NEWS AND RESEARCH

17 May 2024 Comments
Iress has issued an update denying the validity of “certain statements” made today by an alleged threat actor.
The research house has offered a silver lining after super fund returns saw the end of a five-month streak last month.
A survey of almost 6,000 fund members has identified weakening retirement confidence, particularly among those under 55 years of age, signalling an…
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”.
The funds have confirmed the signing of a successor fund transfer deed, moving closer to creating a new $29 billion entity.
A number of measures, including super on Paid Parental Leave, funding to recover unpaid super, and frameworks to encourage investment in the energy…

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SUPERANNUATION

The research house has offered a silver lining after super fund returns saw the end of a five-month streak last month....

A survey of almost 6,000 fund members has identified weakening retirement confidence, particularly among those under 55 years of age, signalling an opportunity for super ...

The funds have confirmed the signing of a successor fund transfer deed, moving closer to creating a new $29 billion entity....

A number of measures, including super on Paid Parental Leave, funding to recover unpaid super, and frameworks to encourage investment in the energy transition, have been ...

A professional says all roads will lead back to superannuation in the next election....

PEOPLE & PRODUCTS

The fund has announced an internal promotion to the newly created role. ...

Stockspot is aiming to launch the Australia-first vehicle in the coming months. ...

Natalie Kelly has been appointed permanently to the role following an extensive selection process....

Wayne Byres is the newest addition to the market operator’s leadership team as part of its ongoing board renewal initiative....

The $7 billion fund has hired a new chief executive to succeed Lachlan Baird, who departed the fund in December last year after 18 years....

FUNDS MANAGEMENT

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....

Over 90 finalists have been chosen to compete at the 36th annual Fund Manager of the Year Awards....

The asset manager is bolstering its investments in the global energy transition and climate opportunities....

The ethical investment manager has reported record FUM as its growth trajectory continues apace....

FINANCIAL ADVICE

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. ...

24 April 2024

While the Financial Advice Association Australia said it supports a performance testing regime “in principle”, it holds reservations about expanding this scope to retirem...

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT

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 ...

Despite a period of increased volatility, several considerations suggest that the bull market will remain intact and the trend in shares will remain up, an economist has ...

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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The research house has offered a silver lining after super fund returns saw the end of a five-month streak last month....

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A survey of almost 6,000 fund members has identified weakening retirement confidence, particularly among those under 55 years of age, signalling an opportunity for super ...

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