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The Government makes YFYS concessions

After repeated and universal criticism from all major super industry bodies, the Government has agreed to two amendments to its performance benchmark as part of the Government’s proposed Your Future, Your Super legislation. The Government announced last week (April 28) that it would allow the inclusion of infrastructure and unlisted property as well as administration…

Greg Bright | 30th Apr 2021 | More
APRA must improve merger process if it wants more

If APRA wants to continue to encourage super fund mergers the regulator needs to make some changes to how it goes about its approvals process, according to one chief executive who is going through the process of having a successor fund transfer (TFR). Speaking at last weeks’ annual ASFA conference (on February 11), Leeanne Turner,…

Greg Bright | 12th Feb 2021 | More
Hybrids are back, and paying higher yields

The hybrid securities market felt the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis in March, when two issues were withdrawn and another issuer deferred redemptions. But last week Macquarie Bank relaunched its hybrid offer, offering a substantially higher margin than the rate on offer a few months ago. Macquarie Bank Capital Notes 2 was originally launched on…

Annabelle Dickson | 13th May 2020 | More
  • Advisers inundated with early release super enquiries

    Strongly divided views about the wisdom of using the early release from superannuation have prompted large numbers of fund members to seek the advice of financial planners. Losing insurance cover, reducing retirement benefits and crystallising losses are the main issues commentators have highlighted. According to AMP’s technical adviser support team, early release of super was…

    Annabelle Dickson | 6th May 2020 | More
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