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Aware, QSuper awards finals double

Chant West, scheduled to hold its annual awards dinner this Wednesday evening, May 26, has announced the 10 finalists in the last two categories decided upon – Best Fund: Innovation and Best Fund: Integrity. Two funds are in both categories.

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Intra-fund advice focus and other covid responses to stick

Big super funds are looking at permanent changes to their communications strategies, advice model, administration and general member experience as a result of covid-19. Intra-fund advice is high on the agenda. QSuper, a pioneer among super funds providing full financial

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Fund mergers now a question of where it all stops

KPMG believes $50 billion is about the minimum size for an APRA-regulated fund when the dust settles. Helen Rowell, the retiring deputy chair of APRA, believes it should be $30 billion. The figures were bandied about at the CMSF conference

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CMSF keeps the fire burning for a new audience

The rhetoric was similar, though not quite as fiery. But the audience was different. A lot has changed since the first CMSF, held symbolically, in Wollongong. In 1990, Wollongong, NSW, was still referred to as the ‘steel city’. BHP had

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MAX Awards: the winners may well be…

The annual MAX Awards returns to a live-action dinner format at Sydney’s Luna Park on June 10, and this masthead’s tips and comments also return to assist voters’ deliberations. The awards produced by Financial Standard, a part of Rainmaker Information,

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Impact investing best practice benchmark

BlueMark, an impact investment verification service provider, has launched a benchmark for tracking best practices in impact management. It is designed to root out impact washing. The global benchmark allows market participants to differentiate between impact ‘leaders’ and ‘learners’, the

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Club Plus Super chooses Aussie Super for merger

Club Plus Super, the NSW-based industry fund representing primarily the employees of licensed clubs, has elected AustralianSuper as its preferred merger partner. In a joint announcement last week (May 13), Stefan Strano, the chief executive of Club Plus, said that

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Directors’ skill levels scrutinised

With increasing pressure for diversity among boards of directors and scrutiny by regulators, shareholders and their agents, spare a thought for the question of director capabilities. The Actuaries Institute dissected whether there was “an issue around the skills required to

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