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‘Tremendous positive change’: Paul Schroder says yes to the test

The CEO of AustralianSuper says the Morrison Government doesn’t get enough credit for introducing the YFYS reforms, and that funds need to stop arguing over its detail and get on with the business of performing against the benchmarks.

Lachlan Maddock | 4th Nov 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
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.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More