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‘Inhibitors and constraints’: Frontier’s deep dive into nation-building finds steep barriers

As the Albanese Government looks to use super funds to kickstart Australian infrastructure growth, the number of obstacles arrayed against investing in affordable housing and venture capital might give them pause for thought.

Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Nov 2022 | More
Big super’s ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to build the future

Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia believes the trillions of dollars washing around super could be put to good use in nation-building projects – and that criticisms of investing in unlisted assets are an “absurdity”.

Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Aug 2022 | More
APRA fires latest salvo in super wars

A significant chunk of super fund advertising could now be on ice, with APRA finding that marketing expenditure could not be shown to have improved members’ financial position. As stapling puts a nail in the coffin of default distribution, many of Australia’s biggest super funds have turned their attention to the dark art of advertising…

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2021 | More
  • Both sides to blame in common ownership bungle

    The inquiry into common ownership has given us that rarest of things: a moment of bipartisan stupidity. There are so many wonderful ways to waste taxpayer money. You can use it to pay for business-class flights to Canberra, or Craig Kelly-style political stunts, or even give it away to profitable multinational corporations in the middle…

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Sep 2021 | 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