NEWS AND RESEARCH

21 February 2024 Comments
Forty-five investors with combined AUM approaching $12 trillion have called on the government to address the compensation of modern slavery victim-survivors.
The corporate regulator has confirmed investigations are underway into...
Australians spend all their super in retirement, draw down on super mo...
ASIC has issued a warning to super trustees regarding the underperform...
The group, which comprises five superannuation brands following a targ...
Rest plans to offer its members a collectively charged digital advice ...

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SUPERANNUATION

Forty-five investors with combined AUM approaching $12 trillion have called on the government to address the compensation of modern slavery victim-survivors. ...

The corporate regulator has confirmed investigations are underway into member services by superannuation funds, starting with delays on death benefit claims....

Australians spend all their super in retirement, draw down on super more than the minimum required, find retirement and super overly complex, and crave more information f...

ASIC has issued a warning to super trustees regarding the underperformance of Choice super products....

The group, which comprises five superannuation brands following a targeted acquisition program, has signalled a strategic reshaping of its organisational structure....

PEOPLE & PRODUCTS

20 February 2024

The super fund has bid farewell to its head of property, who has stepped down after more than eight years to join a real estate investment manager....

14 February 2024

The insurer has welcomed a new chief financial officer and people and culture officer....

12 February 2024

The $31 billion fund has welcomed new heads of retirement, marketing, customer experience and product within its newly created commercial division....

6 February 2024

The $160 billion super fund has announced a revamp of its executive team structure....

31 January 2024

The $85 billion fund has welcomed a former BlackRock executive to lead stewardship within its responsible investment team....

FUNDS MANAGEMENT

Challenger reported growth of 190 per cent in lifetime annuity sales, having realised an “extraordinary” opportunity in retirement....

The ethical asset manager has launched an infrastructure debt fund in association with specialist manager Infradebt....

Dr Raphael Arndt, the chief executive of the Future Fund, is against any revision to the fund’s mandate....

The Future Fund has surpassed its annual return target to reach a record value of $211.9 billion....

The superannuation fund is expanding its investment exposure to industrial property through a $1 billion partnership with Barings, a global investment manager....

FINANCIAL ADVICE

20 February 2024

Rest plans to offer its members a collectively charged digital advice tool, as well as access to phone-based ‘qualified advisers’ to assist members adopting the digital p...

13 February 2024

In a Treasury submission on the retirement phase of superannuation, the Financial Advice Association Australia has recommended a $2,000 means-tested payment over the next...

11 February 2024

With the government moving to clarify the way that superannuation funds can charge members for advice, the question now is how the funds should calculate the fees.Followi...

4 February 2024

The chief executive of the FAAA has reiterated the possibility that superannuation funds may become a breeding ground for future advisers....

2 February 2024

The Financial Services and Credit Panel’s first determination for 2024 is due to a relevant provider receiving “soft benefits” under a commercial agreement with a superan...

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT

AustralianSuper has usurped the Future Fund as the biggest Australian asset owner, jumping from 43rd to 36th place globally, according to an annual study by the Thinking ...

AustralianSuper has usurped the Future Fund as the biggest Australian asset owner, jumping from 43rd to 36th place globally, according to an annual study by the Thinking ...

IFM Investors, the global institutional asset manager owned by superannuation funds, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK government to invest £10 billion...

Global investor confidence has seen a muted rise of 0.9 points in September, compared to double-digit gains in the previous month. ...

The super fund has written to the board chair and chief executives of ASX 300 companies with its four key priority expectations ahead of the 2023–24 annual general meetin...

INSURANCE

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 ...

2 August 2023

MLC Life Insurance believes life insurers should be able to provide advice under the Quality of Advice Review in the same way as superannuation funds....

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

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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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The ethical investment manager has reported positive net flows despite “challenging market conditions”....

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ASIC has issued a warning to super trustees regarding the underperformance of Choice super products....

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