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UniSuper targets ‘unique opportunities’ in property, weighs affordable housing

UniSuper is “scouring the domestic market” to build out its unlisted investment portfolio. And as a signatory to the new Affordable Housing Accord, it’s investigating the YFYS benchmark risk of nation-building.

Lachlan Maddock | 11th Nov 2022 | More
Proebstl leaves legalsuper (and prepares for another act)

Legalsuper CEO Andrew Proebstl is saying goodbye to the fund he’s run for 20 years. But with super once again standing on the cusp of change, he still wants to be part of the industry.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th Nov 2022 | More
  • ‘Tremendous positive change’: Paul Schroder says yes to the test

    The CEO of AustralianSuper says the Morrison Government doesn’t get enough credit for introducing the YFYS reforms, and that funds need to stop arguing over its detail and get on with the business of performing against the benchmarks.

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th Nov 2022 | More
    Don’t make the YFYS test ‘toothless’: Grattan

    The Grattan Institute says that “maintaining the integrity” of the performance test is vital and that the review should seek to make incremental improvements rather than wholesale reforms.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Nov 2022 | More
  • Bell wins $500 million mandate from Hostplus

    Rising demand for global small- and mid-caps has seen Bell Asset Management awarded a $500 million mandate from Hostplus.

    Staff Writer | 31st Oct 2022 | More
    How to build a better YFYS test

    If reducing the number of funds was its goal, Your Future Your Super has been a wild success. But as an indicator of performance, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2022 | More
    ‘Still a lot of storm clouds’: Why (and how) Equip is preparing for a recession

    The “embers of optimism” are fading every day, and the $30 billion Equip Super is preparing for the big one. Still, there’s hope – however small – that the worst may be avoided.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Oct 2022 | More
    ‘Take some of those punts’: Super fund CIOs prepare for the fire sale  

    It’s not quite over, but the dislocation in equity markets and forced selling is leaving plenty of bargains on the floor. Super fund CIOs will be particularly glad for “the strongest tool in their kitbag”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
    Survival of the cheapest for big super

    As super funds swell to gargantuan size and downward fee pressure intensifies the heat will be on all funds to rein in significantly outsourced investment models.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
  • ‘They’re open to change’: Glimmers of hope for a new YFYS test

    One number will never tell the whole story, and a new and improved performance test could comprise as many as nine metrics, according to Chant West. This time around, Treasury is actually listening.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
    Super funds gets a B+ on retirement

    While Australia’s superannuation system is the envy of most of the world, it still needs to move from helping people accumulate money to helping them spend it.

    Staff Writer | 12th Oct 2022 | More
    YFYS survivors still need to merge: Cole

    Passing the performance test is no excuse for not merging, according to APRA, and the prudential regulator will still be giving small funds the nudge to consolidate where they feel their size isn’t sustainable.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Oct 2022 | More