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New data shows the shape of the super industry to come (and what members think of it)

KPMG’s latest Super Insights report shows the future shape that the industry might take, with distinct cohorts of funds now emerging across size and service. But there’s little positive sentiment to be found about funds online.

Lachlan Maddock | 29th May 2024 | More
Is offshore investing ‘inevitable’? UniSuper’s not so sure

While Australian Retirement Trust thinks massive scale makes offshore investing a must, not every fund wants to join the jet set, and UniSuper thinks there’s still plenty of opportunities to be had at home.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2024 | More
  • Vision on top in Active tie-up

    Active Super and Vision Super are now entering the home stretch of a drawn-out merger process that will create a new $29 billion fund with 170,000 member accounts.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th May 2024 | More
    Super Members Council puts a trillion-dollar price tag on ‘Home First, Super Second’

    The Coalition’s plan to let Australians access their superannuation for a house deposit would create a “budget blackhole”, according to modelling commissioned by the Super Members Council.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th May 2024 | More
  • TelstraSuper looks for a merger partner

    The $26 billion TelstraSuper has become the latest corporate super fund to weigh its merger options in the face of increasing competition and scale issues in the rapidly consolidating industry.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th May 2024 | More
    ‘One plus one equals three’ in Mine/TWUSUPER Team-up

    The $13 billion Mine Super is headed for a merger with TWUSUPER that will diversify both funds’ member bases into new sectors, plug gaps in their portfolios and prepare it for a world where bigger is (allegedly) better.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2024 | More
    ‘No doubt’ greenwashing crackdown has had an effect: UniSuper

    To deliver for its highly engaged member base, UniSuper must walk a fine line between investing responsibly for their future and meeting their demands around climate change in the here and now.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2024 | More
    What poor investment governance really costs members

    A new report “from the coalface” of super fund investing has gone some way to quantifying the cost of shonky investment management, with members potentially losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd May 2024 | More
    ‘It comes at a cost’: Small funds fret APRA levy increase

    A number of super funds managing less than $10 billion have been slugged with an increase in their restricted APRA levy of more than 80 per cent even as the regulator pushes them to keep costs down.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Apr 2024 | More
  • Megafunds split on future of YFYS

    Australia’s biggest super funds disagree on what the new Your Future, Your Super performance test should look like, but they both think the consequences for failure should be just as weighty – and apply to everybody equally.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2024 | More
    Australian Retirement Trust joins the jet set

    The $280 billion ART has become the latest megafund to set up an offshore outpost as it looks to secure “even more compelling investment opportunities” for its 2.3 million members.

    Staff Writer | 26th Apr 2024 | More
    Speaking with a ‘single voice’, can super have a sensible conversation?

    The new Super Members Council wants to work with both sides of politics to improve the superannuation system. Keeping ISA’s controversial marketing campaign on the outside will help.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Apr 2024 | More
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