Artificial intelligence (AI), long the staple of science fiction, is quickly moving into the mainstream of everyday life. It is already disrupting some industries and companies-and forcing investors to become more nimble about how they evaluate new ... Read more
ROCKY SCOPELLITI | FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
We've seen that, in a fintech world, both full-stack financial service providers and those focused on particular financial service components increasingly need to seamlessly integrate their offering with those of other service providers, whether ... Read more
ANDREW MACKEN | FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
In football, a successful player does not run to where the ball was, or where it is right now. They run to where the ball is going to be. The same idea is followed by successful investors. They are typically less interested in the successful businesses ... Read more
DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORPORATION | FRIDAY, 21 JUL 2017
DTCC plays a critical role in protecting the integrity and stability of the global financial system. The firm stands at the center of the global marketplace, and in its role as the holding company for Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities ... Read more
DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORPORATION | FRIDAY, 28 JUL 2017
DTCC and other market infrastructures provide clearing and settlement services that support risk management and proper completion of securities transactions in the U.S. capital markets. Additionally, DTCC provides a variety of data services, such as ... Read more
MEREDITH KAPLAN | FRIDAY, 4 AUG 2017
The emerging discipline of agricultural informatics applies technology and analytics to improve decision-making and fuel future growth. This data-driven approach to innovation is urgently needed to boost crop yields and food security for billions of ... Read more
CALASTONE PTY LIMITED | FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017
The financial services industry is undergoing significant technological change, and the fund management industry will not be excluded from this, especially with the rise of new technologies such as blockchain and robo-advice. Read more
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While housing has definitely helped support the Australian economy over the past four to five years, any further increases in house prices that are in excess of wage growth will represent potential systemic risks for the Australian economy. Read more
The qualities that make emerging market debt attractive to institutional investors are no mystery: higher coupons than developed market debt, within a diversified investment universe. Read more
ANDREW GREENUP | FRIDAY, 22 SEP 2017
The past decade has witnessed the birth of a new asset class: Global Listed Infrastructure Securities (GLIS). While investors have embraced infrastructure as an asset class since the 1990s, the idea of investing in infrastructure via listed securities ... Read more
SAM MORRIS | FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
While growth assets are widely accepted in asset allocation decisions during the accumulation phase, many investors overlook the benefit allocating to shares can provide in the way of growing tax-effective income in the post-retirement phase. Read more
As Australians live longer, more and more will end up in residential aged-care. The number of people in permanent aged care in Australia is expected to triple in the next 35 years, from 225,000 today to 700,000 in 2050. Read more
Ethics & Governance
KAREN VOLPATO | FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2017
Superannuation is now a fundamental part of Australian society with compulsory employer contributions, a level of assets larger than our GDP, and a growing emphasis on the provision of retirement income as the baby boomers leave the workforce. But is ... Read more
DOUG HOLMES | THURSDAY, 5 OCT 2017
Long value preservation and growth have never before depended so fundamentally on effective management of human capital. Rapid technological change and intensifying competition in an increasingly borderless commercial environment are reshaping modern ... Read more
Administration & Management
TOM CELLA | FRIDAY, 30 JUN 2017
Introduction to currency risk management To achieve sufficient asset diversification Australian superannuation funds are compelled to diversify into offshore assets. The typical superannuation fund default option will hold more than 30% in international ... 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 ...