About the Author
Darren Snyder
Editor, Financial Standard

Darren joined Financial Standard and the Rainmaker Group as a journalist in March 2015, predominantly covering superannuation. He soon became associate editor of FS Super - The Journal of Superannuation Management, and in January 2017 he was appointed Financial Standard editor.

Previously a mining reporter at the Mudgee Guardian, Darren was awarded the Sir Harry Budd Memorial Award for Australian Country Journalism in 2012. The award recognised his extensive coverage of the Kandos Cement Works closure.

Expert Feeds Published
A concept I have heard around the traps this year involves the removal of retirement income from our vocabularies and mindsets. There are industry notables who have also gone as far as saying the word ...
If I read correctly, Australia has more millionaires than ever before thanks to a strong home share market and property booms in Sydney and Melbourne. What you won't read in metropolitan media circles ...
The continuing expansion of financial advice divisions at the nation's most progressive superannuation funds underlines the important and influential role advisers have in delivering successful retirements.
A recent visit to the Australian Technology Park in Sydney and a subsequent media briefing at the CSIRO and Data61 offices made me ponder how many financial services executives had ventured to the precinct.
Superannuation has become a political football of late and it is harming industry progress. I am certain there are industry representatives who will tell me super has always been a political football ...
As a participant in the daily media landscape I would be unsettled to find superannuation funds and wider industry bodies that are ill-prepared for crisis management. For an industry in which millions ...
About a fortnight ago the Australian Institute of Company Directors began its campaign calling for a 2017 referendum on four-year fixed terms of federal parliament. Understandably the AICD chief executive ...
There were many ideas and lessons emanating from the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF) but one session told a story like none other. New First Nations Foundation chief executive Amanda Young ...
Every year Reader's Digest publishes a list of Australia's most trusted professions and it bugs me no end that journalists are always near the bottom. If memory serves me correct, financial planners don't ...
An intelligent and robust state politician once gave me some good advice during an attempt to solicit a news story. Albeit cliché, he reminded me "the devil is always in the detail." Our individual ...
Articles Published
Globally there are "I told you so" sentiments floating about the index investors in funds management. Those who have championed index investing for ...
A story widely celebrated in the superannuation industry, investment in property and infrastructure assets has delivered consistent growth-like returns ...
First State Super chief digital officer Mary Murphy is more than qualified to lead the super fund's latest digital transformation. Joining the fund ...
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