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Funds need more scrutiny on internal teams, investment models: Frontier

While internal investment teams have generally delivered good outcomes there is little independent review or direct public scrutiny of their performance compared to external managers, according to Frontier Advisors.

Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Sep 2023 | More
Super’s new voice gets a name, looks for a face

The merger between ISA and AIST has created a new organisation that will court both sides of politics to “advocate for the interests” of more than 10 million Australians.

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Sep 2023 | More
  • New arguments in the great valuation debate

    More regulatory pressure on valuation practices means big funds run the risk of missing out on attractive deals and members could face higher costs. But with Australia now at the forefront of defined contribution pensions globally, should GPs get with the program?

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Sep 2023 | More
    Reilly on getting mergers right – and why big funds will keep duking it out for members

    After announcing his departure from the role, Australian Retirement Trust chief Bernard Reilly tells ISN why the fund “hasn’t missed a beat” since the merger that created it and how the arrival of the megafunds heralds a new era of “co-opetition” in the super industry.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Sep 2023 | More
  • AustralianSuper headed to court over multiple accounts fiasco

    ASIC has launched civil proceedings against Australia’s biggest super fund over allegations it failed to consolidate the accounts of 90,000 members and continued to charge them fees.

    Staff Writer | 8th Sep 2023 | More
    ‘It played a vital role’: So long CMSF, AIST

    As the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees disappears, a piece of super history – one that led to the creation of many of the institutions the industry relies on today – is likely going along with it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Sep 2023 | More
    AustralianSuper thinks it’s ‘time to worry about the horses’

    Everybody’s anticipating a sweeping technological revolution, but they haven’t stopped to think about whether they’ll actually profit from it. More likely than not they’re holding onto horses when everybody’s making cars.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Aug 2023 | More
    For internalisation, Aware puts its faith in Odin (and Alpha)

    The creation of a new investment data platform underpins Aware’s march to managing half of its projected $250 billion FUM internally. State Street is providing the glue that holds it all together.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Aug 2023 | More
    ART plots ‘substantial’ sustainable investing build-out

    The megafund is expanding its sustainable investment team as it adopts a new climate change strategy and fields increased interest in its approach from new corners.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Aug 2023 | More
  • ART’s corporate fund strategy pays off as FUM hits $260bn

    Australia’s second-largest super fund just got a little bit larger with a big win from the corporate fund strategy one of its predecessor funds embarked on almost six years ago.

    Staff Writer | 23rd Aug 2023 | More
    ISA, AIST to join forces for a fresh start

    Two of Australia’s leading superannuation bodies will soon be no more. In their place will be a new, merged entity intended to be a “powerful advocate” for the superannuation system and the funds that comprise it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Aug 2023 | More
    How Cbus will manage $50 billion by itself – and another $50 billion with help

    With Cbus eyeing the $100 billion mark, it’s figuring out what it can do well and what should be left to everybody else. And while other funds can’t wait to head overseas, it’s decided to stay home.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Aug 2023 | More
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