become ubiquitous. We collect it, store it, sort it and try to make use of it. Regulators demand it. Investors ask about it. Many organisations feel overwhelmed by it. Fortunately, it is ... Read more
ANDREW TIDMARSH | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Risk Appetite can be defined as the level of risk the organisation is prepared to accept in the pursuit of its objectives. Some organisations use a risk appetite statement as the method to document what their appetite for risk is. Read more
GRAEME COLLEY | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Whether a fund is able to conduct business activity, comply with the superannuation rules and not fall foul of a range of other issues must be met with the universal technical answer, "it depends." Read more
JONATHAN STEFFANONI | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
The responsibility of superannuation trustees is greater than that of typical businesses - holding an important economic and public policy role to Australian society to provide income in retirement. What duty or responsibility do superannuation trustees ... Read more
ALEXIS CHEANG | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Mercer's Alexis Cheang hears plenty of verbal commitment from Australian superannuation funds about the development and implementation of sustainable investment strategies. The continued aspiration is welcome, but Cheang believes proper execution ... Read more
RAHUL SINGH | FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016
Prior to 1 July 2014, when considering total and permanent disablement (TPD) insurance, advisers typically considered the advantages and disadvantages of owning the cover inside or outside superannuation when deciding the ownership structure. The advice ... 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 ...