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  • Getting a focus on technology

    Getting a focus on technology

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    With meeting the requirements of the regulatory agenda now largely under control, Damon Taylor Writes that the focus has returned to technology innovation.

  • Knowing your members and what they want

    Knowing your members and what they want

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    Member engagement has become central to the success of Australian superannuation funds and, as Damon Taylor writes, a key to that engagement is learning more about who those members are and what they…

  • Administrators searching for innovation

    Administrators searching for innovation

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    While Superstream has dominated the attention of all of Australia’s superannuation administrators, Damon Taylor writes that they have still not lost sight of the need for innovation in what has…

  • Gaining the right global view

    Gaining the right global view

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    International equities have helped drive the double-digit investment returns recorded by many superannuation funds over the past financial year but, as Damon Taylor reports, the key element has been…

  • The cost/benefit of tax concessionality

    The cost/benefit of tax concessionality

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    While the Federal Treasury has made much about the cost of maintaining the tax concessional status of superannaution, Mike Taylor writes that a the industry is mounting a serious and convincing…

  • FOFA and Super: the challenges ahead

    FOFA and Super: the challenges ahead

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    The Future of Financial Advice changes have tested the financial planning industry and, as Damon Taylor reports, they have generated just as many challenges for superannuation funds.

  • Custody growth and diversity

    Custody growth and diversity

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    As superannuation funds report another year of positive returns, the major custodians are generating similarly satisfactory outcomes for their shareholders but, as Damon Taylor reports the custody…

  • Another year of superannuation challenges

    Another year of superannuation challenges

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    2013 represented a year of challenges for the Australian superannuation industry but, as Damon Taylor writes, the new year will see funds working hard to not only ensure the smooth implementation of…

  • SuperStream makes technology take-up vital

    SuperStream makes technology take-up vital

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    SuperStream represents the centrepiece of technological change for the superannuation industry but it will require many businesses to embrace technological change far more quickly. Graham Sammells…

  • Ethos of self-responsibility propels SMSFs

    Ethos of self-responsibility propels SMSFs

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    Establishing an SMSF is not just about people wanting greater control of their investments. Damon Taylor writes that there is a growing perception that it is also linked to people’s hopes and…

  • It’s time to make annuities work

    It’s time to make annuities work

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    As debate has intensified within the superannuation industry around post-retirement and the appropriateness of the current tax and regulatory settings, the Association of Superannuation Funds of…

  • Currency committees become the norm

    Currency committees become the norm

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    Full superannuation trustee boards may not be spending every meeting talking about currency, but the 2013 NAB Superannuation FX Survey suggests many funds have established sub-committees which are…

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