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Super good results under ‘testing circumstances’ in 2022

It was non-traditional diversification that saved the top performing super funds in the “torrid” year of 2022, with Chant West’s top 10 funds mostly pursuing larger allocations to infrastructure and private equity.

Staff Writer | 20th Jan 2023 | More
Chant West’s fix for the ‘unintended, unacceptable’ consequences of YFYS

Chant West’s proposed replacement for the performance test might cut through the complexity and create a fairer system for super funds, which have dramatically altered their investment strategies to avoid failing.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Nov 2022 | More
Why APRA should have more leeway on YFYS

Adding a qualitative measure of performance or the right to appeal to YFYS could enhance consumer outcomes. But critics have warned that it could defang the test.

Lachlan Maddock | 4th Nov 2022 | More
  • How to build a better YFYS test

    If reducing the number of funds was its goal, Your Future Your Super has been a wild success. But as an indicator of performance, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2022 | More
    ‘They’re open to change’: Glimmers of hope for a new YFYS test

    One number will never tell the whole story, and a new and improved performance test could comprise as many as nine metrics, according to Chant West. This time around, Treasury is actually listening.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 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
  • 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.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More
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