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‘A very polarising concept’: Why Mine Super reckons lifecycle is the real winner

The $13 billion Mine Super might have had Chant West’s top performing growth option for the calendar year, but CIO Seamus Collins questions whether many default growth products are doing enough for young members who are “temporally diversified”.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jan 2024 | More
JANA wins more in wealth

Wealth management firm Alteris has selected JANA as its new investment consultant, bringing its assets under advice in the wealth space to more than $10 billion as it looks beyond its traditional client base for growth.

Staff Writer | 24th Jan 2024 | More
  • ‘More mass, more market power’ for Australian Ethical

    The CIO of the $10 billion Australian Ethical wants to triple its funds under management by 2030. Getting on that growth trajectory could mean offshore partnerships or acquisitions to augment its in-house investment capabilities.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jan 2024 | More
    Why CFS is watching the election cycle (and stress in private markets)

    Incoming populist leaders unleashing “incoherent” policies could shake markets, according to Colonial First State CIO Jonathan Armitage, while investors with dry powder on hand stand to win big as distressed selling takes hold in private equity and infrastructure.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Jan 2024 | More
  • Funds ring in the new year with robust (calendar) returns

    A rally in risk in the waning months of 2023 has pushed super fund returns into strongly positive territory, but some funds don’t want to count their chickens before they hatch.

    Staff Writer | 10th Jan 2024 | More
    Russell Mason reflects on 42 years in super

    There were 3000 super funds in 1981. But when Russell Mason retires after 42 years of trust deeds and time sheets, the world he worked in as a trusted adviser and governance expert will have only about 70 funds left.

    Greg Bright | 20th Dec 2023 | More
    Super returns come roaring back

    With less than two weeks left to go, super funds will likely turn in another robust calendar year return off the back of a stratospheric risk rally.

    Staff Writer | 20th Dec 2023 | More
    AustralianSuper supercharges private credit allocation in the hunt for income

    The $300 billion super fund has taken its mandate with Churchill Asset Management to the next level in a sign that the voracious appetite for private debt from pension funds around the world remains unsated.

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Dec 2023 | More
    ACSI takes aim at exec pay, cyber risk

    The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has put listed companies on notice over executive pay and cyber-security in a bid to “raise the bar on governance”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Dec 2023 | More
  • Funds to provide advice in a ‘positive step for millions of members’

    Super funds and other large institutions will be able to provide financial advice to their members following the introduction of a package of reforms that have been hailed as “transformative” for the industry.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Dec 2023 | More
    Should every big fund join the jet set? It depends on the destination

    It turns out not everybody wants flash new overseas offices. And while funds aren’t sweating the constraints of Your Future, Your Super when it comes to private markets, some assets are just better handled in the public ones – illiquidity premium be damned.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Dec 2023 | More
    YFYS, policy still holding transition finance back: ASFA

    Super funds want to put their $300 billion of annual inflows to work in new renewable energy infrastructure. But policy settings, Your Future Your Super and intensifying competition for local assets could all have unforeseen consequences.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2023 | More