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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 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 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
  • Vanguard gets APRA go-ahead for super play

    APRA has issued Vanguard a superannuation licence as it prepares to launch a disruptive play for Australia’s gargantuan retirement savings pool.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Aug 2022 | More
    ‘Power can be used well or it can be used poorly’: Super funds and too big to fail

    The Albanese Government has begun to explore the potential negative impacts of super fund consolidation. The question is whether a super fund can ever be too big to fail.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Aug 2022 | More
    Julie Lander takes a bow at Care

    “We believe in our story,” says Julie Lander. The CareSuper CEO chats to Greg Bright about mergers, diseconomies and spending money.

    Greg Bright | 24th 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
    ‘Strong case’ to hit pause on choice performance test: Chant West

    The performance test as it stands isn’t “fit for purpose” when it comes to choice products. And its bright line nature means tweaks are needed for MySuper products too. While the MySuper performance test dispatched a mere 13 funds, the outcomes for choice products could be even worse, according to analysis from ratings house Chant…

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More
  • 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. While questions have been raised about the ability of the YFYS performance test to accurately identify poor-performing funds, an analysis of historical global pension fund data by CEM…

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

    The wave of consolidation racing through the superannuation industry is now raising eyebrows at the prudential regulator. With the massive amounts of FUM being devoured, some funds are suffering indigestion. “This may manifest at the industry level at the point of transfer in a SFT, for example where an administrator has a backlog of transfers…

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jun 2022 | More
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