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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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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Big managers dumped in KiwiSaver shake-up

ANZ, ASB, AMP, Fisher and Mercer have all been dumped as the KiwiSaver default schemes following the latest government review. In a release last Friday (May 14), NZ Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, confirmed the default provider numbers would shrink to

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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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Investors push for returns clarity on climate

Institutional investors are pushing companies for disclosures that clearly detail how climate-related risks impact the bottom line, according to a new global survey. The sixth annual Institutional Investor Survey carried out by specialist consultancy firm Morrow Sodali confirmed environmental, social

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