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Too late for protection? Never, says Allspring

“If you don’t know where you are in a bear market, then you should be in the game… We get asked: ‘is it too late?’ Our view is that it’s never too late to think about defensive strategies.”

Greg Bright | 17th Aug 2022 | More
YFYS and the path to a super data highway

“The industry should not be happy to simply sit somewhere in the middle… Increased transparency will drive increased analysis and action. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”

Greg Bright | 16th Aug 2022 | More
  • Time for super to get its purpose as industry counts early release cost

    The spectre of early release still looms large over the industry, and super’s true believers want its purpose legislated to prevent Australia’s retirement savings from becoming a crisis piggy bank.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Aug 2022 | More
    More funds set to pass YFYS test with flying colours

    Allocations to unlisted property, diversified fixed interest, Australian and international shares had the greatest impact on whether an option passed the test or not.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Aug 2022 | More
  • Tuvalu swaps Russell for Mercer in A$280m mandate

    Dotted with various government funds, the Pacific Islands has emerged as a competitive space for NZ and Australian-based investment advisers.

    David Chaplin | 5th Aug 2022 | More
    Citi seeks super growth in private markets

    Consolidation among superannuation clients is changing the nature of Citi’s business with them, and increased appetite for nation-building in Australia means plenty of opportunities in private markets.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Aug 2022 | More
    Funds go thematic in the war for members

    Super funds are increasingly adding thematic passive products to their self-directed investment options as they face new competition from Gen Z focused start-ups – but the ultimate theme is still on the outs.

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th Jul 2022 | More
    Australian Retirement Trust, QIC go big on affordable housing

    Australian Retirement Trust (ART) and QIC are continuing the trend of big funds investing in affordable housing, working in conjunction with community housing provider Brisbane Housing Company.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jul 2022 | More
    Super funds long-term investors no more as industry goes ‘limp mode’

    A big chunk of super funds are now in “limp mode” as their buffer against the performance test evaporates. And sustainable investing is getting harder when even tobacco exclusions eat up the tracking error budget.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jul 2022 | More
  • Funds rewarded by active management in a tough year

    Super fund members have been “spared the worst”, while the outperformance of the top ten funds was generated by active management and chunky allocations to private markets.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jul 2022 | More
    Top 10 balanced funds in tough year

    Hostplus has topped the keenly anticipated performance charts for balanced super funds for the year to June, as well as the past 10 years, SuperRatings has confirmed. Only three funds showed positive returns for the 12 months.

    Greg Bright | 15th Jul 2022 | More
    ‘In good markets and bad’, Super Fierce finds top 15 funds

    “When it comes to super, all the evidence points to the more you pay, the less you get. There’s lots of reasons for that, the most fundamental of which is that active management really struggles to outperform the market.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Jul 2022 | More
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