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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
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
Funds in the red, black or pink: it depends

Super fund data companies are rushing to beat deadlines for June 30 figures, with heightened interest from industry participants and members. The median balanced fund was minus 3.3 per cent, SuperRatings said.

Greg Bright | 8th Jul 2022 | More
  • What comes next for YFYS

    The performance test for Choice products has been paused, and the Albanese Government has launched a sweeping review into the Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) reforms. So what comes next?

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Jul 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
    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. Up until the end of May, returns for the financial year to date “were pretty flat”. But by close-of-business Friday (June 17) a median growth fund would have returned negative…

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jun 2022 | More
  • ‘Bright lines’ and member outcomes: the heat is on

    Your Future Your Super (YFYS) is meant to improve member outcomes. But Frontier’s latest research suggests that the performance test is in dire need of tweaking if it’s to fulfil that goal. Frontier’s latest research – “The heat is on – superannuation fund performance in 2021” – aims to answer the question of whether the…

    Lachlan Maddock | 16th Mar 2022 | More
    In YFYS, one number ‘doesn’t tell the whole story’

    To fix the Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) performance test, Treasury and regulators need to reconsider their fixation on a “bright line” measure. It’s a testament to the flaws of the YFYS performance test that, several months after it was first applied to MySuper products, the super sector’s intelligentsia are still trying to fix it….

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th Mar 2022 | More
  • ‘They’re going to get smashed’: YFYS chaos looms for choice

    A mere 13 funds were dispatched by the first round of the Your Future Your Super (YFYS) performance test. Chant West believes the damage could be worse in the choice sector. Later this year, APRA’s performance test will be brought to bear against the choice sector after a dry run on the smaller universe of…

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Mar 2022 | More
    Investment app rides consumer net-zero trend

    Acacia Money, a fintech start-up which has embraced major consumer and market trends in financial services, this week takes its next big step through the launch of a ‘super solutions’ component of its offering. Armed with data from Chant West and aggregator Yodlee, the savings and wealth management platform launched in August will now incorporate…

    Greg Bright | 16th Dec 2021 | More
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