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‘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
    On YFYS, no quick fix for the ultimate blunt instrument

    A new review will address some of the unintended consequences of Your Future Your Super. But while super funds are no doubt holding out for a hero, there’s probably no perfect performance test.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Sep 2022 | More
  • 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
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