NEWS AND RESEARCH

13 June 2024 Comments
Moving the goalposts on Australia’s 2030 climate target, as recently indicated by the Coalition, will “corrode” investor confidence, according to a…
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest labour force figures.
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has released its data for the second half of 2023.
He joins the investment team as a director after a career break.
State Street has been chosen as custodian and administrator of a $30 billion super fund.
The fund has acquired a 19.8 per cent interest, alongside QIC, in the owner of the largest toll road network in Victoria.

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Moving the goalposts on Australia’s 2030 climate target, as recently indicated by the Coalition, will “corrode” investor confidence, according to a leading network of ins...

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has released its data for the second half of 2023....

The Australia Institute’s latest report suggests the concessions come at a huge cost in foregone revenue and will soon become more expensive than the age pension....

2024 looks to be a competitive year for fund performance, according to SuperRatings, despite April’s sharp pullback....

The superannuation trustee business has hit a key milestone in its bid to achieve synergy following its acquisition of Australian Executor Trustees (AET)....

PEOPLE & PRODUCTS

He joins the investment team as a director after a career break....

State Street has been chosen as custodian and administrator of a $30 billion super fund....

Equip Super has introduced personalised retirement support services to accompany its existing retirement income options....

The executive has taken up a new role as investment manager....

The $83 billion fund has bolstered its strategic planning capabilities with the creation of a new role. ...

FUNDS MANAGEMENT

In the face of ‘US excellence’, changing currency markets, and heightened geopolitical risk, the Future Fund has unpacked how it is building resilient portfolios amid sig...

The strategy from Principal Asset Management looks to capitalise on increased interest in emerging market debt....

The acquisition, when completed, will see Australian Ethical grow its funds under management to circa $12.3 billion....

With sticky inflation plaguing Australian and global markets, super funds have seen their first negative monthly return since October 2023....

There were 25 winners at the first-ever Australian Wealth Management Awards, held in Sydney last night....

FINANCIAL ADVICE

24 May 2024

Super funds are ramping up their financial advice offerings, with ART confirming it is already on the path to implementing a new single intra-fund advice program....

16 May 2024

The Financial Services Minister says the amendments to the SIS Act within the first QAR bill will “clarify the law to affirm the status quo”....

10 May 2024

Superannuation funds have thrown their support behind the QAR reforms but want a “clear statement” that they will not be required to check all member SOAs....

In its latest report, the corporate regulator says the deduction of advice fees has led to instances of “inappropriate erosion of members’ balances”....

Financial advice is having a significant impact on how Australians are engaging with the more complex aspects of their superannuation, new findings have shown. ...

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT

The fund has acquired a 19.8 per cent interest, alongside QIC, in the owner of the largest toll road network in Victoria....

While not having a strategic asset allocation might be ‘uncomfortable’ for some investors, the Future Fund believes its unique investment approach helps the fund capture ...

The sovereign wealth fund grew $11.5 billion in the March quarter, according to its latest portfolio update, having previously voiced caution about inflation’s downward t...

The property group, owned by industry super fund Aware Super, has announced two new projects with a total construction value of $320 million that will add more than 700 h...

While institutional investors, including super funds, unanimously acknowledge the energy transition as a significant challenge, their perspectives on the extent of their ...

INSURANCE

18 April 2024

The $135 billion fund has transitioned away from TAL Life Insurance following an “extensive tender process”....

15 February 2024

The $80 billion fund is facing legal action over allegedly signing up new members to income protection insurance by default without active member consent....

6 February 2024

In a Senate submission, the Financial Services Council has once again called for further clarification that the government will assess the consumer outcomes of group insu...

21 September 2023

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of QSuper regarding non-payment of a total and permanent disablement benefit to a member....

6 September 2023

Accusing Labor of ‘drip-feeding’ the idea to suit them politically, the Greens has announced its support for planned changes to super tax concessions will be contingent ...

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Grant Banner

From my perspective, 40- 50% of people are likely going to be deeply unhappy about how long they actually live. ...

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Kevin Gorman

Super director remuneration ...

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Anthony Asher

No doubt true, but most of it is still because over 45’s have been upgrading their houses with 30 year mortgages. Money ...

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Moving the goalposts on Australia’s 2030 climate target, as recently indicated by the Coalition, will “corrode” investor confidence, according to a leading network of ins...

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest labour force figures....

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The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has released its data for the second half of 2023....

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