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Why Frontier think it’s made a retirement ‘breakthrough’

Minimum drawdowns aren’t meant to be a default, but plenty of members use them that way. Frontier Advisors wants funds to pay them a “retirement wage” instead.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Nov 2023 | More
Who’s really calling the shots at super funds? It’s complicated

Fundies are getting with the internal management program but they don’t necessarily like it, according to new data from Frontier Advisors. Especially with a new army of gatekeepers arrayed before them.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Oct 2023 | More
For funds, one big question remains: Who’s really keeping an eye on internalisation?

As super funds internalise more and more of their investment management, they’re taking on more and more risk. Many of them still lack a plan to deal with it.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Oct 2023 | More
  • ‘More need than ever’ for investment governance advice

    Big funds are looking for help with investment governance as they internalise more and more of their resources, according to JANA, and it’s also seeing a lot more demand for guidance on net zero objectives.

    Staff Writer | 29th Sep 2023 | More
    Frontier hones private markets, real assets capabilities

    The asset consultant has rounded out its real assets and private markets research with two new appointments as both areas grow in importance to the institutional investors it services.

    Staff Writer | 18th Aug 2023 | More
    Don’t follow the lead of overseas on unlisted assets: Frontier

    Australian super funds and asset managers shouldn’t ape their international peers when it comes to unlisted investment practice, according to Frontier, and demand for more frequent valuations will ultimately be worn by members.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Jul 2023 | More
  • Rest gets a second set of hands for growing complexity

    The $70 billion super fund has appointed WTW as asset consultant to its board and board investment committee as it internalises a substantial chunk of its funds under management.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Jun 2023 | More
    Illiquid assets top fund performance driver in tough 2022

    Private markets were the main driver of superannuation fund performance for 2022, according to Frontier, but only a few of this year’s top 10 funds feature in the league tables over the last decade. And the YFYS test is still creating anomalous outcomes.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2023 | More
  • Frontier boosts capital markets capabilities

    Frontier has added to its capital markets capability with a new appointment, while a member of its PhD internship program will be joining the firm in a permanent role.

    Staff Writer | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
    Why super funds and consultants shouldn’t ‘accept the status quo’

    Much of the work Willis Towers Watson does for Australia’s largest allocators is now around investment governance. But the tyranny of distance means the local scene can be a bit of an “echo chamber”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Feb 2023 | More
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