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Big super’s blueprint for the future

It’s big super’s “once in a lifetime opportunity” to build the future. But as funds look to invest in nation-building in Australia and the Pacific, they’ll want the government to share some of the risk.

Lachlan Maddock | 14th Sep 2022 | More
APRA has no view on fund size despite ‘sustainability challenges’: Cole

The prudential regulator’s superannuation czar says it has no view on whether smaller funds can survive – but that funds must continue to innovate to avoid becoming “footnotes in financial history”.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th Sep 2022 | More
  • Super’s looming showdown with ‘big dumb money’

    As homegrown competition intensifies and offshore players eye Australia’s retirement savings, the industry funds are now “frenemies”. Reinvigorating the collaborative model will be the key to their survival.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Sep 2022 | More
    Super’s big wins come with a sting in the tail

    Labor and the superannuation industry are still running their victory lap, but concerns around disclosure and consolidation loom large in the background.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Sep 2022 | More
  • Fewer YFYS failures with fees, data in focus

    It’s unlikely that there will be an increasing trend towards Your Future Your Super (YFYS) test failures, but the unintended consequences of the reforms are still worth examining, says JANA.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Sep 2022 | More
    Small funds defy the odds in the world of bigger is better

    Some of super’s best performers this year are also its smallest, and new research from Frontier finds that asset allocation is more influential than size and scale when it comes to generating alpha.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Sep 2022 | More
    Levy review pushes advice towards big super

    The quality of advice review opens the door for super funds to become a one stop shop for their members’ financial advice needs. But keeping things simple is key.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Sep 2022 | More
    Fewer losers as super funds manage to the YFYS performance test

    Fewer funds failed the Your Future Your Super (YFYS) test than last year – but plenty of passes have come from managing to the constraints of that test.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
    UniSuper in hot water over Santos investment

    A UniSuper member has accused the fund of potentially breaching its trustee obligations and the Corporations Act in a case reminiscent of one brought against Rest in 2018.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
  • ‘It’s not rocket science’: Future IM/Pact partners with big super

    “Talent incubator” Future IM/Pact has partnered with four of Australia’s biggest super funds to help women into frontline investment roles. Investment internalisation is driving some of the interest.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
    Vanguard gets APRA go-ahead for super play

    APRA has issued Vanguard a superannuation licence as it prepares to launch a disruptive play for Australia’s gargantuan retirement savings pool.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Aug 2022 | More
    Adjust the benchmarks for faith-based funds: ASFA

    ASFA wants the YFYS performance test benchmarks tweaked to account for the exclusions and negative screens that faith- and values-based funds use.

    Staff Writer | 23rd Aug 2022 | More
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