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CEM finds the value in YFYS

A new report from CEM Benchmarking shows that the Your Future Your Super (YFYS) performance test lifts system-wide outcomes. But size of fund is no silver bullet.

Lachlan Maddock | 29th Jun 2022 | More
APRA grows concerned on consolidation, flags new standards

The regulator says it doesn’t “blindly adopt” a big is good, small is bad approach, and is concerned the industry is consolidating too quickly.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jun 2022 | More
  • Super returns flash red – but it’s not all bad news

    While most super funds will deliver their members a negative return this year amidst an indiscriminate selloff, they remain well ahead of their long-term objectives.

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jun 2022 | More
    Federated Hermes hunts more growth Down Under

    Federated Hermes is looking to expand its stewardship and private markets services in Australia as the rapidly consolidating super sector is forced to go global.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jun 2022 | More
  • ‘Come at us’: Mercer ready for competition at scale

    Mercer Super Trust’s merger with Westpac’s superannuation assets will prepare the retail fund for a new era of competition in Australia’s rapidly consolidating super sector.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th May 2022 | More
    YFYS sees a ‘bifurcation’ in property strategies

    Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) is creating a two-speed system in unlisted property where the biggest funds are forced offshore and the smallest must play in their own backyard. That might soon change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th May 2022 | More
    Time to make sustainability real for members: JANA

    As big super pursues an engagement-focused approach to sustainability, the challenge will be making its real-world impacts felt by both members and executives.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th May 2022 | More
    Funds ditch romance, confront reality on retirement

    With the advent of the Retirement Income Covenant (RIC), super funds can finally move forward on the decumulation phase. But they shouldn’t try to “boil the sea.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th May 2022 | More
    Reject passive, return to active for pension funds

    Active management will be increasingly important for defined contribution (DC) retirement savings schemes as value-for-fees, expected lower future returns and sustainable investment preferences come to the fore, according to a new MFS white paper.

    David Chaplin | 6th May 2022 | More
  • Lessons from a $5 billion fund in the world of ‘bigger is better’

    Life isn’t always easy at the small end of town, but the $5 billion legalsuper is kicking against APRA’s orthodoxy that bigger is nearly always better.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th May 2022 | More
    Prepare for the might of the giga-fund

    In less than 20 years there will likely be a trillion-dollar super fund. So how will it throw its awesome weight around? It might have been premature to label AustralianSuper our first mega-fund. After all, it gives little room to move when coming up with a descriptor for a fund that will someday manage $1…

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th Apr 2022 | More
    Advocates, Women in Super, reframe neurodiversity

    More diverse organisations have consistently outperformed those that are less diverse. But neurodiversity is still largely an unknown quantity in many of them. The term “neurodiversity” was first coined by researcher Julie Singer in the late 90s, and popularized by journalist Harvey Bloom. It holds that there is simply “a diversity of human minds and…

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Apr 2022 | More
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