About the Author

Alex Dunnin
Executive Director, Research & Compliance, Financial Standard

Alex Dunnin is the executive director of research at Rainmaker Information, which also owns this publication.

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Well, it's finally here. The day of the APRA super fund performance test has arrived. But whatever you, me or anyone thinks of it, it's time we got one thing straight: it's not a performance ...
Let the games begin. Australia's superannuation regulator has now turned game keeper and is issuing the results of its inaugural super fund performance test. Super fund RSEs have every right to feel ...
So, Vanguard is launching a retail super fund. Again. Frenzied super commentators connvinced this new super fund is going to sweep all before it need to calm down and read some history. Early last year ...
It's time for super fund group insurers to start panicking. The government, and hence the financial regulators whose job it is to enforce the laws and regulations they decree, no longer sees insurance ...
Climate emergency. Bushfire crisis. Whatever buzz word a superannuation fiduciary wants to use to galvanise their trustee board into 'climate action', they need to calm down, slow down. It is not their ...
Super funds are run by trustees. They are the fiduciaries, they are who the regulators come for when something goes wrong. Executives don't run funds, they work for the fund chief executive who is appointed ...
Here we go again. The Future Fund releases its annual performance results and a swooning media is infatuated. First some background. The Future Fund was set up in 2006 by the Howard government as a sovereign ...
MySuper is not a backstop. It is not what you do with your superannuation while you figure what else you should do. It is ground zero and we need to start thinking about MySuper like the superannuation ...
Australia's superannuation sector in trying to digest the Productivity Commission's 700-page report with its 31 recommendations need to keep in mind the massive structural problems it is trying ...
Hold the front page, the super fund fee landscape has reset. Long gone are the halcyon days when retail super funds were automatically the fee bad guys charging way over the odds. Today, at least for ...