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‘Don’t wait for APRA to blow the referee whistle’: Cole

While APRA “doesn’t feel the need to start each year with a shiny new set of initiatives”, it’s still planning on scrutinising super funds’ valuation practices and giving more “sub-scale” funds the nudge to merge in 2023.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Feb 2023 | More
ISA, AIST explore merger for ‘a single voice’

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is exploring a merger with Industry Super Australia as external pressure grows on industry associations and the funds they service.

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jan 2023 | More
  • HSBC’s new recipe for super growth

    A partnership with the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) gives HSBC an opportunity to shop its services to the country’s biggest investors.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jan 2023 | More
    Bear and bubbles: Grantham shouts another round

    Veteran investor, Jeremy Grantham, has nominated a falling global property market as lead contender to drive the next deflationary phase of the multi-asset ‘super bubble’.

    David Chaplin | 27th Jan 2023 | More
  • Unshackled: JANA staff take full control

    After more than 20 years of institutional ownership, the management and staff of Australia’s largest asset consultancy have regained full control of their destiny.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jan 2023 | More
    Earnings learnings: Why forecasts are fantasy

    US stock valuations based on forecast operating earnings regularly veer into ‘fantasy’ land, according to a new analysis by quantitative investment firm Research Affiliates (RAFI), with reality set to disappoint again in 2023 as recessionary risks remain.

    David Chaplin | 25th Jan 2023 | More
    Government keeps it simple on super objective

    It’s the government’s hope to get a “simple” objective for superannuation across the line. The problem might be getting everybody else to stop talking about comfort and adequacy in retirement.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jan 2023 | More
    Annuitas finds chief, loses investment head

    The Kiwi secretariat provider has named former WTW global head of governance consulting Tim Mitchell as chief executive to replace long-time head Simon Tyler. But it has another vacancy to fill with the looming exit of Paul Bevin, general manager investments.

    David Chaplin | 20th Jan 2023 | More
    UniSuper boosts private markets team with two appointments

    UniSuper has added to its private markets team as it focuses its efforts on its infrastructure and nascent venture capital capabilities.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jan 2023 | More
  • 2010s ‘a lost opportunity’ for renewables, but a new era looms

    The free money era in which the transition to renewable energy could have been dirt cheap is over. But after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world has a golden opportunity to get the job done.

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
    ‘A worldwide phenomenon’: How HOPE wants to solve affordable housing

    While the debate around the use of super for nation-building projects like affordable housing rages, HOPE Housing is working on a new way for funds to get involved.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jan 2023 | More
    ART, Macquarie, PGGM boost Macquarie AirFinance acquisition

    Macquarie Asset Management, PGGM Infrastructure Fund and Australian Retirement Trust (ART) have tipped US$600 million into Macquarie AirFinance’s US$2.2 billion acquisition of an aircraft portfolio from ALAFC0.

    Staff Writer | 11th Jan 2023 | More